Articles by Jim Carper

A look inside California's Central Valley Cheese

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 California’s Central Valley Cheese keeps busy by making a wide range of cheeses and cultured dairy products that appeal to Mediterranean, Hispanic, Indian and South Asian consumers. 


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Tales from the Flavor Front: jelly bean milk, tangerine-carrot fruit bars and mojito energy shots

Dairy processors are finding inspiration in desserts from the South, and an energy-shot marketer looks to bartenders for ideas.
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Sea salt/caramel continues to be a popular combination in foods, especially dairy. Other classic combos are raspberry/dark chocolate, mango/peach, and strawberry/granola. Dairy Foods looks at flavors used by processors in their new lines.
 


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Be prepared for when a crisis hits your company

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Headlines from the holidays should cause dairy companies to re-examine their systems and procedures when it comes to distribution, customer loyalty and crisis management. Are you ready for a UPS-magnitude delivery snafu or a Target-like security breach?


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Kemps makes ice cream around the clock in Rochester, Minn.

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 Kemps makes ice cream and other frozen desserts around the clock in its facility in Rochester, Minn. The frozen products category is a strategic pillar in Kemps’ plan to grow beyond its stronghold in the Upper Midwest. 


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Minnesota's Kemps celebrates 100 years of innovation with milk and dairy foods

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‘It’s the cows’ is the slogan the Minnesota-based dairy processor uses to tell consumers why Kemps’ dairy foods taste so good. It is the company’s business strategy and its innovative new products that make Kemps a favorite with grocery, co-pack and foodservice customers.


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Acquisitions

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Oakhurst Dairy of Maine

Three generations of the Bennett family have run the independent dairy since the 1920s.
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Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Oakhurst Dairy, a family owned dairy processor in Portland, Maine. 


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Using X-ray, metal detectors and other detection systems in dairy processing plants

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Detection systems scan for foreign objects in dairy foods and beverages. Suppliers of X-ray detectors, metal detectors and checkweighing equipment talk about making the most of these important systems.


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Smith Brothers Farms moves into a new milk processing plant

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 A milk processor moved from a 90-year-old operation into a newer facility in Kent, Wash. Smith Brothers Farms made the most of the space, designing process areas for efficiency, safety and future growth. 


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Dairy processor Smith Brothers Farms delivers milk to Seattle homes

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 Smith Brothers Farms, a family-owned home delivery business in Washington state, had a long list of structural issues to resolve. With those out of the way, the dairy processor can totally focus on milk processing and delighting its customers. 


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10 New Year's resolutions for dairy processors

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In my building, 10 steps take me to my office on the second floor. The 10 steps below just might take your company to a new level of success this year.


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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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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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