Articles by Jim Carper

Ice cream forecast: bakery aisle inspires new flavors

November 13, 2013

Processors combine tropical fruit flavors in ice cream and fruit bars. They look to the bakery aisle for inspiration and develop “dessert within a dessert” creations like red velvet cake and S’mores ice cream.

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Dairy industry trend: milk touts its protein advantage

November 8, 2013

The dairy industry is promoting milk’s role in building muscle. But that alone won’t increase consumption. Packaging, flavors and channels of distribution have to pull their weight, too.

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10 reasons to read Dairy Foods' October issue cover to cover

October 18, 2013

You’ll find market trends, business success strategies, ideas for new foods and beverages, food safety programs and ideas for tapping the export market.

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Umpqua Dairy: Inside the best dairy in America

October 14, 2013

 Quality Chekd honored Umpqua Dairy Products Co.’s plant in Oregon with the sought-after Production Excellence Award. A veteran production crew and attention to detail yield high- quality Grade A products, ice cream and frozen yogurt. 

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Umpqua Dairy knows how to sell milk

October 11, 2013

Oregon’s Umpqua Dairy promotes the quality and freshness of its locally sourced milk. The third-generation family business, which also makes cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and other dairy products, is expanding beyond the Pacific Northwest.

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Magic bus

Dazzle them with science

Coming soon to your office parking lot: a bus loaded with concepts for new foods and beverages.
September 20, 2013

After holding its annual Innovation Roadshow in a hotel ballroom, David Michael decided to take the event on the road.

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Moving products with conveyors, palletizers

September 18, 2013

At a butter plant in Wisconsin, a robot stacks 50-pound boxes of butter in a repetitive pattern to ensure that every pallet is stacked efficiently.

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A look inside Westby's plant: Cheesemakers can make a dozen different dairy products daily

September 13, 2013

The nimble cheesemakers at Westby Cooperative Creamery can make a dozen different conventional and organic products a day. They process cheeses, yogurts and other cultured dairy foods for private-label accounts, plus Westby’s own award-winning cottage cheese brand.

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Westby Cooperative Creamery sees new era of sales growth and product development

September 12, 2013
Westby Cooperative Creamery urges customers to “take home country goodness.” Sales at the Wisconsin co-op are growing steadily, thanks to contract manufacturing of organic and conventional products, steady demand from foodservice and institutional accounts, and a focus on product development.
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Searchable database finds location of dairy processing plants

September 12, 2013
Dairy Plants USA is our new interactive database of dairy plants, searchable by dairy processor, state or products made. Buyers of dairy ingredients or brands looking for co-packing partners are among the users of this new online directory.
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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. 


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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