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.
Now I've heard everything

Tales from the Flavor Front: jelly bean milk, tangerine-carrot fruit bars and mojito energy shots

Dairy processors are finding inspiration in desserts from the South, and an energy-shot marketer looks to bartenders for ideas.
February 28, 2014

Sea salt/caramel continues to be a popular combination in foods, especially dairy. Other classic combos are raspberry/dark chocolate, mango/peach, and strawberry/granola. Dairy Foods looks at flavors used by processors in their new lines.
 


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Magic bus

Dazzle them with science

Coming soon to your office parking lot: a bus loaded with concepts for new foods and beverages.
September 20, 2013

After holding its annual Innovation Roadshow in a hotel ballroom, David Michael decided to take the event on the road.


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Got more milk?

8 things to do with a cup of milk

It's not just for drinkin'. Here are 7 other ways to use up a half-gallon of milk just like that.
September 6, 2013

Milk. It's not just for breakfast anymore. Here are 8 ways to go through a half-gallon in 12 hours.


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International name calling

Dairy slips through the looking glass

In the truly bizarre world of international trade regulations and negotiations, U.S. dairy processors could be forbidden to describe their products as "American cheese."
July 31, 2013

Never mind that most of the world freely uses and understands the word Parmesan as it applies to cheese. To the EU, however, Parm means only Parmigiano-Reggiano. And feta is a cheese made only in Greece. The EU is trying to force its approach to food names on every country in the world. It already has gummed up the South Korean market for non-EU makers of Asiago, feta, fontina and gorgonzola.


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Cheerio, Cheerios

Penn State students pack a lot of dairy into their 'Mooofins'

The novel dairy-based, quiche-like muffin targets adult consumers who want to start the day with a high-protein breakfast item
July 10, 2013

High atop Dairy Management Inc. headquarters, DMI staff rolled carts through the conference room and delivered food samples created by the students. It was like being in a dim sum restaurant, except there were no egg rolls, dumplings or noodle dishes. Instead, the judges tasted dairy-based treats with fanciful names like Mooofins, Easy Qurd and Whey-Go.


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Cheers!

Fresh milk flows on Sunday from a new dairy plant in Washington state

Smith Brothers Farms bottles milk n every size, from half-pints to 300-gallon totes.
June 20, 2013

Smith Brothers Farms has positioned itself for growth from new products and from co-packing opportunities. Raw milk capacity increased 55% to 70,000 gallons and pasteurized milk capacity soared 300% to 60,000 gallons. 


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Tales from a trade show

There is the cheese and then there is the story of the cheese

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? 


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Online engagement

Outshine fruit bars from Dreyer's/Edy's take a shine to social media

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." 


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Get surreal

Sweet dreams are made of this. California processors say drink milk before bedtime

Those creative minds at the California Milk Processor Board have found a new usage occasion.
March 27, 2013

A Spanish-language ad campaign from the California Milk Processor Board links positive dreams to drinking milk prior going to bed. Sounds crazy, but the spots are charming. 


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Dairy processing news

Dairy processors turn to Facebook, Twitter to share the love this Ice Cream Month

This week in Jim Carper's Dairy Case: Ben & Jerry's, Mars Ice Cream, Dairy Queen and more.
July 27, 2012

July, designated as National Ice Cream Month is winding down, but ice cream processors are still are still busy promoting their treats through social media. Here's a look at the processors, products and people making dairy processing news headlines this week.


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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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