Humansdorp, South Africa — In these complex times, the supply of primary foodstuffs such as dairy products is subject to increasingly close scrutiny. To stay in business profitably in the dairy industry means the consistent provision of quality products and unswerving compliance with ISO standards. Humansdorp’s Woodlands Dairy is well up to the challenge.
Ideal for all dairy tank and vat sizes and applications, the Alfa Laval Sani-SB rotary spray tank cleaning devices are all fully 3-A compliant and provide a faster, more efficient clean than standard CIP processes.
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.
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.
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.
August 22, 2013
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
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.
August 1, 2013
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
The yogurt maker needs to ensure product availability at the shelf at the right time and minimize waste through optimized forecasting.
June 11, 2013
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.
MDS Foods implements Ossid’s labor saving packaging solution to increase throughput, improve accuracy, and save time.
May 3, 2013
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.