Proliant Dairy Ingredients has built a growing international business focused exclusively on whey permeate - an ingredient that turns what was once considered dairy waste into a global treasure exported to more than 30 countries.
In a board meeting room dominated by a framed oil painting of his great grandfather, Errico Auricchio tells the story about his audacious entrepreneurial dream. In 1979, he left Italy with his wife and young children to craft specialty cheeses with the same artisan methods his family had used for 100 years.
Milk Specialties Global (MSG) does more than sell dairy ingredients to customers in 40 countries. With a vision focusing on what's next, the fast-growing company works with its international customers to grow their businesses with innovative uses of high-protein dairy.
Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport, Iowa, is the 2016 Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year. The award goes to a dairy supplier that exemplifies leadership in advancing U.S. dairy exports, demonstrates commitment to export market development and makes exports an integral part of its overall growth strategy. It is presented by Dairy Foods and sponsored by the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va.
Protocols from The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy give processors a guide for implementing new traceability systems. Processors with long-established traceability procedures can utilize the protocols to see how they measure up.