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Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Executive editor Marina Mayer reports on processors' marketing campaigns. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions. Read More
The sweetest thing

Consumers seek more fiber, less sugar

With ‘fiber-enriched’ and ‘sugar-reduced’ the buzzwords of 2014, it is no wonder that products combining the two are proving popular with end users.

As consumers’ interest in fiber enrichment and sugar reduction continues to grow, recipes that promote these nutritional benefits look set to become ever more popular in dairy and nondairy products alike.


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MilkPEP is excited about the future of the dairy industry

Early results show that our campaigns are effectively changing attitudes and motivating consumption. We must stay focused on the initiatives that help to move more milk, change consumer behavior and activate the industry to work hand-in-hand toward success.


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Choose milk

Milk processors, milk drinkers take action in September, designated as Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, which is an ideal time for communities to unite in the fight against hunger and continue to make a difference by participating in this program.

Thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive, the nationwide program to deliver gallons of milk to hungry families who need it. September is Hunger Action Month. 


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U.S. dairy market is a follower in 2014

Do not expect the de-coupling of the U.S. and international prices to continue forever. One day we will realize that U.S. prices are too high to remain competitive on the world stage. When that happens, expect more downward price corrections.


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Problem solving

A Bill Gates venture finds a safer, more affordable way to collect, store, and transport milk in Kenya

Mazzi is a durable food-grade plastic container designed with a wide mouth that better enables farmers to milk using both hands.

Bill Gates put a spotlight on a significant challenge for smallholder dairy farmers, we invented the technology solution now being delivered by our partners, but it is a sustainable market that will make Mazzi a success in the long term. 


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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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2014 October

A look inside 100-year-old Velvet Ice Cream; Plus we look at four cheese processors with award-winning artisan and farmstead cheeses.

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