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Dairy Foods Can Promote Healthy Aging

The first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. As more of the boomer generation reaches retirement age, the number of consumers 65-plus in the United States will burgeon from 40 million in 2010 to 72 million in 2030. Similar statistics can be seen around the world, with the highest percentages of seniors in Japan and Western Europe, and the highest population of seniors in China, whose citizenry swelled to 132 million people age 65-plus in 2011.
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What A Dairy Processor Wants

We speak to many dairy processors throughout the year. We see you at trade shows, conferences and in your offices and plants. By listening to you, we learn about issues and challenges critical to your business success, as well as your thoughts about Dairy Foods.
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Create Value by Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

The U.S. dairy industry has been diligently gathering data, crunching numbers and double-checking methodologies to ensure that the carbon footprint and life-cycle assessments for fluid milk and cheese are consistent with internationally accepted schemes and protocols. Since we are pretty much done with those, now what?
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Reasons Why Processors Should Add Nutrients to Dairy Foods

Ever since I can remember I have been challenged with swallowing pills. When I was a little girl, my mom would dissolve the orange-flavored baby aspirin in a spoon of water for me to swallow. Thank goodness Flintstones vitamins were chewable. When I got older, my doctor encouraged me to take the same approach as one does with their pets, and that is to hide the tablet or capsule in a piece of cheese or some bread. Let’s just say it’s pretty challenging to trick oneself.
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How to Control Texture in Cultured Dairy

The consumer can find a wide range of textures in fermented milk products. From drinkable to spoonable to spreadable – these foods are expected to exhibit textures of semi-solid gels, viscous liquids or thin liquids, depending upon the specific product (for example, fermented milk beverage, stirred yogurt, quark, etc.) and consumer expectations.
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Drinking the Grape Juice

Is your company bottling grape juice? If not, it might be a good idea to add this beverage to your filling lines. Here’s why: Sales of the drink, measured in dollars, increased 345%, unit sales increased 178% and the average unit price increased $1.16 to $3.09. Clearly, the purple beverage is a superstar, according to 52-week data provided by Chicago-based market researcher SymphonyIRI Group.
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Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, Texas

Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, has no shortage of ideas. Every year it considers roughly 300 new flavor concepts. Through a rigorous evaluation process, the company whittles those ideas down to five or six. It is serious about finding flavors that resonate with consumers and translating those flavors into ice cream.

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In this webinar, you will be introduced to advanced in-line blending, dosing and mixing technologies that offer high flexible productions, reduced product losses, shorter batch times, uniform products, and reduced ingredient costs. As a result, Food Manufacturers can optimize their productions and increase their profitability.

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What's happening in milk; plus we look at Blue Bell ice cream operations, what drives its success.

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