Viewing all Articles by Kristi SaitamaI am vice president, export marketing ingredients, at USDEC. I activate programs that boost international food and beverage manufacturers’ interest and success in importing, using and innovating with U.S. dairy ingredients, working in collaboration with USDEC’s network of overseas offices. This includes championing the nutritional, functional, sensory and supply security advantages of U.S. dairy ingredients while also cutting the learning curve on technical and knowledge barriers that hinder usage.
Tell the Positive Story of PermeateRead More
Education and technical support are keys to unlocking the dairy ingredient’s global potential.
Global Boom of 65+ Population Opens Door for U.S. Whey ProteinRead More
There are four things U.S. dairy suppliers can do to help make whey protein the sarcopenia fighter for an aging world.
Making the Most of Middle East/North AfricaRead More
The Middle East imports roughly 90 percent of the food it consumes—an astonishing figure that is unlikely to decline anytime soon. Limited water and limited arable land equal limited agricultural potential. At the same time, the region boasts significant purchasing power, a growing middle class, a large, youthful population, rapid expansion in the retail, foodservice and food manufacturing sectors, and historical familiarity with the nutrition inherent in dairy.