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The "no" choir sings a song of more transparency in labeling

Absence claims drive the food industry nuts. Marketers would rather talk about what's in the food, not what's left out.
By Jim Carper
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Consumers want to know what’s in the milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream you make. If there is an ingredient or process they don’t like, they’ll let you know. Loudly.


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IDFA names innovative dairy foods; courts young dairy executives

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Cucumber dill cottage cheese is among those named “Most Innovative” at IDFA’s Annual Dairy Products contest; plus the association launches a special dairy network for young execs.
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Dairies need to be ready for retail-ready packages

By Jorge Izquierdo
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PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, described the changing face of the North American dairy industry in its report, “Dairy Industry — A Market Assessment” (September 2013). Consumers were, and still are, attracted to new products, flavors and packaging to match their on-the-go lifestyles. Retailers, naturally, pass those demands on to their suppliers.


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Corner office

Kraft promotes Zoghbi to vice chairman; Friedman heads cheese & dairy division

A newly created leadership position will oversee functions ranging from research & development and manufacturing to sales and strategy.
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At Kraft Foods Group, George Zoghbi was appointed to the newly created executive position of Vice Chairman, Operations, R&D, Sales and Strategy. Howard Friedman steps into Zoghbi's former role as executive vice president and president, Cheese & Dairy.


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Awards

Dairy processors vote for the Plant of the Year

The 12 nominated plants produce a range of Grade A products, cheese and nondairy beverages.
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Where is the 2014 Plant of the Year? The answer will be known in July after the voting has ended. Cast your vote now.


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Dairy Market News

Cheese inventories build and cream supplies tighten

Many cheese plants are operating on busy to full schedules.
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Cheese production is steady to increasing across most of the country and manufacturing milk supplies heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend are heavy, reports Dairy Market News this week.


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Odds 'n ends

Dairy processing news: Fal Foods opens a plant in New York; Mayfield Dairy wins top honors

Unilever’s Breyers started offering 36 gluten-free ice cream varieties this month.
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Fal Foods USA opened a manufacturing plant in Queens, New York to produce DF Mavens nondairy desserts. Unilever’s Breyers started offering 36 gluten-free ice cream varieties in May. Mayfield Dairy, Birmingham, Ala., received the Dean Foods CEO Quality Award for ice cream. 


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Obituary

Herbert Whitehead, former executive with Dairylea and Dellwood Foods, has passed

Mr. Whitehead was interested in every aspect if the dairy industry, taking college courses in business administration and dairy sciences at Rutgers College at night.
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On May 16, Mr. Whitehead passed away at his home in Paramus, N.J., surrounded by his family. He managed Dairylea plants in Woodside Queens and Goshen, N.Y., and was president of Dellwood Foods. 


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Green cheese

California cheesemaker Joseph Gallo Farms honored for sustainable dairy processing practices

An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.
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Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.


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Eastern cultured

Texas-based Daisy Brand breaks ground on sour cream plant in Ohio

A 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility is expected to add 89 jobs in Wooster.
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Daisy Brand broke ground last week on a sour cream facility in Wayne County, Ohio. The 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility to be built in the city of Wooster is expected to be fully operational by late 2015. The $116 million project is expected to add 89 jobs
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 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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