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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When a cheese buyer calls

If you're a cheese manufacturer and a cheese buyer has requested something not currently made by your company, how do you respond? The choice you make may have lasting impact on your long-term relationship with the buyer.Don't let yourself and your company be caught unprepared. 

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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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Free-standing inserts

Dole shakes things up in this week's free-standing inserts

Dole introduces a yogurt smoothie kit and Whitewave Foods launches a nondairy fruit and protein beverage.

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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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Sustainability and packaging solutions for processors of dairy foods

Dairy processors today have a much greater understanding that developing an eco-story starts by not wasting what you already have. One of the easiest ways to reduce food waste and minimize food spoilage is to increase the efficiency of food packaging. 

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Tillamook has been making quality dairy foods for more than 100 years

Start with high-quality milk and develop dairy foods in a responsible manner.
Since 1909, the farmer owners of Tillamook have been committed to providing families with the most consistent, best-tasting, highest-quality dairy products made in the most natural way possible. This is the promise Tillamook strives to meet each and every day with every product that bears our name.
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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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Food safety

Ensuring produce safety in a global food system

Since then FDA and our academic partner JIFSAN have held eight Good Agricultural Practices workshops in Mexico—more than in any other country. Numerous technical experts have shared their knowledge in areas such as laboratories, seafood and dairy processing, and food packaging. FDA has hosted 40 visitors in 14 delegations to facilitate information exchange between our countries.

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All Good Things Come to an End

It’s not everyday that people can say, “I love my job,” especially when many of today’s companies are cinching raises, bonuses and company perks just to save the bottom line. Despite today’s economical hardships though, everyone in the food industry continues to love their job.

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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

People, processors and products making news this week. In this issue: Bareman's Dairy, AMPI, Chobani, National Milk Producers Federation and more.

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Image Galleries

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.  


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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2015 January

Our annual supplier spotlights issue; A look inside Anderson Erickson Dairy; plus our detection systems Q&A

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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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