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.

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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Technology meets hunger

Weird news: how to make your computer or smart phone give milk

A donation to the Great American Milk Drive from your computer or phone will be converted into coupons for fresh milk that are redeemable at grocers.

Did you know your computer can fill a hungry child’s empty glass with fresh milk? No, you don’t have to connect a USB cable from a cow to your laptop. Instead, all you need to do is make a donation to the Great American Milk Drive.


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Dairy dearest

As global demand for dairy products soars, domestic innovation is key

U.S. producers should treat export markets with caution and use the profit boost as fuel for innovation here at home.

June 1 was World Milk Day and in the United States, the entire month is Dairy Month. Demand for milk is great. But, as the author writes, U.S. producers should treat export markets with caution and use the profit boost as fuel for innovation here at home.  


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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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President's Address --2020 Vision

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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