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.”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Next year’s plan continues this year’s themes: serve milk at breakfast and drink chocolate milk after working out.
December 11, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.