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.
The taste of dairy

From fernet to burnt calamansi, these are the food and beverage flavors to watch for in 2014

Here's something I did not know: Fernet is an aromatic spirit or bitter containing myrrh, chamomile, cardamom, aloe and saffron.
December 20, 2013

Ginger Plum. No, she wasn't an old girlfriend from my hippie days. Rather it's a key flavor trend for 2014, defined as "a juicy, sweet and tart plum with a touch of spice from ginger that delivers multiple sensory experiences." Come to think of it, that does describe my old flame pretty darn well. 


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Get 'er done

IDFA's Connie Tipton shares her 2014 'to do' list for dairy processors

The president of the International Dairy Foods Association has five items on her agenda.
December 18, 2013

 Priority numero uno: phase out government-set milk prices. Let the free market work. Second: elect a business-friendly Congress. Third: Innovate with new products and packaging. 


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Slimming down

How to create a more sustainable gallon jug for milk

3 ways to a slimmer jug are: light-weighting through container design; adding calcium carbonate as a filler to replace virgin HDPE; and light-weighting plus optimizing for calcium carbonate filler.
December 10, 2013

An integrated design approach appears to be the next frontier for the fluid milk market, where the minimum input is used to get the maximum use of materials at the end. This can only come about by the value chain working together, namely raw materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, e.g. of blow molding equipment, distribution equipment manufacturers, e.g. of crate packing equipment, processors/brand owners and retailers.


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Purcha$ing Plan$

PMMI's survey takes a fresh look at the state of the dairy industry

Operational efficiency is central to dairy producers and processors today.
November 8, 2013

Dairy manufacturers must work closely with the suppliers of processing and packaging technologies to find and implement operations and production lines changes that will foster growth. In fact, 80% of study participants confirmed they are evaluating their needs for new equipment, and 91% cited increasing production volume and operational efficiency as key goals. 


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Old yes. Inactive no.

Powering dairy sales with protein: Healthy aging

Some consumers look at health and wellness more holistically, which may include managing their weight or enhancing their exercise and sports performance.
November 5, 2013

We’ve seen baby boomers redefine aging and retirement. Their “golden years” are a time for fulfillment, rather than decline, and most understand that protein is a part of the equation, but they don’t understand that milk, cheese and yogurt are sources of protein. People have strong motivations to maintain independence as they age.
 


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Dairy protein

Powering dairy sales with protein: Sports performance

36% of exercisers say they look for products that contain protein, and nearly 33% of these active consumers would pay more for a product with added protein.
October 29, 2013

We see a growing opportunity for dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, as well as dairy ingredients, to highlight the sports performance benefits that dairy’s protein content and overall nutrient package offers.


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Feed me

Can we feed 9.6 billion people by 2050?

Food scarcity, agricultural issues and the environment are only part of the problem.
October 26, 2013

Hunger is the most pressing issue we face, especially considering those numbers: one out of every eight people in the world today suffers from chronic undernourishment caused by food scarcity.


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Running on empty

Water: the most critical asset in your production strategy

It’s the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix
October 24, 2013

Like crude oil, water prices have surged in the last 12 years, doubling or tripling in many parts of the U.S. Think of what that does to living expenses and business costs. And like crude oil, which is still threatened despite the current production boom here in the U.S., water is getting scarcer by the minute.
 


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Safer foods

Innovations in dairy sanitation also enhance efficiency

New machinery is being designed with fewer crevices to prevent debris and streamline the cleaning process.
October 21, 2013

Packaging and processing machine designs share many of the same features — from applications for fluid milk, margarine, cheese, butter, ice cream, yogurt and more. New machinery is being designed with fewer crevices to prevent debris and streamline the cleaning process. Mechanical components are also being manufactured with ease-of-use in mind to better assist engineers to complete tasks quicker, while still adhering to food safety standards.  


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Better living through dairy

October 21, 2013

 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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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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