Dairy Foods Columnists

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Functional fiber has a role in weight control

Many factors — dietary and otherwise — affect body weight. How does functional fiber fit in?

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7 alternatives to HT/ST pasteurization

The high temperature/short time pasteurization process has been a reliable workhorse in dairies for years. But there are alternative technologies that treat raw milk without heat. Some are in use in other countries.

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Concentrated milk proteins: Add these dairy ingredients to your tool box

Concentrated milk proteins contribute valuable minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus to formulations without increasing sugars. These versatile ingredients can be used as emulsifiers, flavoring agents, humectants, texturizers and more.

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Dairy processors, I'll see you there!

The growth of social media, webinars and streaming of live events has expanded the definition of “there.” So wherever “there” is for you, we’ll be there.

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Be resolute in your resolution to be a better dairy processor

Do your best today and even better tomorrow and you should have a great year.

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Give some credit to nutrient trading

Nutrient trading allows a regulated entity to purchase credits from another source who can achieve nutrient reductions in a more cost-effective manner.

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How to achieve the best ice cream texture

By choosing the right texturizing ingredients and handling them strategically, ice cream makers can craft an ice cream that performs properly and avoid the chemical-sounding additives consumers shun.

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The secret to great processed cheese is knowing what to measure

By harnessing the knowledge gained by measuring intact casein and bound calcium, a cheesemaker can better determine the texture and performance of the end product.

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Fortifying foods with vitamins, minerals

Fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals has reduced the percentage of children with inadequate intakes of many micronutrients. Yet there is a fear that children are getting excessive amounts of certain nutrients.

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New standards to evaluate equipment

A new General Requirements Standard provides benchmark hygienic design criteria to help meet the requirements and objectives of GFSI auditing schemes and regulatory programs under FSMA.

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Image Galleries

Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  


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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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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Our annual supplier spotlights issue; A look inside Anderson Erickson Dairy; plus our detection systems Q&A

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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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