Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk.
August 20, 2013
Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk. Sporeformers have been shown to enter the fluid milk continuum on the farm, survive pasteurization and subsequently grow to spoilage levels at refrigeration temperatures.Read More
Milk has 9 essential nutrients, but not everyone knows
October 18, 2012
Milk has nine essential nutrients, but not everyone knows that. It's time to bust the myths associated with milk, including the one saying whole milk is the only milk containing vitamin D.Read More
It sounds like an Olympics motto, but today’s equipment is faster, runs longer and achieves higher temperatures. Makers of pasteurizers and heat exchangers talk about equipment upgrades.
October 16, 2012
Designers of processing equipment recognize some of the economic realities of today. Energy is expensive, so equipment is more efficient. Real estate is expensive, so equipment takes up less space. Labor is expensive, so equipment runs more efficiently and reliably.Read More
October 15, 2012
Sales of milk continue to decline, and traditional grocery stores are losing market share. Consumers increasingly are buying milk at club stores and dollar stores, according to an analysis by Prime Consulting Group, Bannockburn, Ill., for Milk Processor Education Program, or MilkPEP, Washington, D.C.Read More
Unless you make raw-milk products, you need a pasteurizer and a heat exchanger. A panel of experts answers your questions about pasteurizing milk and nondairy beverages.
October 13, 2012
Heat exchangers are key components in a dairy processing plant that can directly affect food product quality, a supplier tells Dairy Foods. Other suppliers tell us that pasteurizers are not all alike. To learn more about processing milk and the equipment that is used, we convened a “virtual roundtable” of equipment manufacturers. What follows are edited remarks received via e-mail.Read More
Other dairy processors are recognized for their marketing efforts to make milk the beverage of choice for breakfast, at Halloween parties and at sporting events.
September 10, 2012
Anthony Escobar, business manager of Super Store Industries, Lathrop, Calif., is the grand prize winner in MilkPEP’s annual awards program. Escobar demonstrated strong and effective efforts to increase awareness and grow milk sales using MilkPEP programs and resources. His entries showcased multi-faceted programs supported by well-rounded marketing efforts that creatively customized MilkPEP tools to reinforce Super Store Industries’ brand.Read More
Dairy processing plants must run a battery of tests on raw milk. Later, the lab checks out finished products. In this article, a lab evaluation officer from the state of South Dakota reviews the tests and the testing methods.
August 16, 2012
Milk has the distinction of being nature’s most perfect food and is also the most widely tested food on the dinner table. This nutrient-packed and perishable food requires substantial controls and testing to assure the consumer of enjoying a safe and highly nutritious food.Read More
August 13, 2012
Milk consumption by low-income consumers in developing markets is forecast to increase 10 billion liters by 2014. As their wages increase, so will their spending on dairy beverages and other foods.Read More
June 8, 2012
The OUSAF11 Optical Absorbance Sensor from Endress+Hauser emits light in both visible (VIS) and Near-Infrared (NIR) wavelengths, and measures the resulting absorption by a liquid media.Read More
April 10, 2012
Fluid milk processing facilities are generally the same. They all have rooms for milk intake, separating, homogenizing and filling. Broadacre Dairy has one building on the edge of its property that makes it unique among dairy processors: a log cabin where the owner was born.Read More