Welcome to your one source for suppliers of ingredients, equipment, packaging and services. In this issue you also will find updates from several of the leading purchasing groups (starting on page 12), the most current listing of associations  and FISA’s distributor list.

But the bulk of this special edition comprises more than 550 companies that provide products and services to assist in your business. When you go online (buyersguide.dairyfoods.com), you will find even more information about these companies.

A short version of Dairy Foods’ editorial mission is this: “Be accessible and available everywhere to meet the information needs of dairy professionals.” For example, this issue was printed and sent to 17,050 subscribers then converted into a digital edition and distributed to another 3,500 subscribers. We also send every issue to our LinkedIn group (over 22,000 members) and to our newsletter list (over 17,000 subscribers). We also post the content on dairyfoods.com (35,000 monthly unique visitors).

This year we’ve expanded our offerings by providing a Broadcasting LIVE internet product for dairy professionals around the world. In January we partnered with the International Dairy Foods Association to video stream select sessions from its annual Dairy Forum. Last month we did the same from our 27th Membrane Technology Forum. While nothing can replace attending in-person events, Broadcasting LIVE is another access channel for you. These events and other Dairy Foods webinars can be viewed at webinars.dairyfoods.com.

 Stay tuned for more and improved platforms for us to get together. Thanks for stopping by.