Dairy Processor News

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Golden State Foods/KanPak U.S. buys New York aseptic factory

KanPak U.S. produces a variety of dairy-based products such as smoothies, ice cream, milk shake base, packaged milk, coffees, creamers, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages

Golden State Foods ' KanPak U.S. division bought  Emmi's aseptic plant in Penn Yan, N.Y.

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In the news

Dairy news roundup: Velvet Ice Cream, Smith Bros. Farms, DFA

The United States Championship Cheese Contest has added six yogurt classes to its 2015 competition.

News about Velvet ice Cream, Dairy Farmers of America, Smith Bros. Farms and the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

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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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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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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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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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