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.
Advocacy

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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Fresh milk is the Champagne of dairy

People drink milk for health or taste. We should give them both. Dairy farmers want fair and stable prices. We should pursue dairy policy that succeeds in achieving that.


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U.S. dairy industry of the future

It is time for a serious dialogue about changing the Federal Milk Marketing Orders, which no longer make sense, and the standards of identity, a straightjacket that stymies dairy product innovation.


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How we raised the awareness of probiotics

Yakult U.S.A. sells its nontraditional beverages in only seven states. To raise awareness of probiotics and its brand, the company undertook an integrated marketing campaign.


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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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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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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

On Demand They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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