Processing

Globule warming

Why ice cream melts

By understanding melting characteristics, ice cream manufacturers can create products with the mouthfeel of full-fat products but without the calories.
March 8, 2014

 By understanding why ice creams melt at different rates, dairy processors can create ice cream products, regardless of fat content, with particular melt and sensory properties. 


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Processing

Use sterile air to extend product shelf life

An air displacement technology creates and supports a clean environment inside the process equipment through the continuous delivery of purified air.
February 2, 2014

Purging airborne microbes like yeast and mold is not easy due to their size.


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Stinky cheese? Not anymore

Cheese plant resolves odor issues

BioAir's EcoBase synthetic media is specifically designed to provide uniform and optimized mass transfer of odorous compounds under a controlled microenvironment.
January 23, 2014

A major Canadian dairy food processing plant recently found itself struggling with odor issues. The plant, which makes a wide range of cheese products for all of Canada, resides in a planned community; careful consideration was given regarding the balance between residential, industrial and commercial usages of the area. Problems with odor destabilized that balance, making local residents and businesses unhappy.  


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Smith Brothers Farms moves into a new milk processing plant

January 9, 2014

 A milk processor moved from a 90-year-old operation into a newer facility in Kent, Wash. Smith Brothers Farms made the most of the space, designing process areas for efficiency, safety and future growth. 


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Software

Wonderware Historian online edition enables dairy processors to share more production and operations data

A multi-tier historian database architecture stores data from one or more Wonderware Historians around the plant onto a cloud-hosted instance.
December 6, 2013

Invensys’cloud-hosted Wonderware Historian online edition enables dairy processors to safely share more production and operations data with their workers while lowering their IT burden. 


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Dairy processing

Siemens flow meter obtains FDA Pasteurized Milk Ordinance certification

PMO certification is necessary in the U.S. to sell into the milk and dairy market.
October 25, 2013

The Sitrans FM MAG 1100F sensor is specifically designed for the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, and is available with hygienic and flexible process connections


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Pasteurization is a matter of taste

October 17, 2013

 The time and temperature used to pasteurize raw milk affects the taste. Upkeep and maintenance affect the durability and lifetime of equipment. Vendors share their best practice recommendations. 


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Equipment trends

Dairy processors focused on 'single-serve' packaging, equipment needs

When it comes to equipment, dairy processors said they seek easy-to-clean machinery to prevent cross-contamination.
September 23, 2013

Dairy processors said they seek durable packaging materials to increase stability as their products move through the supply chain. Processors also are using sustainable materials to extend shelf-life; seeking easy-to-open and close fitments; and developing attention-grabbing shapes and stand-up pouches.


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Stuck on you

How to clean Greek yogurt residue in process tanks

Alfa Laval’s North American Tank Competency Center put three cleaning technologies to the test.
September 4, 2013

What is the best equipment for cleaning residue from a tank after processing Greek yogurt? The North American Tank Competency Center, part of the Alfa Laval Group, put three technologies to the test.


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Turning waste into energy

Dairy producers and processors have found value in what they used to throw away.
August 23, 2013
Dairy producers and processors have found value in what they used to throw away. Methane digesters and other technologies create energy to power homes, offices and industrial plants.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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