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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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A new testing concept is on the horizon

Metagenomics technology could become a valuable tool for dairy plants to quickly identify root-cause solutions to microbial problems.
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.
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Formulating

Designing dairy to the demographics

How can the dairy industry deliver what consumers desire? A new dawn of demographics reveals a plethora of possibilities.
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.”
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From the editor

The myriad of issues for dairy processors today

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.
After editing the articles in this edition, I came away impressed and awed by the myriad issues a dairy processing company deals with.
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Tharp & Young On Ice Cream

Formulating low-calorie 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.
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.
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Dairy exports continue to grow

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.
In the ongoing maturation of the U.S. dairy industry as a global player, we took another step forward in 2012.
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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.

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President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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