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2014 January

Smith Brothers Farms is a home delivery specialist; formulating with texture and fiber; getting the most out of inspection systems

Dairy processor Smith Brothers Farms delivers milk to Seattle homes

 Smith Brothers Farms, a family-owned home delivery business in Washington state, had a long list of structural issues to resolve. With those out of the way, the dairy processor can totally focus on milk processing and delighting its customers. 


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Best Cheese introduces a chai-flavored farmstead cheese

 Best Cheese, Purchase, N.Y., an importer of specialty Dutch cheeses, added a chai-flavored farmstead cheese to its Melkbus collection last fall — MelkbusWinter 125. 


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Greek yogurt

Fage introduces new FruYo, Greek yogurt blended with fruit

A new Greek yogurt line FruYo from Fage features fruit blended into the yogurt.
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Greek yogurt

Sprout Baby introduces Smash Smoothies with Greek yogurt

Sprout Baby’s new Smash Smoothies with Greek yogurt are aimed at elementary school- aged children.
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Greek yogurt

New dairy products: Hiland Dairy introduces Greek yogurt line

Hiland Dairy adds a new Greek yogurt line to its product lineup.
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Yogurt

Noosa introduces variety pack of yogurt, plus new flavor

Noosa Yoghurt adds a variety pack to its line, which includes a new lemon flavor.
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Cream Cheese

Kraft’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese introduces new high-protein cream cheese

Kraft Foods’ Philadelphia Cream Cheese emphasizes high-protein benefits with new 2X protein cream cheese.
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Sweet and savory

Kroger rolls out private label finishing butters

There are three savory flavors (roasted garlic and herbs; lemon pepper and lemon garlic and herb) and three sweet flavors (honey; cinnamon brown sugar; and caramel sea salt).

Kroger, Cincinnati, rolled out six SKUs of finishing butters in late October under its Private Selection label. The butter is sold in 3.5-ounce (99-gram) cups. 


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Cheesecake

Eli’s Cheesecake launches Eli’s To-Go single-serve desserts

Eli’s Cheesecake has launched a new line of individual desserts called Eli’s To-Go.
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Safeway's Lucerne brand has a high-protein milk

Lucerne, a dairy brand of grocer Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., introduced Plus Protein Dairy Beverage, which contains 12 grams of protein in an 8-ounce serving (the typical fat-free milk has 9 grams of protein.)


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Study finds health benefits in organic milk

Researchers from Washington State University, Pullman, found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms.


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Many roads lead to sodium reduction in cheese products

Potassium chloride has been explored as a salt replacer. Other approaches include adding flavor enhancers, using fermentates and trying selected starter adjuncts.


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Working with dairy proteins in RTD beverages

Many ready-to-drink beverages containing dairy protein are shelf-stable. The heat treatment (up to 253 degrees) puts dairy proteins to the test. Keep in mind that the heat stability of caseins and whey proteins are very different.


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Sales of frozen yogurt increase 21% while ice cream sales remain flat

Frozen yogurt sales continue to rise above the rest, while ice cream sales stay frozen in place. The frozen novelty and ice pop novelty categories were both down.


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Trends

Nutrition, health, ethnic foods are top trends for the year

The children of baby boomers and a growing population of nonwhite U.S. citizens are leading a charge to more adventurous eating, including a preference for ethnic flavors and foods.

 National demographics influence the dairy industry. Younger consumers are more adventurous in their flavor preferences while baby boomers seek better health through their diet. Note to dairy processors: develop niche products; one size will not fit all. 


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Smith Brothers Farms moves into a new milk processing plant

 A milk processor moved from a 90-year-old operation into a newer facility in Kent, Wash. Smith Brothers Farms made the most of the space, designing process areas for efficiency, safety and future growth. 


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News briefs about people in the dairy industry

News briefs about people in the dairy industry


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DairyUS is the new face of dairy industry's Real Seal campaign

After a nationwide vote, a new cartoon character helping to build awareness of the advantages of real dairy foods has a name: DairyUS.


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Dairy producers

'Revitalizing fluid milk requires commitment to innovation,' says dairy producer

Nearly 1,000 producer and industry representatives attended the 2013 National Dairy Promotion and Research Board/National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association joint annual meeting in Phoenix this month.

Neil Hoff, a Texas dairy producer and UDIA Chairman, explained how the checkoff is working to turn around the decades-long decline in fluid milk sales. “At the direction of producer leaders, checkoff staff has met with nearly 200 executives from 50 companies that include fluid milk processors, dairy cooperatives, retailers and suppliers to identify the underlying factors to stabilize and grow fluid milk sales,” Hoff said. “Innovation is critical to fluid milk’s survival.”


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10 New Year's resolutions for dairy processors

In my building, 10 steps take me to my office on the second floor. The 10 steps below just might take your company to a new level of success this year.


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The texture of dairy foods is as important as flavor, color

 Food scientists describe texture as being able to “make or break” a product’s acceptance by the public. Yet compared to flavor, aroma and color, texture has largely been unsung. That’s beginning to change. 


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Chr. Hansen has 3 new ripening cultures

 Three new DVS full flavor ripening cultures from Chr. Hansen are enabling cheese makers to offer well-defined and consistent flavor, a pleasant texture and an appealing appearance.  


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Anti-caking system from Allied Blending is allergen-free

 The Flow Lite anti-caking system from Allied Blending contains no allergens or taste, produces minimal dusting, and provides excellent flowability for maximum production line speeds.  


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Potato-based starch from Penford is used in cheese

 Penford Food Ingredients added to its line of modified starch systems with the launch of PenTech 8500, a casein replacement ingredient. 


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Ingredion has ingredients for processed, analog cheeses

Ingredion offers a range of cost-effective, highly functional ingredient solutions for processed and analog cheese that enables manufacturers to formulate affordable products without compromising the eating quality.


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Reduce sodium levels with ingredient from Nu-Tek

 A unique product utilizing patented single-crystal processing technology is available from Nu-Tek Food Science. 


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Amerilac carries Sacco starter cultures

 Amerilac offers cultures from Sacco, a common product sold in America. 


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DSM offers cultures for cottage cheese production

 Two new cheese culture ranges for cottage cheese applications are available from DSM Food Specialties. 


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DuPont cheese cultures control post-acidificaiton in white cheeses

DuPont selects single culture strains to control post-acidification across the spectrum of white cheeses, allowing manufacturers to optimize their cost-in-use without compromising on taste.


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Working with dairy proteins in RTD beverages

Many ready-to-drink beverages containing dairy protein are shelf-stable. The heat treatment (up to 253 degrees) puts dairy proteins to the test. Keep in mind that the heat stability of caseins and whey proteins are very different.


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Many roads lead to sodium reduction in cheese products

Potassium chloride has been explored as a salt replacer. Other approaches include adding flavor enhancers, using fermentates and trying selected starter adjuncts.


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Formulating with fiber: watch out for sensitive GI systems

 As the number of foods formulated with inulin continues to increase, the number of people who can’t tolerate this fermentable fiber is also on the rise. What are the potential implications for the dairy industry? 


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Artis Evo from GEA Process Eng. saves space

The Artis Evo from GEA Procomac uses a patent-pending system of layer handling to save space, reduce maintenance cost and maintain high-speed production.


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Roberts Polypro offers a 2-pack HDPE handle for gallon jugs

Roberts PolyPro offers two-pack HDPE handles for gallon milk jugs.


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Rama equipment from Harpak-Ulma handles cups of different sizes

 Harpak-ULMA’s Rama secondary equipment offers the capability of multipack sleeving in a variety of configurations and can accommodate cups with different shapes and sizes. 


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Case sealer from A-B-C Packaging uses tape or adhesive

 A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.’s model 436 case sealer offers both tape and adhesive sealing on one machine. 


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Ixapack pouch automation from Alliedflex is a turnkey solution

 Alliedflex, a provider of global standup pouch and innovative pouch-and-bag packaging machinery systems from global suppliers now includes the Ixapack pouch automation systems machinery program. 


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Oystar A+F SetLine wrap-around packer is multifunctional

 Oystar A+F‘s SetLine wrap-around packer is a multifunctional, versatile end-of-line packaging system that enables a wide variety of packaging solutions for a variety of products. 


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Aurora SS from Axon is a mandrel-stle shrink film applicator

Axon introduced its Aurora SS mandrel-style shrink film applicator. The Aurora SS can apply labels, tamper-evident bands and multipacks at up to 300 BPM with a film layflat width range of 50 millimeters to 200 millimeters.


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Schneider Packaging offers a gable-top cased packer

 The two-pack “convenience case” packing solution for packaging gable top cartons is available from Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. 


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Versatile PDC system is multipacker, shrink-sleeve labeler

The R-300 multipacking system from PDC configures as a multipacker, as a shrink labeler and as a combination multipacker /shrink-labeler for individual products. 


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Polypack's CSS system forms a corrugated sleeve around products

 The CSS system (corrugated shrink and sleeve) from Polypack forms a corrugated sleeve/belt around products, and glues and tucks a single tab. 


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Ultrasonic knife from Quest cuts cheese at the speed of sound

 Quest Industrial’s ultrasonic knife robotic cell cutting process involves a knife vibrating at the speed of sound, producing a nearly frictionless surface to which cheese neither sticks nor deforms.  


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Film from Braskem is used in secondary packaging steps

Braskem expanded its portfolio of high-density polyethylene resins with the launch of the HD7600 family, which is designed especially to meet the needs of the shrink-film segment, such as secondary packaging for unitizing cans and bottles.


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Dyco improves its bagged bottle bundle cart

 Dyco has made improvements to its bagged bottle bundle cart with the new Super Stacker bundle cart.  


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Apex sleever from Douglas packs drinkable yogurts, other beverages

The Apex Sleever from Douglas Machine provides new package options for producers since it improves package integrity for multipacks of bottles and cups.


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Blueprint Automation's Swing machine is versatile

 The Swing machine from Blueprint Automation is a versatile robotic cell that can pack bags and other packages either standing up or laying down, into cases, crates and other secondary containers.  


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Affinity dicer from Urschel has a sanitary design

 The Affinity dicer from Urschel features a USDA Dairy Division-accepted sanitary design with stainless-steel construction including Ra 32 stainless surface finish on all components within the product contact/cutting zone.  


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Admix shear mills and pumps provide high throughputs

 The Boston Shearmill and Boston Shearpump series of sanitary in-line high shear mixers surpass the capabilities of conventional shearpumps by providing very high throughputs at high to extreme shear rates. 


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Page & Pedersen software provides full traceability

 The CheeseCrafter total production and quality control software from Page & Pedersen International provides full traceability and registers every ingredient used, recording key data, including description, SKU (where appropriate), batch number and expiration date. Ingredients are then linked with the specific batch of cheese in which they were used. 


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Alpma USA technology is used for Havarti, brick and Muenster cheeses

 Alpma USA has introduced a new technology for the production of Havarti, brick and Muenster cheeses.  


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Cheese curd outlet mix proof valve from Pentair Sudmo is efficient

 Pentair Südmo’s 365it complete PMO cheese curd outlet mix proof valve offers more safety, greater efficiency and smarter operation in a space-saving design. 


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Genmac machine makes retail cuts of cheese

 The Model 3001EW from General Machinery Inc. (Genmac) was designed to maximize profitability of cutting 40-pound blocks into retail portions. 


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Varicover system from GEA Tuchenhagen recovers product

 GEA Tuchenhagen 3-A Varicover product recovery systems can recover up to 99% of valuable product. The systems are suitable for any application in the dairy and food industry where valuable, viscous products are pushed out of pipes using another medium without intermixing.  


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GEA Westfalia separator is used in cheesemaking

The CSI 500 from GEA Westfalia Separator, an integrated drive separator used to remove bacteria from milk, is used increasingly in cheesemaking operations.


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Using X-ray, metal detectors and other detection systems in dairy processing plants

Detection systems scan for foreign objects in dairy foods and beverages. Suppliers of X-ray detectors, metal detectors and checkweighing equipment talk about making the most of these important systems.


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Coprodev has equipment for 640- and 40-pound blocks of cheese

 When it comes to cutting exact weight cheese at high throughput there is a multitude of design criteria including ease of operation, ease of inspection and able to be cleaned easily. 


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Tap water in Singapore is treated sewage that is safe to drink

Dairy plants in the United States are limited in how they can use reclaimed water. But in Singapore, what comes out of the water tap is treated sewage that is safe to drink. There’s a lesson there for us.


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How to manage the parade of auditors, inspectors in your dairy plant

I love a parade except when it’s a never-ending march through my plant by inspectors from federal or state agencies or auditors sent by customers or third-parties.


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The texture of dairy foods is as important as flavor, color

 Food scientists describe texture as being able to “make or break” a product’s acceptance by the public. Yet compared to flavor, aroma and color, texture has largely been unsung. That’s beginning to change. 


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Acquisitions, honors

Pro Mach acquires Tekkra Systems; Dairy suppliers honored at European Excellence Awards

Tekkra's intermittent and continuous motion-bundling and shrink-wrapping systems deliver packaging automation for dairy, food, beverage and other industries.

Cincinnati-based Pro Mach Inc. acquired the assets of Tekkra Systems. Tate & Lyle received the Beverage Innovation of the Year award  at the Food Ingredients Europe Excellence Awards 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. 


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Multimedia

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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 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

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!

11/18/14 2:00 pm EST

Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

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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2014 September

Joseph Gallo Farms wins honors for its cheeses, sustainability practices; plus we look at what's happening with frozen desserts.

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