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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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.

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 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, 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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On the road

A great way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Jim Carper took his Dairy Case to Tillamook, Ore., this week.

Tillamook County, Ore., the so-called "land of cheese, trees and ocean breeze" is a magical place, a bit of Brigadoon in the Pacific Northwest, if you will (although you don't have to wait every 100 years to visit the place). I waited 56 years to make my first visit, and was instantly smitten by the region's beauty and the citizenry's friendliness.


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This week in dairy news

Dairy processors Grassland Dairy and Chobani make the dairy news headlines this week

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

Jim Carper's Dairy Case blog reviews this week's dairy news headlines, including: dairy processor Grassland plans to double the capacity of its milk plant; Hamdi Ulukaya, head of yogurt maker Chobani, receives an award; Coke is going to distribute dairy beverage Core Power, a popular recovery drink for athletes; the Dairy Council of California promotes the health and nutrition benefits of milk.
 


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

A look at the people, products and processors making the news this week. In this edition: Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, Golden Glen Creamery, Karoun, Safeway Lucerne and more.


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

A recap of the people, products and processors making news in the dairy industry. This week : IDFA, DMI, Hood, DCI Cheese, Challenge, Hershey Creamery, Promised Land Dairy, Crave Brothers, Dallas Wuethrich and more.
 


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Charitable works

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

Scooper Bowl XXX begins June 5 in Boston. Nine ice cream companies raise money for the Jimmy Fund.


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

A look at the people, products and processors making news this week. In this edition: Fonterra, California Dairies Inc., Westby Cooperative Creamery, Fage, HP Hood and more.


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

A weekly round-up of the people, products and processors making news this week. In this edition: Unilever, Peggy Biltz, Hidden Valley Ranch, Arena Cheese and more.
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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

A look at the people, products and processors making news. This week: Organic Valley, Dairy Farmers of America, Lifeway Foods and more.
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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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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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