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Dairy meetings

Top dairy executives headline the WDPA summer symposium, July 14 to 15

The two-day meeting consists of programs, social events, a golf outing, and the opportunity to network.

Michael Haddad (CEO, Schreiber Foods), Dave Fuhrmann (CEO, Foremost Farms USA), Dermot Carey (Sr. VP, Darigold Inc.), Bruce Pronschinsk (Director, Kwik Trip) and Keith Gomes (COO, Dairy Farmers of America) are among the confirmed speakers at the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association’s 2014 Dairy Symposium.
 


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IFT's 2014 Food Expo heads to New Orleans in June

The IFT annual meeting and food expo kicks off June 22 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Seen as one of the most important trade shows of the year for professionals involved in food science and technology, the show is expected to feature over 900 exhibiting companies. More than 100 educational sessions and 1,000 poster presentations will provide information on the latest developments and trends.


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Good deeds

World Championship Cheese Auction is April 23 in Milwaukee

Proceeds benefit dairy industry education programs, student scholarships, dairy farmer organizations and other causes.

Cheesemakers and their suppliers will be bidding on award-winning cheeses April 23 in Milwaukee. The World Championship Cheese Auction, the key fundraising event of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, will be held during the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee.
 


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Dairy contest

World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest issues a call for judges

The twelfth annual World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest will be held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo and will feature 71 different categories.
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Drink up

InterBev joins International Dairy Show, Process Expo in 2015

InterBev, last held in 2012 has split into two shows: InterBev Process and InterBev Beverage.

InterBev Process is co-locating in Chicago with the International Dairy Show and Process Expo. The International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C., organizes the dairy show and the Food Processing Suppliers Association, McLean, Va., runs Process Expo. 


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Butter then cheese

Record 2,600 entries flood the World Championship Cheese Contest

“Fifty cheese and butter experts from around the world will come together to evaluate the entries and choose the 2014 World Champion,” says the contest manager.

Entries in the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest have reached a new record, growing 5% to 2,615 entries from 22 nations around the world, according to Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Madison, Wis., host of the competition. Cheese and butter entries continue to arrive for the judging competition set for March 18 and 19 in Madison.


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Tradeshows

International Dairy Show receives Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award

The 2013 International Dairy Show receives the Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award and shares updates for 2015.
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Trade shows

Information Resources 2014 Summit comes to Florida in March

IRI’s three-day Summit will focus hot button growth issues of marketing, marketing research, brand management, category management, merchandising and advertising professionals.
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Food trends

Spicy and minty are trending at the Fancy Food Show

Trendspotters discovering new flavors and products.

A panel of trendspotters selected by the show organizer named chocolate teas, seaweed chips, and truffle ketchup as representative of a larger trend towards "thoughtful indulgence." The Specialty Food Association says sriracha (a fiery Thai chili sauce) was one of the biggest flavor trends. It is used in snacks, chocolates and jams.
 


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Safety first

Seminar series on best practices in food safety starts in Phoenix in February

Workshops will be offered to three separate dairy audiences including dairy plants, controlling supply food safety risks, and artisan/farmstead cheesemakers.

The Innovation Center for US Dairy provides the dairy industry with food safety training through a series of workshops in 2014. These full day workshops focus on best practices for in-plant pathogen control.


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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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