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Chobani is Dairy Food's 2012 Processor of the Year

Hamdi Ulukaya has led Chobani to the top of the yogurt category, and for that reason, Dairy Foods names Chobani the 2012 Processor of the Year. But the company’s influence is felt throughout the dairy industry.
In his hit song “American Saturday Night,” country singer Brad Paisley celebrates immigrants’ contributions to American culture, including pizza with Canadian bacon, beer from the Netherlands, Brazilian leather, German cars and the Beatles, not to mention “a French kiss, Italian ice and margaritas in the moonlight.”
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Franklin Foods creates Greek yogurt cream cheese

Franklin Foods, Enosburg Falls, Vt., owners of Greek Mountain Farms, created a Greek yogurt cream cheese said to contain twice the protein and half the fat of regular cream cheese, plus live and active cultures.
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Frozen dairy desserts, Indulgence made easy

Processors of frozen desserts look to grow with mini-portions and exotic flavors. That recipe is already working for frozen yogurt and pudding manufacturers.
While ice cream unit sales are struggling, despite many flavor innovations, frozen puddings and pies have seen promising growth, and frozen yogurt continues to soar.
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Point Brands creates flavored iXtreme Hydrator functional beverages

Denver-based Point Brands Inc., created citrus- and berry-flavored iXtreme Hydrator functional beverages, which are infused with electrolytes.
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A new grab-and-go beverage introduced from Victoria’s Kitchen Almond Water

A new grab-and-go hydrating beverage is available from Los Angeles-based Victoria’s Kitchen Almond Water.
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Red Bull is launching new flavored Red Bull Editions

Red Bull USA, Santa Monica, Calif., is launching three new flavored energy drinks called Red Bull Editions in March 2013.
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The Hain Celestial Group introduces a new line of energy shots featuring green tea

The Hain Celestial Group, Boulder, Colo., has a new line of all-natural energy shots featuring green tea.
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Snack Pack introduces Bakery Shop puddings

Omaha, Neb.-based Snack Pack, a brand of ConAgra Foods Inc., introduces Snack Pack Bakery Shop puddings.
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Skyland Foods creates nutrition-focused, drinkable yogurts

Skyland Foods introduces IBEX, drinkable yogurts that targets functional health benefits that focus on brain, digestive health and recovery.

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Artisan Deli Cheeses

A new line of artisan deli cheeses is available from Litehouse Foods, Sandpoint, Idaho
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Lifeway introduces Gingerbread kefir for the holidays

Lifeway adds a Gingerbread flavor smoothie to its holiday collection of kefirs for the season.
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Natural cheese slices its way to the top

Natural cheese sales and units continue to rise, especially in the grated and slice segments, while processed cheese products struggle.
In the cheese aisle, it seems consumers are still reaching for that natural slice, chunk or shredded cheese option versus their processed cousins. With consumers becoming more health-conscious every day and more informed about their food, the natural cheese category continues to dominate.
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Mixed results with vitamins, mineral mix-ins for milk

Does it add value to dairy foods and beverages when processors add more vitamins or minerals? Or does it tarnish an otherwise clean label?
On both a personal and professional level, I believe dairy foods are perfect just the way they are. The truth is: I don’t want anyone messing with my milk (or cheese or yogurt). Milk is naturally nutrient-rich and although I understand the rationale for adding vitamin D, I don’t think milk needs further assistance — but that’s just me. Or is it?
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How cultured dairy products can have a long shelf life and a clean label

Your cultured dairy products can have a long shelf life and a clean label. Lactic acid bacteria will produce compounds that have antimicrobial activity against bacteria, yeasts and molds.

When consumers grow interested in what is in their food, they read product labels. And when shoppers read product labels that include potassium sorbate, nisin, maltodextrins, carrageenan, sodium benzoate and so on, they put your product back on the shelf.

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SIAL reports strong attendance, new dairy products

For the 25th show, it was predicted that there would be 6,000 exhibitors and 140,000 visitors from 200 countries. In fact, there were 150,192 professional visitors, a 10.2% increase from the previous edition of the show in 2010.
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Milk finds a role model in sports

Next year’s plan continues this year’s themes: serve milk at breakfast and drink chocolate milk after working out.
In 2013, MilkPEP will build upon the momentum created in 2012 with the introduction of our multiyear marketing strategy centered around two prime occasions for milk consumption: breakfast at home and post-workout recovery for athletes. The continuation of our long-term occasion-based approach will generate excitement for milk, drive volume and value, and maximize continuity, with the ultimate goal of changing consumer behavior.
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Dairy processor people: news and moves

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored G. Joe Lyonas the 2012 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his dedication and distinguished service to dairy promotion.
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Dairy Research Institute seeks solutions from outside the industry

The Dairy Research Institute, Rosemont, Ill., launched an open innovation program to help accelerate research and meet specific dairy industry needs.
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A holiday card to dairy processors

Sit by the Yule log with a fresh glass of eggnog as I rhyme and cheer the events of the year.
December is here. It’s a month of good cheer. It means we have survived another long year.

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ID Technology introduces its IDT Model 252 label printer applicator

ID Technology introduced its IDT Model 252 label printer applicator, which features the integration of ID Technology’s Centerline Modularity design philosophy.
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Egan Food Technologies creates an ultra-sanitary, tool-less W.O.W. Conveyor

Egan Food Technologies, in partnership with sister company Walker Custom Sheet Metal have created an ultra-sanitary, tool-less W.O.W. (Walker Original Washdown) Conveyor, which has been designed to help food manufacturers meet the strict sanitation requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Hunkar Packaging introduces the Brute 3550 Side Panel Labeling System

Hunkar Packaging introduces the Brute 3550 Side Panel Labeling System.
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The E-Z Tec DSP metal detectors from Eriez

The E-Z Tec DSP metal detector standard conveyor systems from Eriez are available in 12-, 18- and 24-inch belt widths for quick shipment.
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Sealed Air launches Cryovac shrink sleeve labels

Sealed Air launched Cryovac GT-1 shrink sleeve labels, a hybrid film that uses multi-layer polymer.
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Printpack introduces EcoSkin packaging solution

Printpack Inc. introduces EcoSkin, a full-body shrink sleeve package designed for compatibility with the polyethylene terephthalate recycling process.
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SurePOUCH from Bosch is a line of reclosable, flexible pouches

SurePOUCH from Bosch is a line of reclosable, flexible pouches with a wide range of applications from retail to foodservice.
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Axon launches its Category 3 safety-interlock system for the ThermoPoint steam heat tunnel

Axon, powered by Pro Mach, launched its Category 3 safety-interlock system for the ThermoPoint steam heat tunnel.
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Ishida launched new RV-Series weighers, available from Heat and Control

Ishida launched new RV-Series wIshida launched new RV-Series weighers, available from Heat and Control.eighers, available from Heat and Control.
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BWAY Corp. introduces Tri-Seal gasketless openhead plastic pail cover

The Tri-Seal gasketless openhead plastic pail cover from BWAY Corp. produces a watertight/airtight seal without a gasket.
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Mettler-Toledo creates Safeline SideChek X-ray inspection system

The Mettler-Toledo Safeline SideChek X-ray inspection system was developed specifically to deliver effective cost-effective inspection of products in vertical packaging such as bottles, cans and canisters.
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Hitachi introduces the RX Series Printers

Hitachi introduced the RX Series Printers with enhanced coding and marking capabilities.
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Videojet Technologies introduces the 3020 laser coder

Videojet Technologies Inc. introduced the 3020 laser coder, an entry-level 10-Watt CO2 laser for marking and coding applications in the consumer packaged goods market.
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ADM Cocoa introduces Fresca Cacao and cocoa for dairy foods

ADM Cocoa launches Fresca Cacao and cocoa specifically suitable for dairy applications, and fruity and acidic drinks.
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Schneider Packaging creates the E3 Robox end-of-line palletizing solution

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. created the E3 Robox, a simple and portable robotic end-of-line palletizing solution.
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3M expanded its portfolio of Scotch Recycled Corrugate Tapes

3M expanded its portfolio of Scotch Recycled Corrugate Tapes, creating tape able to tackle the wide range of corrugate in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner.
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B & H Labeling Systems introduces a patent-pending extrusion glue system

B & H Labeling Systems introduced a patent-pending extrusion glue system said to be the first fully automatic, recipe-driven hot melt applicator for roll-fed labeling.
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DuPont’s new enzyme benefits UHT dairy with more eco-friendly solution

DuPont creates FoodPro Cleanline, an effective enzyme from the DuPont Danisco ingredient range that solves the age-old issue of fouling in UHT milk production.

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Eagle Product Inspection created the Pack 400 HC X-ray inspection system

Eagle Product Inspection created the Pack 400 HC X-ray inspection system
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Urschel introduces new U.S.D.A., Dairy division accepted large cheese dicer

Cheese processors requested Urschel engineers design a heavy duty, sanitary large cheese dicer. They needed a durable dicer possessing a number of key elements: a clean, sanitary design combined with rugged construction, but also they demanded a machine that would deliver precision cuts.
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Reiser and Vemag have designed a variety of cheese shredding and portioning systems

Reiser and Vemag have designed a variety of cheese shredding and portioning systems for all types of applications and production requirements.
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GEA Procomac offers wet PAA-based aseptic filling technology

GEA Procomac offers wet PAA-based aseptic filling technology with ECOSpin for high speed lines
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Use metrics to measure sustainability efforts

Measuring sustainability practices involves many variables. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for all operations. Metrics take differences into consideration.
Consumers continue to demand tasty and nutritious products that are produced in an environmentally responsible way. As a result, retailers and foodservice companies have heightened interest in the sustainability of their suppliers, and environmental organizations have ratcheted up their sustainability assessments of industries and businesses.
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Evergreen Packaging launches the EQ-70 gable top

Evergreen Packaging Equipment launched the EQ-70 gable top packaging machine designed for the dairy, juice and liquid food markets.
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New Addition to Delkor Capstone Series: The Delkor Capstone L1-500

The Delkor Capstone L1-500 is the latest addition to Delkor’s family of closure solutions. This closer incorporates a low cost corrugated base tray to provide carton support, coupled with a graphic paperboard carton lid to seal in and protect the product
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Take a holistic view of blow-molding

Dairy processors should look at more than the equipment itself. Suppliers can provide guidance on package design, testing, marketing and continuous improvement.
A U.S. dairy processor that had been blow-molding containers for drinkable yogurts decided to source them from a custom molder. But the drinks proved to be so popular, that the supply chain was stressed. The processor returned to in-house blow-molding of the 7-ounce and 32-ounce containers.
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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.


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Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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