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2014 March

The cheese issue: A look inside Central Valley Cheese.

Consumer trends guide cheesemakers

By Marty Pullin
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 Flavored and specialty cheeses help drive cheese sales as consumers are eating more cheese than ever. Cheese processors tap into convenient-snacking and portion-control trends. 


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A look inside California's Central Valley Cheese

By Jim Carper
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 California’s Central Valley Cheese keeps busy by making a wide range of cheeses and cultured dairy products that appeal to Mediterranean, Hispanic, Indian and South Asian consumers. 


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Yogurt

New dairy products: Tarté Asian Yogurt

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Tarté Asian Yogurt is a new less sweet style alternative to Greek yogurt.
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Globule warming

Why ice cream melts

By understanding melting characteristics, ice cream manufacturers can create products with the mouthfeel of full-fat products but without the calories.
By Richard Hartel and Maya Warren
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 By understanding why ice creams melt at different rates, dairy processors can create ice cream products, regardless of fat content, with particular melt and sensory properties. 


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Milk

Kellogg’s launches new on-the-go milk shake breakfast drinks

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High protein and convenience is the focus for Kellogg’s new To-Go breakfast milk shakes.
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Milk

Organic Valley adds lactose-free whole milk and half & half to line

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New lactose-free whole milk and half & half were introduced to Organic Valley’s line of lactose-free options.
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Milk

Top O' The Morn Farms introduces peanut butter chocolate 'Monkey Milk'

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Top O' The Morn Farms releases a new reduced-fat peanut butter chocolate flavored milk.
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Milk

Shamrock Farms’ Rockin Refuel adds new Lean Builder high-protein milk

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Rockin' Refuel by Shamrock Farms expanded its line to include the new Lean Builder high-protein milk in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
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New products

Unilever's Breyers brand enters the gelato category

The company has four flavors packaged in clear 28.5-ounce tubs.
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Unilever's Breyers brand is rolling out four flavors under the name Breyers Gelato Indulgences. To show off the gelato, sauce and toppings, Breyers packages the product in a clear 28.5-ounce tub. 


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Greek yogurt

Tillamook launches new farmstyle Greek yogurt

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Tillamook introduces new farmstyle Greek yogurt in eight flavors and two sizes.
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Frozen Dessert

A new high-protein frozen dessert released from Naturally Smart

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Naturally Smart creates a new high-protein frozen dessert that contains all-natural ingredients.
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Sales of energy drinks are not so energetic

By April Miller
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Sales for nonaseptic energy drinks are up, but many energy and sport drink companies’ sales struggle to get going.


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Goat cheese

Woolwich Dairy introduces a new healthier goat cheese at the Fancy Food Show

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Woolwich Dairy adds a new healthier Fresh Chèvre goat cheese line, debuting at the winter Fancy Food Show.
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Dairy exports set a record and other dairy industry news

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Dairy exports in 2013 set a record. U.S. dairy exporters shipped record levels of milk powder, cheese, whey products, lactose and fluid milk, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.


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San Joaquin Valley Concentrates’ fruit and vegetable colors can create the most stable anthocyanin colors

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 San Joaquin Valley Concentrates’ (SJVC) fruit and vegetable colors allow the company to create the most stable anthocyanin colors available. 


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The cheese industry gathers in Wisconsin for the International Cheese Technology Expo

The International Cheese Technology Expo, Apr. 22 to 24 in Milwaukee, brings cheese manufacturers and suppliers together for seminars, exhibits and a gold medal auction.
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The 2014 International Cheese Technology Exposition (ICTE) will bring together cheese manufacturers and suppliers from the United States and around the world. 


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Acquisitions

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Oakhurst Dairy of Maine

Three generations of the Bennett family have run the independent dairy since the 1920s.
By Jim Carper
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Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Oakhurst Dairy, a family owned dairy processor in Portland, Maine. 


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Inside Cornell's new creamery

By April Miller
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 University’s new creamery in Stocking Hall teaches students more than dairy processing. They learn engineering, environmentalism and food service here, too. 


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The Middle East needs U.S. dairy products

By Tom Suber
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 A growing population, the rise of a middle class and demand for innovative and healthy dairy foods contribute to a rise in U.S. dairy exports to the Middle East and North Africa at exporting.  


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All aboard the traceability train

By Susan Larson
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 Companies representing 25% of domestic fluid milk production already have committed to voluntary traceability guidelines. The Innovation Center for Dairy Research aims to have an 80% adoption rate across by September. 


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Tradeshows

International Dairy Show receives Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award

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The 2013 International Dairy Show receives the Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award and shares updates for 2015.
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International relations

Russia says ‘nyet’ to Chobani’s yogurt

Greek yogurt destined for U.S. Olympic athletes never makes it to Sochi.
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More than 5,000 cups of Chobani Greek yogurt that were intended for Team USA athletes competing in Sochi, Russia, ended up instead in food banks in New York and New Jersey.


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Hubba, hubba

The Devil or Angel approach to advertising milk – sex or wholesomeness

MilkPEP shaves its milk mustache, fairlife goes sexy and Umpqua stays wholesome.
By Jim Carper
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A milk processor channels pin-up models in its ad campaign for a high-protein milk. Meanwhile, the national marketing group MilkPEP has stopped asking “got milk?” in favor of a new campaign that touts the beverage’s protein content.


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Dairy industry honors its leaders

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The 2014 Dairy Forum honored the leaders who have built the International Dairy Foods Association into a strong voice for processors of milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy foods. IDFA held its annual event in late January in Palm Desert, Calif.


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Milk marketing

MilkPEP envisions a new life for milk

MilkPEP's new integrated marketing campaign, called "Milk Life," makes milk the hero and protein the superpower.
By Julia Kadison
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Editor's note: the Milk Processor Education Program yesterday announced it is undertaking a new integrated marketing campaign called Milk Life. The campaign will focus on the nutrition in milk, especially its protein content. In this exclusive report, MilkPEP Interim CEO Julie Kadison explains the decision.


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DSM has natural-source and nature-identical carotenoids

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DSM has a broad range of natural-source and nature-identical carotenoids and technical expertise.


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life’sOMEGA 60 from DSM is a vegetarian oil with DHA and EPA

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 life’s OMEGA 60 from DSM is a vegetarian oil with high levels of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids to support heart health. 


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Ingredion's Weightain satiety system reduces calories

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The Weightain satiety system from Ingredion is a proprietary whole-grain-based weight management system that has been clinically proven to suppress hunger longer.


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Chr. Hansen introduces alternative to annatto

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 Chr. Hansen has introduced a strong alternative to annatto. By replacing annatto with the beta-carotene based WhiteWhey colors, cheese producers will experience an 85-95% reduction in color transfer to the whey, resulting in a production process that is simpler, faster and cheaper.  


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FMC Health and Nutrition strengthens its natural colors offering

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 FMC Health and Nutrition significantly strengthened its natural colors offering with the 2012 acquisition of Phytone Ltd.’s unique color technology and its 2011 acquisition of Chilean-based South Pole Biogroup. 


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BASF offers nature-identical carotenoids in water-dispersible powders

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 BASF offers a wide range of nature-identical carotenoids in water-dispersible powders for beverages and oils for foods. 


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Sethness Caramel Color can be used in a variety of dairy applications

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 Used in a variety of dairy applications, Sethness Caramel Color is available in a wide range of strengths and hues to achieve food colors from light yellows to deep browns. 


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Sensient Colors adds new Natural Brown color

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Sensient Colors LLC has announced the addition of Natural Brown, a new color platform that provides rich brown alternatives to caramel and certified colors. 


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DDW recently acquires Dupont Danisco food coloring product line from Danisco USA

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 DDW recently acquired the Dupont Danisco food coloring product line from Danisco USA Inc., a part of DuPont Nutrition & Health since 2011. 


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Wild Flavors GmbH’s line of natural colors offers replacements for FD&C colors

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 Wild Flavors GmbH’s line of natural colors offers replacements for FD&C colors currently used in many food and beverage applications. 


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Naturex has developed natural red colors for yogurt and ice cream

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 Naturex has developed strong expertise in natural red colors for yogurt and ice cream applications. 


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Dairy powers healthy innovations

By Greg Miller and Erin Quann
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Turn to science to unlock the power of dairy’s nutrition and health benefits. Then create messages to teach consumers that dairy is a source of high-quality protein and other nutrients.


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GNT produces consumer-friendly fruit and vegetable-based colors

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 GNT produces consumer-friendly fruit- and vegetable-based colors. Consumers want to easily recognize all the ingredients they read on a food package. 


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The java script

Developing RTD tea and coffee

Ready-to-drink coffee and tea products create value and convenience as a cheaper and quicker alternative to stopping at a coffee or tea chain.
By Kimberly Decker
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Dairy processors have the processing equipment and the retail relationships so it makes sense to capitalize on the popularity of ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages. Here’s what you need to know about developing these RTD drinks.


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Flavor and technology trends in fruit ingredients for dairy

By Karen Giles-Smith MS, RD
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Flavor and technology trends in fruit ingredients can boost the taste and healthfulness of dairy foods.


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T.D. Sawvel’s 107B-HD and 107B-M inline blenders

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T.D. Sawvel’s 107B-HD and 107B-M inline blenders offer high-temperature seal assemblies and mix shaft support bearing on the discharge end.
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The stainless steel first in – first out accumulation table from Dairy Conveyor

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 The stainless steel first in – first out accumulation table from Dairy Conveyor Corp.’s DCC Automation division is designed specifically for the most demanding of food processing and dairy applications. 


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Abbott's Linx 5900 range of printers

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 The Linx 5900 range of printers has been designed by Abbott Co. to provide maximum flexibility and consistently reliable coding onto all nonporous and porous substrates.  


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Osgood UltraClean fillers help extend shelf life refrigerated dairy

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 Osgood UltraClean fillers integrate a hygienic low-profile base and advanced sanitizing technology to extend the shelf life of refrigerated dairy and other food products, and keep pace with USDA, 3-A SSI and FDA-design standards, regulations and safety. 


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GEA PHE Systems' NT Series heat-transfer plate

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 The NT Series from GEA PHE Systems is its most advanced sanitary heat-transfer plate. 


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Sleeve Seal designs and manufactures shrink labeling equipment

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 Sleeve Seal designs and manufactures shrink labeling equipment for the food, beverage and dairy industries. 


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Parker Hannifin introduces compressed air microbial detection device

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 The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin Corp.  introduced a compressed air microbial detection device that allows users to quickly test for microbial contamination in compressed air that comes into contact with food and food contact surfaces. 


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The Burkert control head optimized for the automation of pneumatic hygienic process valves

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 The Burkert Type 8681 control head from Burkert Fluid Systems has been optimized for the automation of pneumatic hygienic process valves. 


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Litre Service reconditions, repairs equipment in dairy industry

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 Litre Service Inc. reconditions, repairs, and re-chromes equipment used in the food processing and dairy industry.  


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AGC's HTST/Plate Heat Exchanger

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 AGC has a fixed footprint automatic hydraulic open-close frame, Model AR51-D, which allows processors to install a new HTST/Plate Heat Exchanger unit and select a frame size large enough for any future increased flow. 


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Definox's PMO mix proof valve

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The PMO mix proof valve designed by Definox complies with 3A standards in accordance with dairy sanitary requirements.
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Sidel's RightWeight PET bottle

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 The 0.5 liter PET bottle for still water from Sidel called RightWeight can result in significantly less weight while maintaining or increasing bottle performance. 


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Equipment

Gamajet's EZ-8 tank cleaning machine is reducing tank downtime in plants

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Gamajet’s E-Z8 automated tank cleaning machine is designed to quickly clean difficult-to-clean residues in large process tanks, reducing downtime.
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Premier Tech Chronos' BFW series openmouth bagging machine ideally adapted to milk powder

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 The patent-pending BFW series open-mouth bagging machine from Premier Tech Chronos is ideally adapted to milk powder and derivatives. 


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Warehousing for American Key Food Products’ food ingredient offerings now AIB-certified

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 All warehousing for American Key Food Products’ food ingredient offerings has moved to AIB-certified public warehouses in the United States. 


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Sealed Air releases new IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex Bag-in-Box

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 Sealed Air released its new IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex Bag-in-Box offering. 


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Siemens magnetic flow meter receive Pasteurized Milk Ordinance certification

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 The Sitrans FM MAG 1100F (magnetic flow meter) from Siemens has received the Food & Drug Administration’s Pasteurized Milk Ordinance certification. 


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GEA Refrigeration Technologies offers two systems for chilling or freezing of packaged foods

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 GEA Refrigeration Technologies offers two systems for chilling or freezing of packaged foods that enable efficient cooling down to required temperatures of food in cartons, shrink film or plastic packages.  


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Ross' Ribbon blenders for rapid dust-free blending of powders

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 Ribbon blenders for rapid dust-free blending of powders, granules, pellets and other bulk solids are manufactured by Ross. 


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Admix introduces the Rotosolver II, an energy-saving high-shear mixer

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 Admix introduces the next generation Rotosolver II, an energy-saving high-shear mixer. 


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The Sanitary Rotary Batch Mixer from Munson Machinery gently blends dry dairy ingredients

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 The Sanitary Rotary Batch Mixer, model 700-TH-40-SS, from Munson Machinery gently blends dry dairy ingredients and other bulk food and beverage products in ratios to one part per million in minutes, evacuates the batch, and sanitizes rapidly with no tools.  


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GNT produces consumer-friendly fruit and vegetable-based colors

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 GNT produces consumer-friendly fruit- and vegetable-based colors. Consumers want to easily recognize all the ingredients they read on a food package. 


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SPX's APV Cavitator offers benefits for heating liquids without scale build-up

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The APV Cavitator is a modular process technology within SPX’s family of mixing and dispersing equipment.


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Dry blending and powder mixing equipment from Ampco Pumps

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 Dry blending and powder mixing equipment from Ampco Pumps was designed to increase processing efficiency for many applications.  


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Lee Industries’ stainless steel agitated tanks and blenders

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 Lee Industries’ stainless steel agitated tanks, blenders and hemispherical-bottom kettles meet all industry mixing requirements.  


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Koss offers ribbon blenders with sanitary pneumatic door

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 Koss Industrial provides custom heavy-duty stainless equipment that is designed and built to sanitary standards, from R&D, to the lab, to the line. 


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Fristam’s Powder Mixer provides high-performance blending of wet and dry ingredients

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Fristam’s Powder Mixer provides quick, high-performance blending of wet and dry ingredients into a fluid stream.


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HV-Emulsifier from Quadro Engineering

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The HV-Emulsifier from Quadro Engineering gives food and beverage processors new ways to minimize oxidation. 


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New containers for dairy foods, beverages

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 Containers offer convenience, sustainability 


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Off-the-shelf ideas to extend shelf life

By Jayne Randolph
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A thorough regimen of inspecting, sampling and testing in your milk plant can be an effective means of achieving a longer shelf life for the dairy products you process.


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Packaging

Dean’s, Land O Lakes introduces new innovative packaging for cottage cheese, sour cream

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A new curved bottom container is the focus of a packaging redesign for Dean Foods and Land O Lakes cultured products.
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Supplier News

Gum Technology, M.G. Newell name new presidents

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ProSpect Analytical Technology hires two NIR technology professionals; Nu-Tek Food Science, Schneider Packaging Equipment and other suppliers to the dairy industry announce new hires and promotions.
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Dairy supplier news from Sensient Colors, Biocatalysts and more

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 The international food conglomerate Unilever, its supplier of vanilla Symriseand the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit formed a partnership to improve the livelihoods of 4,000 vanilla farmers in the Sava region of Madagascar. 


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Dairy supplier news

New opportunities for margarine manufacturers in Asia

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Palsgaard announces that the company is installing a margarine pilot plant at its facilities in Singapore.
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Oklahoma school wins $5,000 in milk carton contest

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Students at an Oklahoma elementary school built a model of the space shuttle with more than 41,000 empty gable-top milk cartons.


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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!

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