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InterBev joins International Dairy Show, Process Expo in 2015

InterBev, last held in 2012 has split into two shows: InterBev Process and InterBev Beverage.
March 19, 2014

InterBev Process is co-locating in Chicago with the International Dairy Show and Process Expo. The International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C., organizes the dairy show and the Food Processing Suppliers Association, McLean, Va., runs Process Expo. 


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Butter then cheese

Record 2,600 entries flood the World Championship Cheese Contest

“Fifty cheese and butter experts from around the world will come together to evaluate the entries and choose the 2014 World Champion,” says the contest manager.
February 28, 2014

Entries in the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest have reached a new record, growing 5% to 2,615 entries from 22 nations around the world, according to Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Madison, Wis., host of the competition. Cheese and butter entries continue to arrive for the judging competition set for March 18 and 19 in Madison.


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Tradeshows

International Dairy Show receives Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award

February 7, 2014
The 2013 International Dairy Show receives the Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award and shares updates for 2015.
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Trade shows

Information Resources 2014 Summit comes to Florida in March

January 31, 2014
IRI’s three-day Summit will focus hot button growth issues of marketing, marketing research, brand management, category management, merchandising and advertising professionals.
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Food trends

Spicy and minty are trending at the Fancy Food Show

Trendspotters discovering new flavors and products.
January 21, 2014

A panel of trendspotters selected by the show organizer named chocolate teas, seaweed chips, and truffle ketchup as representative of a larger trend towards "thoughtful indulgence." The Specialty Food Association says sriracha (a fiery Thai chili sauce) was one of the biggest flavor trends. It is used in snacks, chocolates and jams.
 


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Safety first

Seminar series on best practices in food safety starts in Phoenix in February

Workshops will be offered to three separate dairy audiences including dairy plants, controlling supply food safety risks, and artisan/farmstead cheesemakers.
January 14, 2014

The Innovation Center for US Dairy provides the dairy industry with food safety training through a series of workshops in 2014. These full day workshops focus on best practices for in-plant pathogen control.


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Research and technology

Highlights and insights from the 15th Annual Dairy Ingredients Symposium

Industry experts and scientific researchers covered topics ranging from emerging dairy markets and future global consumption trends to innovative methods for better quality control and production of new lines of dairy ingredients.
November 22, 2013

The Symposium organizersaid “over the years we have received tremendous feedback from attendees about the value of this Dairy Ingredients Symposium to help manufacturers and end-users." Dairy ingredient researchers, manufacturers, end-users and related groups will meet in February 2014 for for the 16th Dairy Ingredients Symposium.


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Dairy producers

'Revitalizing fluid milk requires commitment to innovation,' says dairy producer

Nearly 1,000 producer and industry representatives attended the 2013 National Dairy Promotion and Research Board/National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association joint annual meeting in Phoenix this month.
November 22, 2013

Neil Hoff, a Texas dairy producer and UDIA Chairman, explained how the checkoff is working to turn around the decades-long decline in fluid milk sales. “At the direction of producer leaders, checkoff staff has met with nearly 200 executives from 50 companies that include fluid milk processors, dairy cooperatives, retailers and suppliers to identify the underlying factors to stabilize and grow fluid milk sales,” Hoff said. “Innovation is critical to fluid milk’s survival.”


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Show and tell

International Dairy Show, Process Expo report record attendance; companies, students honored at dairy show

IDFA bestows 6 innovations awards at the International Dairy Show in Chicago. Teams from 11 schools compete in Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest.
November 13, 2013

The total combined registration of 19,155 at the co-located Process Expo and International Dairy Show was a record, the show organizers said on Wednesday. 


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Bel of the ball

Bel Brands team talks about winning Plant of the Year at the International Dairy Show on Nov. 5

They will discuss the steps they took to achieve FSSC 22000 certification at their plant in Little Chute, Wis.
October 21, 2013

Three executives from Bel Brands USA will talk about the company's cheese plant in Wisconsin during the International Dairy Show in Chicago. Dairy Foods named that facility the 2013 Plant of the Year.


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EVENTS

Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Advancing Greater Traceability: The Crucial Next Steps to Meet the Needs of FSMA and Dairy Buyers

7/25/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand The final industry-developed voluntary enhanced traceability guidelines will be released in the coming weeks. These guidelines have been designed to proactively meet pending traceability requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as address more comprehensive traceability needs from dairy buyers. Is your company prepared to address FSMA, meet buyer needs and start incorporating these guidelines into your business model?

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Extended Shelf Life (ESL) by Means of Clarification

2/5/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand A new method of double bacterial removal allows dairies to extend the shelf life of milk to more than 30 days without sacrificing quality or nutritional content. The process, known as GEA Westfalia Separator prolong, eliminates ...

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Process concepts for the production of ESL products

2/5/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand This session is to review the heating technologies available and the different levels of process design standards downstream of the heat treatment required to establish and maintain an extended shelf life product.

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ESL Filling Technology - The right solution for Dairy PET and HDPE bottle filling

2/5/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand GEA Procomac has introduced a more sustainable and user friendly solution for PET ESL bottle filling; namely the advanced Aseptic Blow Fill (ABF) technology that enables sterilization of the preforms instead of sterilization of the fully blown bottles. This process...

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 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. 

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Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo - Live Webinar Sessions

On-Demand: The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.

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