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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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Research and technology

Highlights and insights from the 15th Annual Dairy Ingredients Symposium

Industry experts and scientific researchers covered topics ranging from emerging dairy markets and future global consumption trends to innovative methods for better quality control and production of new lines of dairy ingredients.

The Symposium organizersaid “over the years we have received tremendous feedback from attendees about the value of this Dairy Ingredients Symposium to help manufacturers and end-users." Dairy ingredient researchers, manufacturers, end-users and related groups will meet in February 2014 for for the 16th Dairy Ingredients Symposium.


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Dairy producers

'Revitalizing fluid milk requires commitment to innovation,' says dairy producer

Nearly 1,000 producer and industry representatives attended the 2013 National Dairy Promotion and Research Board/National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association joint annual meeting in Phoenix this month.

Neil Hoff, a Texas dairy producer and UDIA Chairman, explained how the checkoff is working to turn around the decades-long decline in fluid milk sales. “At the direction of producer leaders, checkoff staff has met with nearly 200 executives from 50 companies that include fluid milk processors, dairy cooperatives, retailers and suppliers to identify the underlying factors to stabilize and grow fluid milk sales,” Hoff said. “Innovation is critical to fluid milk’s survival.”


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Show and tell

International Dairy Show, Process Expo report record attendance; companies, students honored at dairy show

IDFA bestows 6 innovations awards at the International Dairy Show in Chicago. Teams from 11 schools compete in Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest.

The total combined registration of 19,155 at the co-located Process Expo and International Dairy Show was a record, the show organizers said on Wednesday. 


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Bel of the ball

Bel Brands team talks about winning Plant of the Year at the International Dairy Show on Nov. 5

They will discuss the steps they took to achieve FSSC 22000 certification at their plant in Little Chute, Wis.

Three executives from Bel Brands USA will talk about the company's cheese plant in Wisconsin during the International Dairy Show in Chicago. Dairy Foods named that facility the 2013 Plant of the Year.


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That's innovation

Voting is open for IDFA's Innovations Awards; winners announced at dairy show

The Innovations Awards are sponsored by Dairy Foods magazine and the International Dairy Show, which will be held Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The International Dairy Foods Association announced the finalists of the second annual Innovations Awards. Each of the finalists exemplifies substantial achievements in performance, significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design or considerable cost savings.


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Unusual ice cream flavors, new yogurts shown at Anuga Show

 Anuga, the world’s largest food fair, took place Oct. 5 to 9 in Cologne, Germany. The biennial show pulled together 10 food segments in one location. The segments included dairy, drinks, organic, chilled and fresh food and fine food. 


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Find equipment innovations at Process Expo

The Process Expo teams up with the International Dairy Show in Chicago at McCormick Place in November.
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The International Dairy Show comes to Chicago in November

The International Dairy Show comes to Chicago in November at McCormick Place, co-locating with Process Expo.


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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

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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