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Joseph Gallo Farms' sustainable practices, customer service help define 'quality'

Speed of production, high standards for customer service and sustainability practices have made this California cheesemaker efficient and profitable.
By Jim Carper
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Joseph Gallo Farms is using speed, eco-friendly practices and quality to compete with the giant cheesemakers and the small artisan operations on the West Coast.


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Joseph Gallo Farms is California’s ‘green’ cheesemaker

At Joseph Gallo Farms, nothing goes to waste. Whey becomes a revenue stream. Process water is recycled for irrigation and manure is converted to gas to power generators.
By Jim Carper
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Joseph Gallo Farms might just be the very model of a modern major cheesemaker. It’s all about use and re-use. Nothing goes to waste at this central California cheesemaking and dairy farming business. What little waste there is is re-purposed into salable ingredients, energy or gray water.


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Writing standards for robotic equipment

Robotic automation equipment is common in the auto industry, but the wet conditions in dairy plants have created a need for equipment standards to comply with strict food safety and hygiene rules. Here is what we have done so far.
By Timothy Rugh
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Traditional applications for robot-based automation in food processing have been basic pick-and-place packing operations. On the processing side, dairy plants contain many applications that are repetitive or labor-intensive. These are perfect candidates for robot-based automation.


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Plant of the Year: Smith Brothers Farms discuss plant changes, upgrades

By Sean Flaherty
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The fluid milk processor from Kent, Wash., was one of 12 dairy processors nominated for the Dairy Foods’ Plant of the Year. Visitors to dairyfoods.com in the month of June made their selections, casting more than 2,900 votes. Smith Brothers Farms, a 90-year-old independent processor and home delivery company, received the most votes.


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PepsiCo’s million-dollar bet on yogurt

A joint venture with European yogurt giant Theo Mueller Group leads to first-year sales of $100 million in the United States.
By Jim Carper
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A European yogurt maker saw potential in the United States and a U.S. food and beverage company wanted to be in the dairy business. When Theo Müller hitched itself to PepsiCo’s distribution juggernaut, the Muller Quaker Dairy brand became an overnight sensation.


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This artisan premium ice cream maker uses old-fashioned production techniques

While it has invested in modern processing equipment, it uses some old-fashioned production techniques, like hand ladling.
By Jim Carper
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When an ice cream processor tells me, “We do things a little differently than most,” I think to myself, “That’s what they all say.” True, most dairies do create unique recipes and flavors, but it still comes down to processing, filling and packaging, and how many variations on those themes can there be?


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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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Investments in UHT processing equipment helps Agropur grow

Investments in ultra-high temperature processing equipment help Agropur USA gain business in the burgeoning market for extended-shelf-life products.
By Jim Carper
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 The future is bright for the aseptic packaging of dairy and processed foods in North America. That’s the conclusion of a 2012 study by the research firm Markets and Markets.  


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Today's definition of quality in dairy plants

By Tedd Wittenbrink
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It means meeting customers’ expectations the first time and every time. To get there, dairies must concentrate not only on raw milk quality, but also on dairy ingredients, sweeteners, flavors and the manufacturing processes.


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Umpqua Dairy: Inside the best dairy in America

By Jim Carper
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 Quality Chekd honored Umpqua Dairy Products Co.’s plant in Oregon with the sought-after Production Excellence Award. A veteran production crew and attention to detail yield high- quality Grade A products, ice cream and frozen yogurt. 


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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. 

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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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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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