Dairy Processor News

The competitive set

How MilkPEP plans to make milk relevant

CEO Julia Kadison says the group will work ‘more aggressively to come out against the milk naysayers’ and it will aid dairy processors in telling milk’s protein story.

MilkPEP CEO Julia Kadison is “very optimistic” about the future of milk sales.

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Dairy processor news from Unilever, AMPI, Swiss Valley Farms

The multinational food giant Unilever purchased Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto in December. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The purchase represents additional investment in the frozen dessert category.

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Export group cites achievements

Continued investment in plants, personnel and products geared specifically for exports are tangible indicators of the dairy industry’s long-term focus on developing and sustaining international markets.

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National Milk supports CDC raw milk report

The National Milk Producers Federation, Arlington, Va., said a food safety study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a powerful argument against efforts to ease restrictions on the sale of raw milk to consumers.

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A more efficient way to concentrate milk

Powdered milk is a vital ingredient in infant formula and also used in a wide a range of baked goods and confectionary products.

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When speaking to consumers, say natural, local and healthy

A supermarket’s dairy department represents a ‘real-food’ source of protein, says the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association. Two reports from the group offer consumer insights and propose opportunities for dairy processors and other food manufacturers.

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Inside AE Dairy: Explore how Grade A dairy products are made

Anderson Erickson Dairy’s goal is to have 98% of production meet the end-of-code date. The Iowa dairy places the bar high, but that is part of the company’s self-proclaimed “ridiculously high standards” to assure that consumers have a great brand experience.

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AE Dairy’s motto is ‘customer first’

For nearly 85 years, the Iowa-based dairy has put an emphasis on the consumer. She is the one who shops, buys, serves and repurchases the company’s milk and dairy foods again and again. CEO Miriam Erickson Brown insists that every consumer has a great experience with her products every time.

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Golden State Foods/KanPak U.S. buys New York aseptic factory

KanPak U.S. produces a variety of dairy-based products such as smoothies, ice cream, milk shake base, packaged milk, coffees, creamers, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages

Golden State Foods ' KanPak U.S. division bought  Emmi's aseptic plant in Penn Yan, N.Y.

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In the news

Dairy news roundup: Velvet Ice Cream, Smith Bros. Farms, DFA

The United States Championship Cheese Contest has added six yogurt classes to its 2015 competition.

News about Velvet ice Cream, Dairy Farmers of America, Smith Bros. Farms and the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

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Image Galleries

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.  


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!

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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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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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