Dairy Foods Columnists

Working with dairy proteins in RTD beverages

January 9, 2014

Many ready-to-drink beverages containing dairy protein are shelf-stable. The heat treatment (up to 253 degrees) puts dairy proteins to the test. Keep in mind that the heat stability of caseins and whey proteins are very different.

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10 New Year's resolutions for dairy processors

January 4, 2014

In my building, 10 steps take me to my office on the second floor. The 10 steps below just might take your company to a new level of success this year.

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Methane to power: the technology improves

December 18, 2013

 The ultimate goal is widespread adoption of digester systems to manage manure and nutrients, address air and water quality concerns, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce renewable energy and fertilizer.  

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Fortifying with vitamins & minerals

December 16, 2013

 Over half of U.S. consumers believe that fortified foods are worthwhile, but they may need more information before they’ll buy. 

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You don't know beans about cottage cheese

December 15, 2013

 You know it’s next to the garbanzos at the salad bar. Did you know this versatile dairy food will add taste, texture, flavor and protein to many other foods? 

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Dairy on wry

Holiday greetings to dairy processing companies and dairy industry executives

In the boardroom we saw the changing of the guard. With iambs and feet, I’ll play the role of the bard.
December 14, 2013

No visions of sugar plums dance in my head. For me, it’s milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream instead. 

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The state of the dairy industry is good, but it could be better

November 17, 2013

 Hollywood inspired our annual review of dairy foods and beverages. For the most part, we offer an enthusiastic thumbs-up and throw no rotten tomatoes.

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Today's definition of quality in dairy plants

October 18, 2013

It means meeting customers’ expectations the first time and every time. To get there, dairies must concentrate not only on raw milk quality, but also on dairy ingredients, sweeteners, flavors and the manufacturing processes.

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10 reasons to read Dairy Foods' October issue cover to cover

October 18, 2013

You’ll find market trends, business success strategies, ideas for new foods and beverages, food safety programs and ideas for tapping the export market.

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Time to tout protein in dairy foods

October 17, 2013

Protein is under-represented in the American diet, yet consumers want protein-rich foods and beverages. New developments from protein ingredient suppliers are driving product innovations.

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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


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