An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.
May 15, 2014
Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.
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.
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.
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.