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2014 June

PepsiCo’s million-dollar bet on yogurt; Plus, plant safety and brand packaging basics.

Feeling its oats

PepsiCo’s million-dollar bet on yogurt

A joint venture with European yogurt giant Theo Mueller Group leads to first-year sales of $100 million in the United States.

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.


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Alouette Cheese adds 4 spicy flavors to its spreadable cheese line

Spreadable cheese maker Alouette Cheese, New Holland, Pa., adds four new flavors to its product line: smoky jalapeño, flame-roasted red peppers, buffalo Cheddar and wasabi Cheddar.


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Moose Tracks creator Denali Flavors introduces new ice cream bars and sandwiches

Wayland, Mich.-based Denali Flavors, creator of Moose Tracks flavor of ice cream, enters the novelty category with new ice cream bars and sandwiches.


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Nestlé introduces ganache cones in its Skinny Cow line

Oakland, Calif.-based Nestlé introduced ganache cones in its Skinny Cow line. The cones come in chocolate mousse and chocolate mint flavors.


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Mikawaya adds 5 new flavors to its mochi product line

Mikawaya, the Vernon, Calif.-based ice cream processor, added two popular flavors and three authentic Asian flavors to its mochi product line.


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Klondike introduces ice cream bars in candy-style flavors

Klondike, a Unilever brand, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., introduced Kandy Bars, an ice cream bar with its signature thick, chocolate shell in candy-style flavors.


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Vegetable juice sales squash fruit juices

The vegetable juice/cocktail segment’s dollar and unit sales rise above the rest, while cranberry and orange juice sales struggle. Meanwhile, blended juices are all the rage.


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Milk flavoring

Zero-calorie milk flavoring line launches from S&D Beverage

S&D Beverage Innovations creates a new zero-calorie milk flavoring line called MilkSplash in five flavors.
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Dunkin' Donuts releases at-home dairy coffee creamers

Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass., partnered with WhiteWave Foods, Broomfield, Colo., to introduce at-home Dunkin’ Donuts coffee creamers.


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Cottage Cheese

Hood introduces new garden-inspired cottage cheese flavors

Hood adds two new flavored cottage cheeses to its product line.
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Greek yogurt

Chobani adds new Greek yogurt products for occasions “beyond breakfast”

Chobani expands its product line with innovative products for new usage occasions.


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Live long and prosper with probiotics

Prebiotic and probiotic ingredients have the potential to improve quality and length of life.

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.


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Top dairy executives headline Wisconsin dairy event

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.


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Hiland, Umpqua take top honors at Quality Chekd event

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.


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U.S. lags in dairy consumption

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.


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Opinion

National Dairy Month is a time to reflect on the successes of the dairy industry

Milk is a marvel. It’s an inexpensive source of high-quality protein and an extremely versatile ingredient.

It’s nutritious, inexpensive, readily available and versatile. National Dairy Month is the time to reinforce to consumers the vitality of milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy foods.


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Neither this nor that

The "no" choir sings a song of more transparency in labeling

Absence claims drive the food industry nuts. Marketers would rather talk about what's in the food, not what's left out.

Consumers want to know what’s in the milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream you make. If there is an ingredient or process they don’t like, they’ll let you know. Loudly.


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Dairies need to be ready for retail-ready packages

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.


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Driving U.S. dairy exports in the right direction

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.


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Green cheese

California cheesemaker Joseph Gallo Farms honored for sustainable dairy processing practices

An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.

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.


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Add protein to breakfast foods with dairy

Hop on the breakfast bandwagon and help consumers start their day with sufficient protein. Foods and beverages containing dairy deliver energy, promote heart health and aid in weight management.


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Ingredion publishes new fact sheet about Non-GMO ingredients

Ingredion has published a new fact sheet entitled “Non-GMO Ingredients — Move to the forefront of the non-GMO trend with Ingredion.”


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Ingredients

Nutrilac FastRipe opens door to huge savings for cheese producers

Arla Food Ingredients’ Nutrilac FastRipe can reduce ripening times and save money for cheesemakers.
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Cultures and enzymes can increase yields

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.


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Shelf appeal

Say good-bye to boring milk cartons. Follow these ideas for better package design

With FDA-mandated label changes likely, now is the time to re-evaluate the message your brand packaging is sending 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.


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Fortress Technology introduces new FM software for Fortress metal detectors

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.


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Meyer's Klean-In-Place II Rotary Airlock Feeder valve is ideal for dairy

The USDA approved Meyer Klean-In-Place II Rotary Airlock Feeder is a special purpose valve suited for dairy and other food applications.


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Mettler Toledo's Certus XR X-ray inspection system

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.


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Schneider Packaging introduces new horizontal case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. introduced its horizontal case packer (HCP) for sleeves of cups and lids, including the new environmentally friendly Styrofoam replacement cups.


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Ross launches new line of cylindrical ribbon blenders

Ross introduced a new line of Model 42C cylindrical ribbon blenders designed to mix dry powders, wet granulations and paste-like materials with densities up to 100 pounds/cubic feet.


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Westfalia upgrades its conveyor line and announces new conveyor solution

Westfalia Technologies Inc. announced a series of enhancements to its conveyor product line and a soon-to-be-released new conveyor solution.


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Oystar USA introduces Hassia THM cup packaging system

Oystar USA introduced the Oystar Hassia THM cup packaging system for the form-fill-seal of cups in a variety of shapes and configurations.


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HRS launches scraped surface heat exchanger, HRS-Rotex

HRS launched a new scraped surface heat exchanger called the HRS-Rotex.


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Liqui-Box adds entry level filling system for the Asian beverage, juice markets

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.


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Mocon develops new instrument for oxygen transmission rate testing

Mocon Inc. developed a new instrument which redefines oxygen transmission rate testing for all types of barrier materials.


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GF Piping expands its Fuseal corrosive waste piping system sizes

GF Piping Systems has expanded its Fuseal polypropylene corrosive waste piping system size range to include 1-1/2 inch to 18 inch for both pipe and fittings.


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Eagle Packaging introduces all-in-one packging system for ship-ready trays

Eagle Packaging Machinery introduced all-in-one case or tray forming and packing solutions for retail and ship-ready trays.


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DuPont Nutrition & Health introduces BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria

DuPont Nutrition & Health introduced the BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria.


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Sanitary floors and doors for dairy plants

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.


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Win the war against listeria

Arm your staff with information. Teach them what listeria is, where to look for it and how to eliminate it in your dairy plant.


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Dairies are more dangerous than other plants

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.


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Equipment

Parker Hannifin introduces new line of Zero Nitrogen Generators

Parker Hannifin’s new line of Zero Nitrogen Generators offers a range of flows and purities with an increased ultra-high purity.
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Packaging equipment

A-B-C’s new 206 case packer has quick changeover

A-B-C’s introduces 206 case packer with quick and repeatable changeover.
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Supplier news

News from GNT, 3M and other dairy suppliers

GNT gets FDA approval of its Spirulina Color Petition; 3M and Dow receive Edison awards.
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People moves

New hires, promotions at Fristam Pumps, Harpak-ULMA Packaging and more

Fristam Pumps, Harpak-ULMA Packaging, Blommer Chocolate and more dairy suppliers have new hires and promotion news.
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Acquisitions

James Finlay buys coffee extract supplier Autocrat

James Finlay International Inc. purchases Autocrat in a move that will help grow its tea extracts business in the United States.
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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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