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Tillamook: a look inside the plant

There are no secrets to making award-winning cheeses. Just buy the freshest milk and hire the best cheesemakers. Tillamook invites tourists to see the process from an observation deck inside the processing plant.
September 12, 2012

It is bad enough to have one co-worker looking over your shoulder while you are trying to do your job. Imagine total strangers watching you work. That’s the situation in Tillamook, Ore., where, over the course of a year, 1 million tourists stop at the Tillamook County Creamery Association factory, climb the steps to a second-story observation deck, and watch the cheesemaking process unfold below them.


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Tillamook: The little co-op that can

The little co-op that can Tillamook County Creamery Association is growing beyond its roots in the Pacific Northwest. Meet the dairy cooperative making award-winning premium cheeses that are among the top-selling brands.
September 10, 2012
Cheesemaking is all about balance and achieving consistency in the finished product. When the cheesemaker is also a dairy cooperative, there are additional and often competing concerns to balance. The farmer members of the co-op want a fair price for their milk, but the processing side doesn’t want to overpay, lest the finished product is too expensive for the market.
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Red Mango introduces frozen yogurt coffee chillers

September 12, 2012
Dallas-based Red Mango, a frozen yogurt and smoothies chain, added frozen coffee chillers to its lineup.
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Ice cream

11 new ice cream flavors for the summer

June 7, 2012
We’re highlighting 11 new ice cream flavors for the summer.
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Bean & Body adds new flavors to its ready-to-drink iced coffee line

September 13, 2012
BYB Brands Inc., Charlotte, N.C., added three new flavors to its Bean & Body line, a RTD functional coffee blend.
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Nescafe introduces a foaming instant-coffee beverage

September 13, 2012
Nescafé made by Nestle, Glendale, Calif., introduced Memento, a foaming instant-coffee beverage.
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Starbucks launches Refreshers, made with green coffee extract and juice

September 12, 2012
Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, launched Starbucks Refreshers, a beverage that is made from green coffee extract and real fruit juice.
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Foodservice

Cheese stars in new foodservice items from J&J Snack Foods

July 27, 2012
J&J Snack Foods introduces cheesy breakfast Tater Stuffers for convenience stores and other foodservice operators.
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Greek frozen yogurt

Yasso creates first Greek frozen yogurt bars

July 5, 2012
Yasso creates first Greek frozen yogurt bars in three fruit flavors.
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Wüthrich's new European-style butter created for foodservice industry

September 12, 2012
Wüthrich 83% European-style unsalted butter from Grassland Dairy Products Inc., Greenwood, Wis., was developed for the foodservice industry.
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Greek yogurt

Yoplait hits the magic 100-calorie target with new Greek yogurt

July 23, 2012

Yoplait Greek 100 is a 100-calorie per serving (5.3 ounces) Greek yogurt t available in six flavors.
 


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Where are U.S. ambitions in a global dairy business?

The global dairy business isn’t standing still, and neither should America’s dairy processing industry.
September 18, 2012
We’re in the right place at the right time. The global dairy industry is a growth sector — that much is crystal clear. At the “Future of Food” summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer (an event co-hosted by the dairy producer-funded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy), speaker after speaker talked about the challenges of feeding the planet’s growing population.
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Beecher’s has top cheese product in ACS contest

September 10, 2012
Flagsheep from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese was named the Best of Show in the 2012 competition of the American Cheese Society. The cheesemaker has locations in Seattle and New York City.
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Kulfi talk

Kaurina's kulfi: an Indian ice cream-style treat is made in Texas

September 19, 2012

Kulfi is a frozen dessert originating from India that’s similar to ice cream in appearance and taste, but is typically denser and creamier. It’s a popular dessert street-food found throughout countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma and in the Middle East.


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Bottoms up

Ice cream meets happy hour with Lee's Cream Liqueur

September 19, 2012
As the only alcohol-infused ice cream parlor in Arizona, Lee’s Cream Liqueur is making a name for itself. The owner and creator of the 823-square-foot parlor is Lee Turner, a systems engineer by day and a dairy processor by night. The self-proclaimed ice cream enthusiast describes her treats as a cross between ice cream and gelato. The shop is located in Old Town Scottsdale in what Turner calls the “restaurant district.”
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Frozen yogurt is booming and indulgence is on the menu for Sugar Creek Foods

September 15, 2012
Almost everywhere you look these days you’ll find a frozen yogurt offering. Sales are up and restaurants are adding it to their menus — the industry is booming.
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Dairy Processors

Carvel rebrands as classic cool

September 14, 2012
Atlanta-based Carvel, the United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, went back to its roots by bringing back its classic look — with a modern twist. It updated its stores and logo, and introduced new technologies.
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Cultures and stabilizers in cultured dairy foods

When cultured dairy foods are manufactured correctly, they function properly as foods. They also deliver specific benefits, such as improving digestion.
September 10, 2012
In today’s world, where health and wellness takes center stage, the subject of functional cultured dairy foods typically are about consumption of the probiotic bacteria and their associated health benefits, such as improved immune function, improved digestive function and reduction of symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
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Pudding stars in the frozen dessert category

Processors of cheesecakes, sweet goods and whipped toppings saw a drop in both sales and units. Frozen pudding is the exception.
September 10, 2012
The overall frozen dessert category took a hit in sales over the last year. But the frozen pudding and mousse segment saw an increase in both sales and unit sales. With the health and wellness trend continuing among Americans, it’s likely that many are looking to better-for-you options to curb their sweet tooth.
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Dairy industry news and personnel moves from Giffords, Woolrich and more

September 10, 2012
Wisconsin contest honors Gifford’s: For the third year in a row, Gifford’s Dairy, Skowhegan, Maine, was selected the Ice Cream Grand Champion in the World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest.
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The health benefits of milk and dairy products are out of this world

As the Mars rover Curiosity explores the terrain and seeks signs of water on the Red Planet, another explorer on another planet finds a wonderful, life-sustaining fluid.
September 10, 2012
To much fanfare and well-deserved media attention, NASA landed its Curiosity rover on Gale Crater on Mars on the evening of Aug. 5. The engineers at mission control celebrated their expertise at deploying, landing and operating the explorer remotely from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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Acquistions

Brothers Desserts buys the nondairy dessert line of GKF Rice Divine

A maker of dairy desserts acquires a line of soy-based desserts.
August 9, 2012

Privately owned Brothers International Desserts Inc., Irvine, Calif., this week said it acquired the Organic Rice Divine line of frozen desserts from Good Karma Food Technologies Inc., Prairie du Sac, Wis.  


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Dairy Foods columnists Tharp and Young write the book on ice cream

Literally. Their 'Tharp & Young on Ice Cream, An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology' has been published.
August 13, 2012

Bruce Tharp and Steve Young, who write the On Ice Cream column for Dairy Foods, have completed "Tharp & Young on Ice Cream, An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology.


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Yogurt a-go-go

PepsiCo, Theo Müller get the party started on a new yogurt plant in New York state

PepsiCo marks the start of a state-of-the-art yogurt facility today that is expected to create more than 180 jobs in upstate New York.
August 2, 2012

To mark the construction of t a 350,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility, New York governor Cuomo and the top executives from Thomas Müller  Group and PepsiCo  signied a ceremonial steel beam in front of state and local government and community dignitaries, representatives of local and national dairy organizations, and members of local community organizations and groups.
 


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Milk Processors Get Creative in Their Marketing

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.
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Dairy products and probiotics make the perfect match

Dairy is a perfect vehicle for the delivery of probiotics into the American diet. Celebrate the synergy.
September 14, 2012
Innovations in probiotic dairy products are on the rise. This is a reflection of the increasing demand for probiotics due to consumers’ interest in health and wellbeing. Dairy was the third most commonly named “functional food” in the 2011 Functional Foods Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council.
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Mocon makes its GreenLight instrumentation available for dairy applications

September 24, 2012
Mocon is now making its new GreenLight instrumentation available for dairy applications.
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Formulating natural colors in dairy foods

Consumer awareness of natural colorings in dairy foods is important. But coloring milk and dairy foods is a tricky proposition. Never fear. We look at red, yellow, blue and green color options for milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
September 14, 2012

Starbucks probably thought it was doing the right thing by coloring its Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino with carmine. After all, even if consumers didn’t realize it when they ordered the popular dairy-berry beverage from their friendly neighborhood barista, the coffee giant had them in mind in opting for this natural colorant over a synthetic like, say, FD&C Red #40.


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Cultures and stabilizers in cultured dairy foods

When cultured dairy foods are manufactured correctly, they function properly as foods. They also deliver specific benefits, such as improving digestion.
September 10, 2012
In today’s world, where health and wellness takes center stage, the subject of functional cultured dairy foods typically are about consumption of the probiotic bacteria and their associated health benefits, such as improved immune function, improved digestive function and reduction of symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
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ADI Systems’ anaerobic digester treats raw process

September 19, 2012
ADI Systems’ anaerobic ADI-BVF digester treats raw process wastewater comprised of powder, cheese and high-strength salty whey before it flows into a pre-existing biological nutrient removal system.
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Ross MegaShear ultra-high shear mixer

September 24, 2012
The Ross MegaShear ultra-high shear mixer is an inline rotor/stator designed for high-volume and high-throughput deagglomeration, emulsification and homogenization requirements
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Hydrite Chemical's Hydriclear 1007 is an iron-based, chloride-free coagulant

September 24, 2012
Hydriclear 1007 is an iron-based, chloride-free coagulant used successfully in dairy wastewater for phosphorus, BOD and suspended solids removal.
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Ingredients

Wild Flavors develops a new line of flavor creations

September 4, 2012
Wild Flavors presented its newest line of flavor creations called Flavor Fusion, a blend of unique flavor profiles.
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Ossid introduces TVS 1000 label and barcode validation machine

September 24, 2012
Ossid, powered by Pro Mach, introduced the TVS 1000 label and barcode validation machine designed to ensure that package contents, labels and barcodes are perfectly matched.
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Packaging

Graham Packaging creates stock PET carafe for cold-filled beverages

August 15, 2012
Graham Packaging creates stock PET carafe to create differentiation for premium beverage products.
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Scalewatcher water treatment systems

September 21, 2012
Scalewatcher water treatment systems are said to be easy to install.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific launched a new rapid availability checkweigher program

September 21, 2012
Thermo Fisher Scientific launched a new rapid availability checkweigher program in North America and Europe.
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OCS's HC-Medium checkweigher

September 20, 2012
The HC-Medium checkweigher is designed for speeds up to 250 pieces per minute. It is operated by an industrial PC (IPC) and is characterized by its 10.4-inch touch display.
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Intelligrated showcases new Alvey 952-2 hybrid palletizer

September 20, 2012
Intelligrated will showcase an Alvey 952-2 hybrid palletizer with integrated control system and a hoist-mounted stretch bander at Pack Expo 2012.
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Pentair Sudmo's X-Flow Crossflow MBR technology

September 20, 2012
Pentair Sudmo finds a solution for processors dealing with the challenges of treating high strength wastewater with its X-Flow Crossflow MBR technology.
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Atlantium Technologies’ Hydro-Optic UV water treatment system

September 20, 2012
Atlantium Technologies’ Hydro-Optic UV (ultraviolet) water treatment meets the latest FDA/PMO standards for pasteurized equivalent water and cow water reuse, enabling energy and water savings, with quick ROI.
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Chemtreat water treatment systems

September 20, 2012
PolyTrace is a unique and patented technology that controls, monitors and provides optimum efficiencies in wastewater treatment facilities.
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Fortress Technology’s new Stealth Metal Detector

September 17, 2012
Fortress Technology’s new Stealth Metal Detector is a design that offers full compatibility for existing Fortress systems.
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Dolphin WaterCare provides chemical-free cooling water

September 19, 2012
Dolphin WaterCare provides chemical-free cooling water treatment on refrigeration and food processing systems.
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Mettler-Toledo provides accurate portion control for cheese with Safeline X-ray system

September 17, 2012
Mettler-Toledo provides simple and accurate portion control for cheese with the Safeline PowerChek Plus X-ray inspection system.
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Ishida IX-GA Series X-ray inspection systems

September 17, 2012
Ishida IX-GA Series X-ray inspection systems can be used to check product integrity, package quality and weight accuracy.
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The Bizerba CWF checkweigher is designed to work in dairy facilities

September 17, 2012
The Bizerba CWF checkweigher is designed to work in dairy facilities.
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Conveyors and palletizers: The silent superstars of manufacturing

Conveyors and palletizers don’t complain or get injured. These reliable pieces of equipment help move fresh dairy foods to the warehouse or truck quickly and efficiently.
September 18, 2012
When a consumer opens up a cup of yogurt, she might not realize how well-traveled that food is. That cup, and thousands like it, has moved quite a bit, not counting the miles between the distribution center and the supermarket.
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Eriez offers a line-up of next generation X-ray technology

September 17, 2012
Eriez offers a line-up of next generation X-ray technology.
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Understanding the Value of Packaging

Looking at your package from the perspective of your customer, the consumer and the competition can help you understand its true value.
September 18, 2012
Packaging value is the “Holy Grail” for packaging leaders across the value chain. The packaging world is still trying to break the code and we are getting closer. We have identified a number of components and tests that we can use to help us understand if the new packaging on a product refresh or a new product is worth the money.
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Planning ahead for a crisis is crucial to business

Play a little defense by writing an effective business continuity plan. This game plan can help you cope when your world falls apart.
September 18, 2012
The “normal” business climate no longer exists. Whether you are a senior manager, a shift supervisor or just starting your career, it is important to recognize that the unexpected is the norm.
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Moves & Mergers

Delkor Systems to move to new building; Bosch Packaging and Nexira open offices in India

News briefs from Delkor Systems, Bosch Packaging Technology India, Nexira, FMC Corp., Urschel Laboratories Inc., Burkert Fluid Control Systems
August 15, 2012

Dairy processing news headlines from suppliers to the industry include a new building for Delkor. Bosch Packaging and Nexira open offices in India, and FMC Corp. buys an Italian pectin source.


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Lab test

AOAC approves Neogen’s Soleris total viable count test

July 20, 2012

Neogen’s newly approved Soleris test (Performance Tested MethodSM certification 071203 from the AOAC Research Institute) detects microorganisms in as little as 4 hours, and only takes 24 hours to a negative result. Conventional methods can take up to 2 days.


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People and promotions

Virginia Dare appoints Henry W. Todd Jr. to international post; other suppliers announce new hires and promotions

August 13, 2012

In dairy processiong news, suppliers to the industry announce promotions and new hires. Among the people making dairy processing news headlines are May Shana’a,  Henry W. Todd, Jr, and Jon-Paul Genest.


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Dairy processors pack up for Chicago

Pack Expo, with 1,800 suppliers, is an ideal opportunity for dairy processors to find out the latest in packaging trends and technology. The show begins Oct. 28 in Chicago.
September 12, 2012
At Pack Expo 2012 dairy processors can find out the latest trends and technology in the processing and packaging industry with this comprehensive event.
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 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

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