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The nimble cheesemakers at Westby Cooperative Creamery can make a dozen different conventional and organic products a day. They process cheeses, yogurts and other cultured dairy foods for private-label accounts, plus Westby’s own award-winning cottage cheese brand.
The frozen pudding and mousse segment’s sales and units rise, despite the sales struggles of the overall frozen dessert category.
Evolve introduces Evolve Greek Kefir, the first-ever spoonable Greek kefir.
The marketing group’s new campaign touts protein and makes comparative claims against other foods and beverages, including eggs, orange juice and cream cheese.
Lou Gentine, Chairman and CEO of Sargento Foods Inc., announced Monday that he will retire as Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year and that the Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Louie Gentine to CEO.
Nearly all consumers buy private-label products when grocery shopping, according to a study of 6,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information, Louisville, Colo. Of the categories studied, dairy products were the most frequently purchased private-label grocery item. Snacks ranked second and cereal and cleaning supplies tied for third.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet.
Ganeden Biotech provides safe, superior probiotic ingredients to the functional food and beverage markets.
The International Dairy Show comes to Chicago in November at McCormick Place, co-locating with Process Expo.
WS Packaging Group introduced a new lineup of label application equipment. Included were the Lightning 50 and Lighting 100 label applicators, Primara 750 print-and-apply label applicators, Spectra custom application systems, and Herma label applicators.
The Meyer Klean-In-Place II Rotary Airlock Feeder is a special purpose valve suited for dairy applications.
Sartorius Industrial released its new Dymond series of X-ray systems. The new series, designed specifically for the food industry is comprised of three new modules, the 40, 120 and S, as well as the existing Dymond 80.
The HC-M-WD-MDi is an OCS checkweigher with integrated metal detector. This all-in-one system offers high accurate dynamic weighing and metal detection.
The new I-Series checkweigher from Yamato features precise load cell technology. Speeds can reach up to 480 products per minute with accuracies of +/-0. Setting a recipe is simple via a user-friendly touchscreen and auto setting algorithm.
The Mettler Toledo Safeline PowerPhasePRO SS model features triple frequency sensitivity for optimal metal detection and one-pass auto setup capability.
Loma’s X-weigh inspects for foreign contaminants while simultaneously weighing products in one compact system.
Lock Inspection’s Insight C5 Waferthin metal detector is compact, and ideal for free-fall production lines with minimal space.
Ishida DACS-G checkweighers provide two weight ranges for accurate verification of package weight or content count.
Fortress’ Stealth metal detector is an evolutionary design that offers full backwards compatibility for existing Fortress systems.
Eriez will be unveiling its new metal detector at the Pack Expo show in Las Vegas this month. The new Xtreme metal detector meets high standards and is a good value, according to the company.
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s long-life, heavy-duty washdown metal detector exceeds traditional IP69K ratings (the international standard for high pressure, high temperature washdown).
It all depends upon your point of view. But one thing is for sure: every dairy plant will be required to have a “qualified individual” who is responsible for
the facility’s FSMA program.
At a butter plant in Wisconsin, a robot stacks 50-pound boxes of butter in a repetitive pattern to ensure that every pallet is stacked efficiently.
Tear strips, seals and tamper-evident designs secure food packaging. These options discourage tampering, counterfeiting and contamination.
Polypack, Inc. introduces a new intermittent motion tray loader-former that runs at speeds of up to 20 trays per minute.
Henry England "Doc" Randolph of Birmingham died July 29, 2013 after a courageous and resilient battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Mr. Randolph was born on May 21, 1935, and grew up on a farm in Sparta, Tenn.
A new end-of-line piece of equipment developed by Delkor Systems shaves off as much as 30% of the time required for cultured dairy products to cool between packaging and shipping