Dairy Foods Columnists
Dairy processors are using water more efficiently. That’s a good thing because the costs of this resource (incoming and discharging) will only continue to increase.
April 22, 2013
Water is essential to life. Approximately 70% of the human body is made up of water and about 75% of our planet is covered in water. With that much water in and around us it would seem that water would be cheap and abundant. But that isn’t always the case.Read More
Metagenomics technology could become a valuable tool for dairy plants to quickly identify root-cause solutions to microbial problems.
April 21, 2013
Laboratory testing in a dairy plant is primarily divided into ingredients, in-process product, finished product, environmental testing and equipment start-up. All of these categories can be evaluated for quality and safety targets.Read More
How can the dairy industry deliver what consumers desire? A new dawn of demographics reveals a plethora of possibilities.
April 18, 2013
Change can often be a deeply unsettling process that tests our faith and our resolve,” writes Robert Holden, author of the books “Shift Happens” and “Success Intelligence.” “Yet if we learn to handle change well, we can open ourselves up to new levels of creativity and success.”Read More
From the editor
At any given time, a processor might have these issues simmering (or boiling) on the front and back burners: food safety, employee safety, product development, customer management, marketing and trade show attendance. You’re going to need a bigger stove.
April 17, 2013
After editing the articles in this edition, I came away impressed and awed by the myriad issues a dairy processing company deals with.Read More
Tharp & Young On Ice Cream
There is more than one route to reducing calories in frozen desserts. The choice of dairy ingredients, sweeteners and processing techniques all play a role.
April 13, 2013
For years, processors have reduced the fat and total sugars in a wide variety of frozen dessert formats with varying degrees of technical, nutritional, sensory and economic success.Read More
Neither droughts nor threatened port closures nor a shaky global economy could deter U.S. dairy ingredient manufacturers. Last year, exports again were 13% of milk production. It’s a fact: the industry keeps getting better at exporting.
March 19, 2013
In the ongoing maturation of the U.S. dairy industry as a global player, we took another step forward in 2012.Read More
High consumption of saturated fats is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. But research suggests that the saturated fat in milk might have a favorable effect on heart health.
March 15, 2013
The nutritional and health benefits of dairy food consumption have long provided industry with multiple opportunities to promote its products to health-minded consumers.Read More
State-of-the-art filtration, evaporation and drying equipment are producing new protein-based dairy ingredients used in beverages, baked goods and dairy foods.
March 14, 2013
Dairy continues to be the ingredient of choice in many food products because of its high-quality protein, excellent flavor profile and unique functionality in a wide variety of applications. Domestic dairy suppliers are proving to be both consistent global suppliers for basic dairy ingredients and diligent innovators of new ingredients.Read More
As I watched commercials for dairy foods, I critiqued them as if they were Oscar-nominated films. Here are my favorites, along with some stinkers.
March 11, 2013
When I first heard of “Les Miserables,” I thought it was a report detailing the woes of fluid milk processors. Hollywood inspired me to mash up dairy foods and movies. So at my Oscar-watching party last month, refreshments included “Life of Pi à la mode” and “Zero Dark chocolate Thirty-calorie milk.”Read More
Government rules and programs affect dairy processors and their fleets. For example, there is the call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks beginning in 2017.
February 19, 2013
By now, we all know that the Mayans weren’t correct. The world did not end on Dec. 21, 2012, but anyone involved in trucking is certainly facing a number of problems and might feel as though the Mayans were onto something.Read More