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University of California studies health-boosting compounds in cow's milk

The researchers are identifying molecules that interact with beneficial bacteria in the infant gut to ease digestion, prevent inflammation and even fight cancer.

After decoding breast milk’s important health-promoting constituents, a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, is now doing the same for cow’s milk, with potential benefits both for human health and the U.S. dairy industry.

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2 Wisconsin dairy processors expand facilities

Agropur Inc., a the Canadian dairy processor with U.S. operations, said in November it is investing more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wis., facility to increase its Feta cheese production capacity.

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Chobani’s ‘incubator’ focuses on natural, affordable foods

Greek yogurt processor Chobani announced in November plans to open the Chobani Food Incubator, a program to invest in and cultivate emerging food entrepreneurs.

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The dairy industry must get through to consumers

The public looks at more than nutrition when making food choices. It considers sustainability and the environment. And health advice increasingly comes from those who aren’t doctors. Technology and networking help the dairy industry disseminate information.

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The corner office

Changing of the guard at AMPI, Darigold

Ed Welch has resigned as president and CEO of AMPI. Jim Wegner plans to step down from Darigold on Jan. 1, 2016.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. announced today its president and CEO Ed Welch, resigned for personal reasons. Jim Wegner said he will retire in 2016 as President and CEO of the Northwest Dairy Association.

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Dannon is Dairy Foods' 2014 Processor of the Year

In its nearly 75-year history, The Dannon Co. has identified niches like digestive health and weight management and then developed yogurt-based solutions. Its stated mission, to bring health through food, starts with its employees and fans out across North America.

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Frozen assets

Unilever buys American gelato maker Talenti

The deal gives Talenti access to Unilever's extensive distribution network.

The multinational food giant Unilever has purchased Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, according to a Talenti press release issued today. 

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The personnel file

Dairy processing news and notes from Sargento, LaLa, California Dairies Inc. and others

David Leonhardi of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was elected chairman of the board of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association

G.S. Gelato & Desserts is expanding its production capabilities and is building a 25,000-square-foot warehouse. Sargento Foods Inc. hired Jeremy Behler as Vice President of Strategic Analysis.

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A taste of competition

SDSU wins team title, UTenn student takes individual honors in Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Stephanie Brooks and Liz Reid placed first in the All Products category, which compiles scores in all products evaluated.

In the 93nd Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, South Dakota State University won for the eighth consecutive time. Stephanie Brooks, representing the University of Tennessee, took individual honors. 

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Swiss Valley Farms to invest $21 million in Iowa cheese plant

The investment will be used for equipment and to make new cheese types, such as Maasdam, Havarti and Muenster.

Swiss Valley Farms, the dairy cooperative based in Davenport, Iowa, said today it will invest $20.6 million to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in the northeast Iowa town of Luana. 

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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.


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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Product Inspection Fundamentals for the Dairy Industry

On Demand Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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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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