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EPA’s next big measurement program

By Clay Detlefsen
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 EPA’s next big measurement program uses energy performance indicators in a program created by Duke University. Soon you will be able to compare your plant to the overall dairy industry’s performance. EPA will recognize the top 25% of participating dairy plants with its Energy Star Certification. 


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Sustainable practices save money

By April Miller
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When dairy processors create less waste and consume less water and energy, they find savings and reduce their carbon footprints.


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Unilever plant receives sustainability award

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy honors dairy processors, dairy farms and businesses that reduced their environmental impact.
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An ice cream plant and a cheese plant were among the dairy processors honored in April in the 2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Rosemont, Ill.
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Sustainability: Water prices keep rising

Dairy processors are using water more efficiently. That’s a good thing because the costs of this resource (incoming and discharging) will only continue to increase.
By Clay Detlefsen
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Water is essential to life. Approximately 70% of the human body is made up of water and about 75% of our planet is covered in water. With that much water in and around us it would seem that water would be cheap and abundant. But that isn’t always the case.
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Dynamic Conveyor introduces new line of belt food conveyers

The conveyors are powered by motors that reduce carbon emissions, water consumption and more.
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Dynamic Conveyor introduces new line of belt food conveyers that are powered by motors that reduce carbon emissions, water consumption and waste water.
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Packaging

SIG Combibloc's EcoPlus packaging has new sustainable screw cap

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SIG Combibloc’s combibloc EcoPlusis is now available with the very lightweight and sustainable combiCap screw cap.
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Can we get what we need from sustainable packaging?

Mick Jagger told us in song that we can’t always get what we want. But milk jugs and milk crates give us what want and need from a sustainability point of view.
By Clay Detlefsen
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Consumers want sustainable food packaging. Food manufacturers want to use sustainable packaging. Many packaging suppliers are striving to meet marketplace demands. But we live in an imperfect world and we can’t always get what we want. That said improvements are being made and have been made over the years.
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Dairy Fleet Smart program saves fuel

By Jim Mulvenna
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Sustainability is not solely focused on environmental impact but also includes economic and social impact — the triple bottom line that creates healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet. If a solution is good for the environment but not economically feasible, it is not sustainable from a business standpoint.
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Learn how to be an energy star by cutting costs

Free online resources from the EPA and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy simplify process of reducing energy, cutting costs.
By Gail Barnes
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Consumers want the foods they eat to be nutritious, affordable and good-tasting. Increasingly, consumers care about the environmental impact of their food, and want to know that the products they buy were produced in an environmentally responsible way.
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Sustainability: 10 Big and little green ideas

Dairy processors are reducing their use of water, energy, transportation and packaging. Here are 10 examples from the United States and abroad.
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Dairy processors use a lot of water. Fresh water and wastewater can be a huge expense and a significant component of the utilities budget. The H2Oversight Service from U.S. Energy Services, Plymouth, Minn., offers rate tariff optimization, metering equipment confirmation, facility change monitoring, bypass opportunities and identification of operational savings.
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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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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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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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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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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

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