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2014 April

A look inside Agropur; Plus we profile two cultured dairy companies.

Agropur USA invests in ESL products

The U.S. division of the Canadian cooperative is a major contract manufacturer of ultra-high temperature pasteurized dairy and nondairy beverages. The Minnesota-based dairy is growing its own brand, too.

The dairy industry thrives on tradition. Independent dairies have built long-term relationships with consumers that are passed from generation to generation. Family-owned regional dairies rely on these loyalties.


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Natural cheese products still winning against processed

Refrigerated grated, crumbled and shredded cheeses are still winners for the natural cheese category, while imitation cheese loaf and shreds show promise in the processed cheese category.

Convenience is the key. Shred it, grate it, crumble it. Consumers like their cheese ready-to-go, whether it’s natural or processed, though natural is still winning the game. 


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Formulating for millennials and baby boomers

But they look at food through different lenses. Millennials are all about knowing the origin of foods and eating all-natural foods. Boomers want to prevent illness and seek foods that keep them healthy and active into retirement.

In terms of influence in the market, baby boomers and millennials are running the show. To which generation should the dairy industry cater? The best answer may be: both. Here’s why.


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Klondike Cheese mines the Greek yogurt vein

The award-winning cheesemaker built a cultured dairy production facility to meet the demand for Greek yogurt from food processors and private-label accounts.

A Wisconsin cheesemaker built a Greek yogurt production facility to meet private-label demand for the popular cultured dairy food.


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Origin Food Group focuses on healthy cultured dairy

Origin Food Group makes smoothies, drinkable yogurts and bulk yogurt. The North Carolina dairy processor offers a range of services to contract manufacturing customers.

 Origin Food Group is focused on manufacturing value-added dairy products for private-label and contract manufacturing accounts. The dairy processor also makes its own branded cultured dairy foods and beverages. 


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Working with cocoa in ice cream

To formulate a quality product, you must understand the properties and attributes of cocoa and chocolate. Then you can achieve the desired flavor, body, texture and color.

 Chocolate is second only to vanilla as the most popular ice cream flavor in the United States. Therefore, it is a major component of the product portfolios of most ice cream companies, representing on average of 8% to 10% of the volume of a typical portfolio.  


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The sweetest things

Dannon commits to reducing sugar, fat in yogurt by 2016

The yogurt maker also pledges improvement in ‘nutrient density’ and to invest in nutrition education.
The Dannon Co. announced a four-part commitment to improve the nutrient density of its products; reduce total sugars and fat, and invest in nutrition education and research focused on healthy eating habits.

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Gazing into the dairy industry's crystal ball

The FDA’s new label changes, two conferences in a week and a trip through a milk plant have me thinking about the future of the dairy industry.

In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out for comment its suggestions to redo the Nutrition Facts label on food packages.


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Natural and alternative sweeteners for dairy foods

Health advocates have been whacking the sugar piñata. Consumers say they are cutting back, but sales receipts tell a different story. Dairy processors seek sweetening systems that allow for flavor but reduce the calorie count.

Dairy processors are in the “customer-is-always-right” business. But lately, knowing just what the customer is right about can test the faculties of even the keenest student of consumer behavior.


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Food safety

FSMA Timetable Reset: Court Orders & Re-Writes

Use this 3-year enforcement timeline when planning for employee training and compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

"Are we there yet?” Many senior plant and dairy corporate leaders are wondering when the journey will end regarding full implementation of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act.


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Dairy brands focus on clean labels with new packaging

Daisy Brand and Hudsonville Ice Cream design easy-to-read packages that signal a clean label or the absence of gluten.

Although Greek yogurt and natural cheeses are the stars of the dairy case (as measured by sales figures, at least), it is dowdy cottage cheese that is getting the packaging makeover.


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EPA’s next big measurement program

 EPA’s next big measurement program uses energy performance indicators in a program created by Duke University. Soon you will be able to compare your plant to the overall dairy industry’s performance. EPA will recognize the top 25% of participating dairy plants with its Energy Star Certification. 


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Fluid motion

How to choose the right pumps and valves

Efficiency in a dairy plant is greatly improved with the proper selection of pumps and valves. We asked experts to talk about the importance of automation, flexibility, avoiding production loss and reducing energy costs.

Dairy Foods invited leading suppliers of pumps and valves to talk about new innovations, cost cutting and best practices in dairy processing facilities. Here’s what they had to say about selecting the best pumps and valves in our virtual roundtable.


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Multimedia

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Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, Texas

Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, has no shortage of ideas. Every year it considers roughly 300 new flavor concepts. Through a rigorous evaluation process, the company whittles those ideas down to five or six. It is serious about finding flavors that resonate with consumers and translating those flavors into ice cream.

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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