Sarah M. Kennedy

Sarah M. Kennedy

Associate editor Sarah M. Kennedy has a diverse media background, which includes website editing, digital marketing and features writing. Her most recent experience includes managing a cooking and recipe website, where she handled content creation, blogging, newsletter production and social media. Previous professional experience includes Cision, where she was a research editor and features writer. Sarah is contributing to Dairy Foods magazine, the website and the newsletters, in addition to participating in the brand's social media channels. kennedys@dairyfoods.com

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Feel the churn

Dairy science: why ice cream melts and how to make a great chocolate ice cream

July 28, 2014
Ever wonder what makes ice cream melt? And what goes into making chocolate ice cream? Pull up a chair and learn from our resident ice cream specialists.
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Ice cream sales

Polar Vortex freezes ice cream sales

July 24, 2014
Ice cream sales are nearly frozen in place according to recent data, and it needs all the help it can get.
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Novelties

Fruit is in: new novelties go beyond ice cream

From ice cream bars to fruit bars and sorbet bars, new novelties take on all sorts of shapes and flavors
July 17, 2014
We’ve rounded up some of the best new novelties of the summer for Ice Cream Month, from ice cream bars to fruit bars and sorbet bars.
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Ice cream month

Best new flavors and ice cream products for Ice Cream Month

July 10, 2014
Baskin-Robbins, Tillamook, Godiva and more ice cream processors have new flavors and products to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with.
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Ice cream month

How dairy processors are celebrating National Ice Cream Month

July 7, 2014
It’s National Ice Cream Month and ice cream companies are celebrating with special events and promotions.
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Dairies are more dangerous than other plants

June 11, 2014

Issues like fall hazards and unguarded machinery are all violations dairy plants have been cited for in the last five years. We discuss how such events can be avoided and why worker safety should be top-of-mind.


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Vegetable juice sales squash fruit juices

June 6, 2014

The vegetable juice/cocktail segment’s dollar and unit sales rise above the rest, while cranberry and orange juice sales struggle. Meanwhile, blended juices are all the rage.


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Yogurt rules, dairy dip sales on the rise

Yogurt continues to see consistent gains, while refrigerated dips is the only other star among cultured products.
May 7, 2014
In the cultured dairy aisle it’s still hard to keep up with yogurt, with new products popping up everywhere and the fascination with Greek yogurt still holding strong.
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Shrink-sleeve labels for foods, beverages; plus info on FDA-mandated label changes

May 6, 2014

With FDA-mandated label changes on the horizon, we talked with suppliers about how to prepare. Also, experts weigh in on what labels work best for dairy applications.


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Fluid motion

How to choose the right pumps and valves

Efficiency in a dairy plant is greatly improved with the proper selection of pumps and valves. We asked experts to talk about the importance of automation, flexibility, avoiding production loss and reducing energy costs.
April 10, 2014

Dairy Foods invited leading suppliers of pumps and valves to talk about new innovations, cost cutting and best practices in dairy processing facilities. Here’s what they had to say about selecting the best pumps and valves in our virtual roundtable.


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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. 

BehindtheScenes

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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Build a Better Cheese

On Demand Professor John A. Lucey of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will cover defects in cheese, improving yield with processing techniques to get the most from the ingredients you've paid for, the regulatory scene, and the future.

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