Dairy Foods Columnists

Prebiotics promote the growth of probiotics

Prebiotics are nondigestible dietary fibers that promote the growth and activity of probiotics. That much we do know. But dieticians, processors and consumers have so much more to learn.
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.
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Obituary

Henry Randolph, an expert in milk testing and food safety, has passed away at age 78

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."

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.  


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A minute with the publisher

The Dairy Foods Buyers Guide is a source of equipment, ingredients for dairy processors

This issue of Dairy Foods is a source of companies that provide products and services to your dairy processing operation.

Dairy Foods, as a brand, is a source of information available in multiple formats, including  print, website, webinars, social media and live events.


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Fixing broken milk powder pricing

An industry group is at work to fix a broken milk powder price-discovery process that is resulting in damaging volatility, lost competitiveness and eroding global market share.
An industry group is at work to fix a broken milk powder price-discovery process that is resulting in damaging volatility, lost competitiveness and eroding global market share.
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Dairy is a key source of protein, other nutrients

June is Dairy Month. It’s a good time to educate the public about cutting-edge research that supports the role of milk, cheese, yogurt and dairy ingredients in a healthy diet and a healthy environment.
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Transportation’s role in food safety

FSMA has shifted the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. This includes transportation, in addition to processing, packaging, sales and consumption.
Food safety is receiving a significant amount of attention. This puts more emphasis on the transport portion for the producer-to-market cycle.
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From the Editor

A global summit about yogurt examines the benefits of this dairy food

A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.
A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.
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Culturally Speaking

Options for making Greek yogurt

Dairy processors can make high-protein yogurts with various ingredients, processes and equipment. What’s best? That’s a hard question to answer because the options have their own pros and cons.

Dairy processors can make high-protein yogurts with various ingredients, processes and equipment. What’s best? That’s a hard question to answer because the options have their own pros and cons.


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11 New and Novel ideas in Frozen Desserts

Do you formulate with whole algalin flour or use the water control index to evaluate the potential for ice crystal formation? These are two new ingredients and tools to use in formulating and manufacturing ice cream and frozen desserts.
The history of frozen desserts is marked by many significant scientific and technical innovations and advancements that make the products we produce more appealing, more convenient, nutritionally more efficacious and less costly.
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Sustainability: Water prices keep rising

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.
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.
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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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A look inside 100-year-old Velvet Ice Cream; Plus we look at four cheese processors with award-winning artisan and farmstead cheeses.

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