By Maggie Stanton
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 were recently selected as one of the “Top 3” outstanding student teams in the 2017 National Dairy Council New Product Competition. The team advisor is Dr. 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 27th at the American Dairy Science Association Joint Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.