Light protection for better nutrients, taste and shelf life; light-protected dairy now available in USA and China29 July 2019
Light exposure from retail lights or refrigerators can degrade vitamins, nutrients, freshness and taste in dairy. Now that Consumers are more health conscious than ever before, it is critical the products they buy contain the nutrients promised on the label, and remain fresh until the expiration date.
Noluma International is working with dairy companies around the world to test packaging for its ability to protect against light damage. Noluma works with companies on packaging improvements, and once it passes Noluma’s science-based, patented testing process, the product and its packaging are certified by Noluma as offering adequate levels of protection.
Two Noluma customers have officially launched Noluma-certified dairy products – one in China and one in the US:
Body Knows™ the first-ever functionable yogurt product with light protected packaging, is available for purchase in China. The new partnership with Guongzhou-based yogurt producer, Honest Dairy, certifies its Body Knows™ probiotic yogurt for its capacity to prevent damage caused by light exposure. The shelf life is extended from 18-21 days as a result of the upgraded packaging.
The first-ever light protected organic milk is now available in the Mid-Atlantic region, from a Pennsylvania coalition of dairy farmers who worked with Noluma to certify new organic milk with A2A2 protein. The product is now available in grocery stores in Pennsylvania, D.C., Maryland, Delaware and New York.
With milk alternatives on the rise, the taste, nutrients, freshness and shelf life of dairy milk are more important than ever before. By working with Noluma to develop new, light protected packaging, Honest and Lancaster Local are setting a new benchmark for the global dairy industry by better preserving the high quality of their products with equally high-quality packaging.
Please see below for two press releases about both announcements, along with images of both Body Knows and Lancaster Local. Stats and research on how light damages milk can be found here.