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K-State Today

May 8, 2017



Product development team selected for 2017 National Dairy Council New Product Competition

By Maggie Stanton

Competition description

The food science product development team — consisting of K-State food science undergraduate students Mayla Kritski Baez and Conrad Kabus and graduate student Karthik Sajith Babu — was recently selected as one of the top three outstanding student teams in the 2017 National Dairy Council New Product Competition. The team advisor is Jayendra Amamcharla.

The product, Mate Au Lait Protein Plus, was selected for, among other factors, "a great tasting product, unique process to create flavors, strong written report, and good use of whole milk," according to the judges report. The challenge for this competition was to develop a dairy-based drink of choice for 15-25-year-olds.

The first-, second- and third-place winners of the competition will be announced on Tuesday, June 27, at the American Dairy Science Association joint annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.