Dairy Processor News

Joseph Gallo Farms' sustainable practices, customer service help define 'quality'

Speed of production, high standards for customer service and sustainability practices have made this California cheesemaker efficient and profitable.

Joseph Gallo Farms is using speed, eco-friendly practices and quality to compete with the giant cheesemakers and the small artisan operations on the West Coast.


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Accolades

The 2014 Exporter of the Year is Dairy Farmers of America

The dairy co-op's export products include whole and skim milk powder, whey, cheese, butter and dairy beverages.

Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Mo., has been selected to receive the Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year award from Dairy Foods. 


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Joseph Gallo Farms is California’s ‘green’ cheesemaker

At Joseph Gallo Farms, nothing goes to waste. Whey becomes a revenue stream. Process water is recycled for irrigation and manure is converted to gas to power generators.

Joseph Gallo Farms might just be the very model of a modern major cheesemaker. It’s all about use and re-use. Nothing goes to waste at this central California cheesemaking and dairy farming business. What little waste there is is re-purposed into salable ingredients, energy or gray water.


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Dairy people

Chobani adds former Obama advisor to its nutrition, regulatory affairs team

Chobani adds Dr. Robert C. Post to its team as senior director for nutrition and regulatory affairs.
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Processor news

Upstate Niagara named 2014 best milk in New York

Upstate Niagara Coop has been awarded the 2014 best milk processor by Cornell University’s Milk Quality Improvement program.
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Awards

Emmi Roth, Westby Co-op, Gifford’s take top honors in dairy contest

This year’s contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Assn. (WDPA), received a record number of 1,055 entries.

Emmi Roth USA, Monroe, Wis., was selected as the Cheese and Butter Grand Champion, Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby, Wis., was selected as the Grade A Grand Champion and Gifford’s Dairy, Skowhegan, Maine, was the Ice Cream Grand Champion of the World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest.  


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The Dairy 100

Enhanced Dairy 100 report links companies to websites, annual reports

Clicking on the company name takes you to that dairy processor’s website. Annual reports and financial information for public companies are one click away.

Dairy Foods has enhanced its 2014 report of the largest dairy processors. Visitors to the 2014 Dairy 100 can link to company websites directly from the listing. We have also provided links to annual reports and other financial information for publicly held dairy processors.


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Dean Foods’ business strategies turn a profit

I was buried in annual reports this month while we were compiling our Dairy 100 list. What I realized is that there are no secrets. It’s how you execute business basics that determines your level of success.


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Awards

Dairy product contest reaches 1,000 entry milestone

Dairy processors from many U.S states as well as Canada and New Zealand have entered.

The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest received 1,000 entries in 71 classes, including cheese, ice cream, butter, sour cream, yogurt, milk, cottage cheese and more.
 


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Dairy processors enroll in Ohio State University

The university aims to expand and enhance its dairy program. It formed a partnership with Quality Chekd to train and educate dairy professionals in food safety and equipment operation.

Dairy processing isn’t getting any easier. The business changes every day. Owners of dairy plants deal with new regulations, new equipment, new products and new hires.


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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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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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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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Joseph Gallo Farms wins honors for its cheeses, sustainability practices; plus we look at what's happening with frozen desserts.

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