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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.
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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Eat! You're skin and bones

Dairy Made Easy. I'm not just saying that. That's the name of the book.

The authors take you on a culinary tour of the world. And they do so with charming asides on each recipe.

"Dairy Made Easy" has 60 meatless recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek show how to make pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, salads and side dishes.


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Exporting

What do China’s latest dairy market regulations mean to exporters of dairy ingredients?

We think the new regulations favor foreign dairy importers but only until public confidence in local dairy producers grows.

New regulations in China seem to further alter the playing field for milk powder brands in favor of major foreign companies, which together made up 54% of the Chinese market in terms of sales revenue in 2013. 


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Teach schoolchildren lifelong recycling habits

Milk and juice cartons can account for a large percentage of the cafeteria waste that is produced on a daily basis. The average U.S. school uses almost 75,000 cartons every year.


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Innovation keeps dairy brands on top

Why do some brands grow retail sales? Because they offer new products and new ideas, like using protein and developing on-the-go packaging.

The consumer packaged goods industry delivered anemic growth in 2013, inching up 1.8%. The edibles category basically mimicked the trajectory of the whole industry (+1.7%), while nonedibles grew just over a percentage point and general merchandise was flat.


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Road games

Mitigate the risks in transport with fleet management technology

Fleet management technology also addresses back-office concerns related to theft, efficiency, operational costs and safety.

Blind spots exist in the transport of dairy foods and pose opportunities for loss of control. However, investing in fleet management technology not only helps mitigate safety and security concerns during transport, but also enables business-critical objectives to maintain competitive while managing costs without sacrificing productivity. 


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Good food

Thank Bulgaria for yogurt, a creamy and healthy low-sugar, high-protein food

Yogurt has a storied history dating back 4000 years, when ancient inhabitants of Bulgaria carried fermented sheep's milk in bags around their waists.

A mildly sour-tasting yogurt is Bulgaria’s heritage, and is still considered the best of all dairy products currently available. Bulgarians consume ~400,000 tons per year. Nothing tastes quite like it.


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Food manufacturers see success with lower calorie dairy products

In response to a challenge, food manufacturers have developed lower-calorie dairy products that consumers just love.  Because of these reduced-calorie foods and beverages, companies have reported improved financial performance.


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Milk. Protein. Humanity.

Become a Part of the Great American Milk Drive

The Great American Milk Drive is a nationwide program that encourages consumers to donate milk to hungry families. It launches April 2.

As the launch of the Great American Milk Drive nears (on April 2), we want to make sure you have all the details about how to be a part of the campaign.  


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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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