Dairy Foods Blog

Dairy Foods Blog
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.
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Keep the Dietary Guidelines about nutrition

With the guidelines committee considering environmental impacts of food production for the first time, it is critical that we advocate for a food’s nutritional assets to remain the foundation for dietary advice.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are undergoing a revision in 2015, and drafts indicate the advisory committee will — for the first time — consider environmental impacts of food production as part of the criteria for food recommendations. 

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Seasoning transfer technology

Spice up your sales with spicier cheeses

Consumers like bold-flavored cheeses. Applying spice by hand often leads to waste. Direct spice application onto films allows for consistent amounts of spice without waste or additional labor.

New developments in seasoning cheese have made it easier for cheese processors. Direct spice application onto films using seasoning transfer technology are one such development.

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It’s time for the dairy industry to say ‘Enough!’

Get Real is a social advocacy initiative that is focused on taking back the conversation about milk, correcting the misinformation and communicating the health benefits of milk.

MilkPEP's Get Real campaign is the beginning of a more aggressive approach and part of a long-term strategy to safeguard milk’s reputation against anti-milk messages. 

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Fear not

Why I continue to recommend milk

There's simply no reason to change your diet based on a single research study.

Instead of listening to sensational headlines about why milk is 'bad,' this nutrition expert bases his recommendations on sound science – and hundreds of studies that support why milk is such a nutritious part of our diets.

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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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Bel Brands, Brookings, S.D.

The 170,000-square-foot facility on 48 acres in Brookings has the capacity of producing more than 22 million pounds of cheese annually. That is approximately 1.5 million Mini Babybel portions every day. It makes Original (a Gouda type cheese), Light and Mozzarella.


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!

3/31/15 2:00 pm EST

Raising the bar with in-line mixing and blending technologies: high output with flexibility and low costs

In this webinar, you will be introduced to advanced in-line blending, dosing and mixing technologies that offer high flexible productions, reduced product losses, shorter batch times, uniform products, and reduced ingredient costs. As a result, Food Manufacturers can optimize their productions and increase their profitability.

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2015 March

The cheese issue: A look inside Bel Brands; Karoun Dairies' success; A preview of the WCIC Cheese Show

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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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