Tetra Pak sponsors IDF Dairy Innovation Awards

Tetra Pak was the headline sponsor of the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2022 designed to encourage and celebrate innovative practices across the dairy sector. Ashutosh Manohar, Tetra Pak India’s managing director facilitated the winners of the Climate Action Award.

10 Oct 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

Ashutosh Manohar, managing director, Tetra Pak India, facilitated the winners of the Climate Action Award

The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards are hosted by the International Dairy Federation in partnership with food and drinks consultancy Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Tetra Pak.

In its inaugural edition, the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards received 144 entries with participation from every continent worldwide, which shows that the Dairy Sector’s commitment with innovation and sustainability has no boundaries and may be found in every link of the milk and dairying production chain.

During the summit, Tetra Pak showcased state-of-the-art solutions, from dairy processing equipment to sustainability solutions, as well as insights around new categories such as khoya, ghee, fermented dairy beverages and more. 

In addition to this, the company also highlighted two of its made-in-India dairy processing equipment — a continuous freezer module and a special module for dairy separators, both of which are remarkable innovations for the Indian dairy industry. 

The summit saw participation from international experts at Tetra Pak including Romulo Alvarado, project manager, dairy development, Tetra Pak (Spain), Rafael Fabrega, director, Tetra Laval Food for Development and Katarina Lingren, senior dairy technologist, Tetra Pak Centre of Expertise Liquid Food Solutions.

In a session dedicated to dairy farm management: opportunities and approaches in smallholder dairy system, Alvarado spoke about feeding the future technological challenges and solutions. He was one of the panellists alongside representatives from Arla Foods (Nigeria), Land O’ Lakes (USA) and Amul (India).

In another session dedicated to innovative approaches to improve dairy farm efficiencies, Katarina Lingren highlighted strategies to improve energy efficiencies in dairy processing.

Rafael Fabrega participated in a panel discussion in a session around school milk programmes and other public nutrition approaches and shared insights around the role of school dairy/nutrition programmes in meeting the needs of countries like India, the pitfalls and success factors.