HEERLEN, THE NETHERLANDS — Royal DSM expanded its culture portfolio with the launch of Delvo Fresh YS-042.

The new culture enables manufacturers to develop stirred yogurt that stays mild, creamy and thick throughout its shelf life, without the need for texturizers or additional proteins. It has a stable pH during yogurt filling, which helps facilitate flexible production times and cost efficiencies, according to the company. It comes as a concentrated 1-bag DVC culture solution for direct inoculation into milk.

Delvo Fresh YS-042 joins DSM’s existing line of cultures, probiotics, protective cultures, lactases, vitamins, nutritional premixes, hydrocolloids and antibiotic residue tests for yogurt and fresh fermented mesophilic applications.

“Consumers are unwilling to compromise on the sensory properties of their yogurt products, with indulgent flavors and creamy textures topping the list of favorites,” said Karoline Kjaerulff, global business manager of fermented milk at DSM. “It can be difficult to achieve this eating experience without using additional ingredients that are often not attractive to today’s health- and label-conscious consumers. With Delvo Fresh YS-042, DSM is leveraging its dairy expertise to meet these important needs.”