Articles by Sarah M. Kennedy

Shrink-sleeve labels for foods, beverages; plus info on FDA-mandated label changes

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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.
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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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Natural cheese products still winning against processed

Refrigerated grated, crumbled and shredded cheeses are still winners for the natural cheese category, while imitation cheese loaf and shreds show promise in the processed cheese category.
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Convenience is the key. Shred it, grate it, crumble it. Consumers like their cheese ready-to-go, whether it’s natural or processed, though natural is still winning the game. 


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Tradeshows

Expo West Show features new cultured, ice cream and other dairy products

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New products were on display from Powerful Yogurt, Yasso, Magnolia ice cream and other dairy processors at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month.
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Yogurt

Yogurt wars: Can anything compete with Greek?

International-style yogurts are increasing and giving Greek yogurt a run for its money.
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The increase of international-style yogurts show there are plenty of alternatives to Greek yogurt, even with high protein. But can any meet or surpass the level of Greek yogurt popularity?
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Sales of frozen yogurt increase 21% while ice cream sales remain flat

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Frozen yogurt sales continue to rise above the rest, while ice cream sales stay frozen in place. The frozen novelty and ice pop novelty categories were both down.


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Dairy products

The Top 5 dairy products from our newsletter this year

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Our Dairy Product Innovations newsletter goes out twice each month, we've calculated the five most popular dairy products featured this year.
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Natural sliced and grated cheese sales rise

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 Sales are up for makers of natural cheese slices, chunks and shreds, while the processed cheese category continues to struggle. 


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Frozen desserts thrive on new flavors, inclusions

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 Processors try to keep up with the latest trends in flavors and inclusions, but making frozen desserts has its own set of challenges. 


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Survey shows most in dairy industry are happy with their jobs

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 Dairy Foods’ exclusive job satisfaction survey shows the majority of those in the industry are happy with their jobs, especially those in management and those working for fluid dairy companies. 


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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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