Processing

Smith Brothers Farms moves into a new milk processing plant

 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.

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.

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

 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.

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.

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.
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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Life-long learning

Membrane technology event celebrated its 25th anniversary with record attendance

Dairy Foods and Filtration & Membrane World LLC have been partners for eight years.

The 25th annual Practical Membrane Technology Short Course was held earlier this month. The course focused on the basics of membrane technology and process design as well as new membrane technologies, materials and applications. In addition, participants took guided facility tours of Ecolab, GEA and GE Power & Water. 


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Plant of the Year

13 best practices from the Plant of the Year nominees

These dairy processors have ideas about food safety, sustainability, customer service and more.

Dairy Foods editors toured all 13 dairy processing plants that have been nominated for the 2013 Plant of the Year. We found best practices in each of them.


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Sustainability

Unilever Ice Cream, Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese honored in dairy sustainability awards program

Unilever has reduced electricity use by 13%, natural gas use by 16% and water consumption by more than 1.1 million gallons per year.

The Unilever Ice Cream plant in Henderson, Nev., was recognized for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability and Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese, Gooding, Idaho, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency.


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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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