A European yogurt maker saw potential in the United States and a U.S. food and beverage company wanted to be in the dairy business. When Theo Müller hitched itself to PepsiCo’s distribution juggernaut, the Muller Quaker Dairy brand became an overnight sensation.
Someday, science may show that particular prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic ingredients help prevent certain age-related disorders and lengthen lives. Although the anti-aging effects of pre- and probiotics are plausible, supporting science is scant and inconclusive to date. However, scientists have developed several hypotheses about how aging may alter the intestinal microbiome and how certain pre- and probiotics may help prevent or reverse these changes.
Michael Haddad (CEO, Schreiber Foods), Dave Fuhrmann (CEO, Foremost Farms USA), Dermot Carey (Senior VP, Darigold Inc.), Bruce Pronschinske (Director, Kwik Trip) and Keith Gomes (COO, Dairy Farmers of America) are among the confirmed speakers at the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association’s 2014 Dairy Symposium.
Hiland Dairy Foods Co., Springfield, Mo., was honored by Quality Chekd for excellence in marketing, while a sister company in Fort Smith, Ark., was cited for production. Umpqua Dairy Products Co., Roseburg, Ore., received Quality Chekd honors for plant performance.
Mealtimes and eating habits vary throughout the world, but dietary guidance for dairy food consumption is pretty much the same. Americans tend to fall short of recommended guidelines, while the French comply, according to the American Society for Nutrition.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, described the changing face of the North American dairy industry in its report, “Dairy Industry — A Market Assessment” (September 2013). Consumers were, and still are, attracted to new products, flavors and packaging to match their on-the-go lifestyles. Retailers, naturally, pass those demands on to their suppliers.
The United States has arrived as a major player in the global dairy market. But if U.S. dairy exporters do not show continuous improvement, and if rules and regulations are not altered, then off-shore dairy and nondairy competitors will chip away at our position.
An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.
May 15, 2014
Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.
Cultures and enzymes have become more specific over the past few years. They help dairy processors increase yield from milk and speed processing time. Cultures and enzymes also prolong the shelf life of foods, a real benefit for consumers.
Ten-hut! In this boot camp in the basics of good brand packaging, you’ll learn to be innovative and forward thinking. With FDA-mandated changes coming, now is the time to re-think your approach to packaging.
Fortress Technology introduced its new FM software for Fortress metal detectors. This software has been developed to be compatible with all previously manufactured detectors and can be field installed on the company’s Phantom and Stealth models.
The Mettler Toledo Safeline Certus XR X-ray inspection system was designed specifically to offer an effective and highly efficient solution for cost-effective production line X-ray inspection of small packaged products.
The Liqui-Box 900 is said to be simple to operate, easy to maintain, ergonomic and safe. The system produces fast and accurate filling, easy-to-use controls and ergonomic 5 gallon filling at up to four bags per minute.
Vitrified tile is an increasingly popular option for dairy flooring, according to Atlas Minerals & Chemicals Inc. Atlas has developed a carbon-filled novolac epoxy-based jointing material for optimal chemical resistance. The company’s new vitrified tile grout is the carbon-filled Atlas VTF Novolac Grout C. It consists of broadcasts of carbon filler and carbon fine with the power grouting technique common to vitrified tile installations. It has chemical resistance, particularly at elevated temperatures, and color stability.
Issues like fall hazards and unguarded machinery are all violations dairy plants have been cited for in the last five years. We discuss how such events can be avoided and why worker safety should be top-of-mind.