Dairy Plants USA is our new interactive database of dairy plants, searchable by dairy processor, state or products made. Buyers of dairy ingredients or brands looking for co-packing partners are among the users of this new online directory.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” Our ovate friend was talking to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking-Glass.”
The dairy industry is an innovative field, always working to meet or anticipate consumer needs and adjust products and manufacturing practices to suit the marketplace. So, it comes as no surprise that we are already considering the cheeses of the future.
Greek introductions continue to dominate growth in the yogurt category, but the other cultured segment to watch is drinkable yogurt. Volume sales in 2012 were 211 million pints and the latest IRI data for 2013 showed yogurt drinks experiencing double-digit growth in the United States.
Prebiotics have recently received a plethora of press in the food industry news. Manufacturers of prebiotic ingredients are promoting the “prebiotic properties,” “prebiotic functionality” and “prebiotic benefits” of their products. Writers are touting the “prebiotic effects” of isolated ingredients from novel sources such as spirulina, spruce trees, Yacon root, yams, agave and Jerusalem artichokes.
Mr. Randolph was the President/Founder of Randolph Associates, Inc., established in 1977. He was a renowned Food Scientist among the Food and Dairy Industry, affectionately known as the "Milk Doctor."
July 31, 2013
Henry England "Doc" Randolph of Birmingham died July 29, 2013 after a courageous and resilient battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Mr. Randolph was born on May 21, 1935, and grew up on a farm in Sparta, Tenn.