Minerals & Dairy Products Symposium 2014
26-27 February 2014
Milk minerals, a “minor component” of milk, have been relatively neglected when compared to other milks constituents, such as proteins and lipids. However, in recent years, milk minerals have attracted a renewed interest mainly driven by industrial needs. For instance, there has been a proliferation of new milk products (e.g. mineral fortified milks and infant formulae and other nutritional powders), with a push to maximize the amount of minerals incorporated. From a fundamental view-point, there is only a limited knowledge about the behaviour of the milk mineral complexes and their interactions with milk proteins. This effectively limits the scope for new product development, particularly in formulations with unusual combinations of minerals and where high heat treatments are used in the manufacturing process. Hence the need to organise this second IDF symposium on milk minerals in relation to dairy products and ingredients (the first symposium in this series was organised in 2008, in France)
The 2nd International Symposium on MINERALS & DAIRY PRODUCTS will be jointly organised by the School of Chemical Science at The University of Auckland, New Zealand in partnership with the “Science and Technology of Milk and Eggs“ research unit of the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) at Rennes, France), the Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Human Health at Massey University (New Zealand) and The University of Montpellier 2 (France) . This International Symposium aims to bring together the latest scientific and industrial developments in the area of milk minerals and mineral-fortified dairy products. It will provide a unique opportunity for scientists from academia and the global dairy industry to interact and share their fundamental knowledge and industrial know-how. A multidisciplinary program has been developed to attract the participation of experts from the complementary fields of dairy science, dairy technology, health and nutrition – all with a common interest in milk minerals.