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.

Better living through dairy

 By supporting dairy farmers and creating a pool of milk for processors, we improve the condition of animals, provide jobs and develop nutritious dairy foods and beverages. 


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Milk is protein

Powering dairy growth with protein: weight management

By engaging with consumers about how dairy foods and beverages are natural sources of high-quality protein, the industry can leverage current consumer attitudes and health trends for a sizable business opportunity.

As part of a health-conscious diet, many consumers perceive protein to be center stage as they strive to manage their weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For the dairy industry, the connection of protein to consumers’ needs for weight management can’t be ignored. When combined with its other essential nutrients, delicious taste and convenience, the natural protein found in milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy-based products lends itself to food options that can help consumers increase their protein intake throughout the day.


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Milk has it all

Powering dairy growth with protein

Protein has become an important consideration and today’s consumers have taken a renewed interest in the food and beverage products they purchase and consume.

More than half (55 percent) of adults say they would like to get more protein in their diet. Consumers also are more aware of protein’s benefits, with 88 percent recognizing that protein helps build muscle, 60 percent agreeing it creates a feeling of fullness and 60 percent indicating a diet high in protein may support weight loss.


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Magic bus

Dazzle them with science

Coming soon to your office parking lot: a bus loaded with concepts for new foods and beverages.

After holding its annual Innovation Roadshow in a hotel ballroom, David Michael decided to take the event on the road.


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Organic Valley celebrates 25 years of innovation in organic foods

 On the occasion of its silver anniversary, the CEO of Organic Valley writes that the co-op is “investing in the next generation of farmer and staff leadership, building our culture and growing our organic mission together.” 


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Got more milk?

8 things to do with a cup of milk

It's not just for drinkin'. Here are 7 other ways to use up a half-gallon of milk just like that.

Milk. It's not just for breakfast anymore. Here are 8 ways to go through a half-gallon in 12 hours.


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Holland’s Family Cheese: How we make the best cheese in the United States

Holland’s Family Cheese was named the Grand Champion at this year’s United States Cheese Championship Contest. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story of how that came to pass.
Teamwork. Period. That should technically be the end of this article, but since that falls short of an enjoyable read, I should elaborate.
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Sustainability

3 key elements of sustainability at DSM

Submit your best to our “Sustaining a Healthier Future” contest and you could win $5,000 plus a matching $5,000 contribution to Vitamin Angels.

Jim Hamilton, President, DSM Nutritional Products USA, talks about what “sustainability” means to DSM and to him personally as he invites food product manufacturers to share their own ideas.


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Dairy Innovation

Beyond the Gallon Jug: Innovation and Fluid Milk

Dairy processors need to continue to push the innovation envelope as fluid milk continues its battle for share in the crowded beverage market.

It’s been a painful time for fluid milk, but the fluid milk industry is now moving beyond the gallon jug to address changing consumer needs more aggressively, primarily through the introduction of low volume, niche or branded products. 


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International name calling

Dairy slips through the looking glass

In the truly bizarre world of international trade regulations and negotiations, U.S. dairy processors could be forbidden to describe their products as "American cheese."

Never mind that most of the world freely uses and understands the word Parmesan as it applies to cheese. To the EU, however, Parm means only Parmigiano-Reggiano. And feta is a cheese made only in Greece. The EU is trying to force its approach to food names on every country in the world. It already has gummed up the South Korean market for non-EU makers of Asiago, feta, fontina and gorgonzola.


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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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.

Cheese Flavors

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2014 September

Joseph Gallo Farms wins honors for its cheeses, sustainability practices; plus we look at what's happening with frozen desserts.

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