Articles by Jim Carper
Plant of the Year
These dairy processors have ideas about food safety, sustainability, customer service and more.
June 9, 2013
Dairy Foods editors toured all 13 dairy processing plants that have been nominated for the 2013 Plant of the Year. We found best practices in each of them.
Tales from a trade show
Don't discount the value of a good back story when selling a product.
June 7, 2013
Why buy Swiss cheese when you could buy Swiss cheese made in small batches from milk given by cows who spend their summers at high altitudes in the Bavarian Alps of Germany?
Klondike Cheese Co. makes feta cheese and Greek yogurt at its plant in Monroe, Wis.
May 28, 2013
Klondike Cheese Co. makes feta cheese and Greek yogurt at its plant in Monroe, Wis. Both products are in great demand.Read More
From the Editor
A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.
May 14, 2013
A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy
organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.Read More
The Italian-born owners of G.S. Gelato bring their recipes and production equipment to Florida’s Panhandle where they make authentic Italian gelato for retail and foodservice customers.
May 12, 2013
The headquarters and manufacturing plant of G.S. Gelato, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., are far from the scenic Gulf Coast views in this resort town on the Emerald Coast of Florida’s panhandle.Read More
May 10, 2013
Guido Tremolini and Simona Faroni are living the sweet life in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The owners of G.S. Gelato make their own branded version of the Italian frozen dessert and supply private-label retail and foodservice accounts, too.Read More
There's deeper engagement on the Experience Project website than what you'd see on Facebook and Twitter.
April 30, 2013
In Jim Carper's Dairy Case: Dreyer's (a unit of Nestle USA) changed the name of its Fruit Bars to Outshine. The company turned to a social media site to ask users how they "shine brighter."
From the editor
At any given time, a processor might have these issues simmering (or boiling) on the front and back burners: food safety, employee safety, product development, customer management, marketing and trade show attendance. You’re going to need a bigger stove.
April 17, 2013
After editing the articles in this edition, I came away impressed and awed by the myriad issues a dairy processing company deals with.Read More
Oakhurst Dairy of Maine processes quality dairy and nondairy beverages and cultured products for its retail, commercial and private-label customers. It also operates a successful sustainability program that reduces energy, water and waste.
April 16, 2013
Ask anyone what they know about Maine and you’ll probably hear “lobster, lighthouses and L.L. Bean.” Milk? Probably not, because Maine isn’t a top dairy state. There are just four milk plants (and eight bulk tank units) in Maine, according to the most recent Interstate Milk Shippers List.Read More
April 12, 2013
For today’s lesson in anthropology, let’s consider the residents of the great state of Maine. The native-born citizens are fiercely proud of their heritage. They refer to themselves as Maineiacs.Read More