Greek yogurt has seen a dramatic rise in popularity in America over the past year, but many people don’t realize that the yogurt they are picking up on a daily basis is Greek-style yogurt, not actual Greek yogurt. Olympus Dairy International is the largest organic dairy manufacturer in Greece and now we’re exporting our authentic strained Greek yogurt to the United States.
Responsibility for fleet safety and regulatory compliance can be one of the toughest jobs in a dairy or ice cream company. It’s often not viewed as an important component in making a company successful or profitable. It is quite common to see these functions as second-tier management functions that are handled at the supervisor level.
Communities, industries, businesses and consumers are seeking options to incorporate renewable energy for many reasons, whether it is to offset the rising cost of fossil fuels, to be energy independent or to reduce the strain of a growing population depleting finite resources.
A new campaign to educate moms about the benefits of milk processed at ultra-high temperatures and packed in aseptic cartons aims to shift consumption away from sodas and sports drinks to nutritious milk.
Everyone knows the woes of milk consumption. It has been in a steady decline for years. Once a person exits the ‘tween years and enters the teens, milk is about as relevant as a subscription to Tiger Beat magazine. Heavy drinkers of the stuff are ages two through four; 90% of this age group consumes milk, compared to 61% for those ages 50 and older.
To rehydrate and refuel after intense exercise, it doesn’t get any better than flavored milk. According to Nancy Clark, MS, RD, internationally-known board certified specialist in sports dietetics and author of "Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook," flavored milk has what it takes to help athletes recover: carbohydrate to refuel muscles, high quality protein to build and repair muscles, water to replace fluid losses, sodium for fluid absorption and retention, and calcium for bone health.
Grocery retailers have been adept at offering promotions, but not solutions. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy worked with retailers in test markets on “solution centers.” Rebecca MacKay, the vice president for strategy, insights and planning, told me the Innovation Center developed a “Breakfast Zone” concept that gave shoppers new ideas for the morning meal.
Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono)is a gram-positive bacterium and a specific member of the Listeria family. It is capable of causing severe illness and even death. The mortality rate from L. monoin susceptible populations is one of the highest of any known food pathogen. Individuals with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable.