TRU Aseptics, Beloit, Wis., said it successfully passed its state of Wisconsin dairy inspection and was approved as a Grade “A” dairy manufacturer and interstate milk shipper. The Wisconsin Dairy Inspection program follows rigorous Wisconsin requirements and complies with FDA guidelines. The dairy accreditations ensure the safety of milk and allow interstate commerce.
TRU Aseptics said it is a pure-play fluid aseptic processor and contract manufacturer of low-acid products that will now include Grade “A” dairy: 2% milk, skim, whole milk and half & half. TRU can receive and process raw, pasteurized and standardized milk in tankers and totes.
In anticipation of dairy production, TRU Aseptics said it invested in state-of the-art equipment, including an SPX Flow APV/Gaulin aseptic homogenizer. The new aseptic homogenizer delivers the latest technologies for dairy applications. Its variable speeds and robust functionality will provide processing options for both dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives. Homogenization is critical for stabilization, as well as overall consistency and quality of dairy products.
"We are pleased to have passed the state of Wisconsin dairy inspection and plan to begin production of low-acid dairy products this month,” said James Hurley, CEO of TRU Aseptics. “We found that there were significant unmet needs in the marketplace for dairy-based aseptic products, and the acquisition of a dairy license was the next logical step to fill these needs for our clients.”
TRU Aseptic’s Beloit location is in the Upper Midwest Zone 30 of the Federal Milk Marketing Order. The proximity to many Midwest dairies and centralized location will offer many advantages to customers, the company said, including extensive dairy sourcing options.