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17 U.S. dairy processors make commitments to traceability

Seventeen U.S. dairy processors, accounting for 68% of U.S. milk production, have committed to voluntary best practices for enhanced dairy traceability established by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, it was announced last month.


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The link between clean raw milk and product quality

Researchers at Cornell University offer a perspective on producer premium programs. They find that premiums for raw milk quality may deliver financial benefits to dairy processors.

A number of tests have been used traditionally to evaluate the quality of raw milk, including, but not limited to, somatic cell counts (SCC), different types of bacterial counts including the standard plate count (SPC) and tests for the presence of drug residues and added water.


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U.S. streamlines organic trade with Korea

Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country, the U.S. Trade Representative announced in July.


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Processors from Europe, Canada, USA hold top spots on Dairy 100

Nestlé (based in Switzerland), Saputo (Canada) and Dean Foods (Dallas) are the three largest dairy processors in North America, according to the 21st annual Dairy 100.


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Plant of the Year: Smith Brothers Farms discuss plant changes, upgrades

The fluid milk processor from Kent, Wash., was one of 12 dairy processors nominated for the Dairy Foods’ Plant of the Year. Visitors to dairyfoods.com in the month of June made their selections, casting more than 2,900 votes. Smith Brothers Farms, a 90-year-old independent processor and home delivery company, received the most votes.


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Julia Kadison is selected to lead MilkPEP

She had been serving as interior CEO following the resignation of Vivian Godfrey.

The Milk Processor Education Program has appointed Julia Kadison as Chief Executive Officer. She held the position of Interim CEO/Vice President of Marketing for MilkPEP, following the resignation of Vivian Godfrey in November 2013.


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Big cheeses

Farms for City Kids Foundation in Vermont wins top honors in ACS competition

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Oakdale Cheese & Specialties and Sprout Creek Farm are also honored with top awards.

Tarentaise Reserve from Farms for City Kids Foundation in Vermont was named “Best of Show” in the 2014 American Cheese Society competition. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company from California was awarded second place overall.


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Foremost Farms and Michigan Milk Producers invest $10 million in reverse osmosis technology

The alliance will reduce operating costs and maximize returns for their farmer-members, the co-ops said.

Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association announced today that the two cooperatives have formed a strategic alliance for the purpose of balancing and adding value to their members’ milk supplies in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


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Wisconsin dairy group elects officers; Penn State names new dean

Richard Roush is the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.

The Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, Madison, elected its 2015 officers at its annual meeting in July. Richard Roush was named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.


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Continuing education programs at Cornell, Ohio State invite dairy processors to come back to school

Cornell teams with IDFA to educate the next generation of dairy executives. Ohio State and Quality Chekd Dairies offer an eight-course Dairy Training and Certification Program.

Universities with dairy departments reach out to the dairy processing industry with training and educational programs. Two examples are Cornell University and Ohio State University.


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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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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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