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Plains Dairy Shifts to Numeric Computer Systems State-of-the-Art DSD/Route Accounting Solutions

Nestled in the heart of Amarillo, Texas, sits a state-of-the-art dairy processing facility known as Plains Dairy. From its humble beginnings – run by a single owner and supported by only 70 cows – to operating today as a subsidiary of Affiliated Foods, Plains Dairy supplies hundreds of thousands of gallons of milk each day to customers in West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and Arizona. The dairy’s product line also includes brewed Red Diamond tea, Tampico punch, Culligan water and fruit drinks.


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Partial demineralization and concentration of whey permeate by nanofiltration

DOW was invited to participate in a competitive field trial comparing five Dairy nanofiltration elements available on the market. The purpose was to determine which elements provide the best overall performance concentrating and demineralizing lactose over a period of 12 months. The results show that FILMTEC™ NF245 membrane consistently outperformed the other elements and maintained the highest lactose rejection and highest salt permeability. Additionally, FILMTEC NF245 had 16 percent higher permeate flow than the competition.


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Delkor’s KwikCool unit accelerates chilling process for dairy products

The equipment cuts vents into shrink-wrapped bundles of cultured dairy products, allowing high-pressure refrigerated air to mix with the warm air emanating from the packaged product so the product cools quicker.

A new end-of-line piece of equipment developed by Delkor Systems shaves off as much as 30% of the time required for cultured dairy products to cool between packaging and shipping


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Alternative energy

Cheesemaker turns waste whey into energy

A Wisconsin cheese producer is utilizing a two-stage digestion process to convert its high-strength waste to biogas while reducing the cost and liability associated with using land application methods to handle its high-strength wastes.

Anaerobic treatment technologies are a cost-effective means of managing high-strength organic wastes, while avoiding expensive treatment costs imposed by municipalities and contending with increasingly strict environmental regulations


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Better than a crystal ball

Dannon analyzes data to optimize forecasting and get product on the shelf

The yogurt maker needs to ensure product availability at the shelf at the right time and minimize waste through optimized forecasting.

The yogurt business is a highly competitive $7 billion industry fueled in part by the dramatic surge in demand for Greek yogurt. Dannon is using predictive analytics and trade planning from IBM to analyze shopper behavior, leading to improved predictions on product volume and profitability.


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Production efficiencies

Cheesemaker's automated packaging line increases throughput by nearly 10%

MDS Foods implements Ossid’s labor saving packaging solution to increase throughput, improve accuracy, and save time.

MDS Foods’ goals were to increase the production line’s capacity and profitability as well as give the company the capability to bring more product categories, predominately packaging smaller chunks of cheese, into its facility.

MDS Foods and Ossid collaborated on developing an automated system to replace the manual operation. 


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Stretch wrapper’s integrated scale provides EZ path to more efficient, lower cost shipping

Patent-pending EZ Weigh stretch wrapper uses turntable scale to save time, labor and BOL adjustments.
Louisville, KY, February 2013 – Rising fuel costs and related surcharges continue to increase trucking costs, so the last thing a shipping manager needs is additional fees for improperly reporting the weight of shipments. On top of that, strict adherence to truck arrival and loading schedules has shippers looking for ways to streamline shipment processing, while balancing the needs of producing safe, secure loads and keeping labor costs down.
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4 mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwiches you have to make in April, National Grilled Cheese Month

In recognition of National Grilled Cheese Month (April), Arla Dofino asked two food bloggers to re-imagine this comfort-food classic.

Heidi Larsen of FoodieCrush.com and Maria Lichty of TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com created four grilled cheese sandwich recipes that call for creamy Havarti, dill Havarti, smoked Gouda and Eureka! Organic Breads products.

Arla Foods, a cooperative owned by European dairy farmers, is the fifth largest dairy company in the world. The Arla Dofino brand of cheese includes Havarti, Gouda, Edam and Fontina, which are made by the Hollandtown Dairy in Kaukauna, Wis.

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