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2014 December

Dannon is our Processor of the Year, plus much more!

Dannon is Dairy Foods' 2014 Processor of the Year

In its nearly 75-year history, The Dannon Co. has identified niches like digestive health and weight management and then developed yogurt-based solutions. Its stated mission, to bring health through food, starts with its employees and fans out across North America.


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Rockin’ Refuel expands with Varsity high-protein chocolate milk

Rockin’ Refuel, a brand of Shamrock Farms, Phoenix, expanded its portfolio with Rockin’ Refuel Varsity.


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Dairy processors are updating the frozen dessert

Healthy indulgence, unique and seasonal flavors and clean labels are all part of the focus for frozen dessert processors.


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Fresh Matters brand of ‘tude juice launches a seasonal Honey Crisp flavor

Federal Way, Wash.-based Fresh Matters LLC’s brand, ‘tude Juice launched a limited-edition, seasonal Honey Crisp flavor.


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Pom Wonderful reformulates, repackaged its 'Super Teas'

Los Angeles-based Pom Wonderful LLC, a subsidiary of Roll Global, reformulated and repackaged its Pom Antioxidant Super Teas.


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PepsiCo adds 4 new varieties to its Naked juice lineup

PepsiCo Inc. added four new varieties to its Monrovia, Calif.-based Naked juice lineup: Kale Blazer, Protein & Greens, Chia Sweet Peach and Chia Cherry Lime.


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Hype Energy USA launches energy drink for women

Hype Energy USA, Miami Beach, Fla., introduced four energy drinks targeted at women to help them “keep up with (their) busy day-to-day life,” according to a company statement.


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High-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt's new high-protein drink with Greek yogurt

Powerful Yogurt has created what it says is the first high-protein drink with a Greek yogurt base.
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Frozen yogurt

Stonyfield's new frozen yogurt pearls

Stonyfield's frozen yogurt pearls is a portion-controlled dessert that features scoops of organic frozen yogurt in all-natural, edible fruit-like skins.
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Zesty dairy dips

Kraft launches new spicy Taco Bell sour cream dips

Zesty new Taco Bell sour cream dips are now part of Kraft Foods’ line.
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Tillamook releases a 4-year extra-sharp white Cheddar

Tillamook, Ore.-based Tillamook released a limited edition 4-year vintage extra-sharp white Cheddar.


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Cheese shreds are popular across categories

Shredded cheese sales are up in both natural and processed cheese categories. Chunks and sliced cheese sales also increase in the natural category.


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Celebrate the holidays with dairy processors

Pour yourself a glass of nog and warm up by the Yule log. It’s the end of the year so I wrote these words to bring you cheer.


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2 Wisconsin dairy processors expand facilities

Agropur Inc., a the Canadian dairy processor with U.S. operations, said in November it is investing more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wis., facility to increase its Feta cheese production capacity.


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Chobani’s ‘incubator’ focuses on natural, affordable foods

Greek yogurt processor Chobani announced in November plans to open the Chobani Food Incubator, a program to invest in and cultivate emerging food entrepreneurs.


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Once you've met them, you'll never forget them

Can these ‘magnificent 7’ save milk? DMI thinks they have a good chance

Past advertising efforts were essentially generic and acted as disincentives to dairies to invest in promoting their own brands. “Brands understand they need to step up,” Gallagher said.

DMI, Rosemont, Ill., which is funded by dairy farmers through the checkoff program, said it is assisting in product development, consumer insights, nutritional consulting, technical and formulation support and introductions to perspective marketplace partners.
 


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The dairy industry must get through to consumers

The public looks at more than nutrition when making food choices. It considers sustainability and the environment. And health advice increasingly comes from those who aren’t doctors. Technology and networking help the dairy industry disseminate information.


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Dairy processors are updating the frozen dessert

Healthy indulgence, unique and seasonal flavors and clean labels are all part of the focus for frozen dessert processors.


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Fortifying foods with vitamins, minerals

Fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals has reduced the percentage of children with inadequate intakes of many micronutrients. Yet there is a fear that children are getting excessive amounts of certain nutrients.


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Could ‘cap and trade’ come to sweeteners?

To limit the amount of added sugar allowed in the food supply, two medical doctors propose using a cap-and-trade policy, similar to that used for environmental pollutants.


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Be a better environmental steward with these best practices

Converting to LED bulbs is one of the best and easiest investments in sustainability for processors and producers. Dairy producers also should look at practices in milk cooling, ventilation and milk harvesting.


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Packaging and detection system highlights from Pack Expo

Packaging and detection systems for the dairy foods industry.


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New labels and labeling technology

New labels and labeling technology for the dairy foods industry.


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New standards to evaluate equipment

A new General Requirements Standard provides benchmark hygienic design criteria to help meet the requirements and objectives of GFSI auditing schemes and regulatory programs under FSMA.


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Save energy with blow molding

On-site blow molding saves transportation costs because a truckload of resin or preforms can yield more containers than a truckload of finished milk jugs.


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Midpoint Enterprises launches True Dairy Flavors division

Midpoint Enterprises Inc., Hudson, Ohio, launched True Dairy Flavors, which provides flavor concentrates to dairies and retailers involved in the production and distribution of flavored-milk products.


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Dairy supplier news

Dairy supplier news from Symrise, DSM, RMT Robotics and more

Symrise opens new facility, Duravant debuts at Pack Expo; plus acquisitions and dairy people moves.
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Ampac receives IMS certification for dairy market

Ampac, Cincinnati, received the Interstate Milk Suppliers (IMS) certification for its manufacturing center in Hanover Park, Ill.


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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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