The dairy industry cast its votes online. When all was said and done, the Buffalo, N.Y.-based maker of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen novelties beat out 12 other dairy processors to take this year’s title.
August 5, 2019
On behalf of the Perry's Ice Cream team, thank you to Dairy Foods for honoring us with 2019's "Plant of the Year" award. This honor is only possible due to the amazing people that work in our plant, along with the loyalty of our customers.
The pending change to nutrition labeling regulations requiring the declaration of "added sugars" (AS) in the Nutrition Facts panel is likely to make AS content the subject of competitive market positioning. The pending increase in ice cream serving size from 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup (which increases AS by >30% per serving) further complicates AS management.
Turkey Hill, a high point overlooking the Susquehanna River, is a local landmark in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is also the name of one of the most successful ice cream, frozen novelty and iced tea companies in the United States
We have often noted the importance of various phenomena, including the agglomerated fat matrix and the size of ice crystals and air bubbles, to the sensory appeal and structural properties of ice cream. Key to managing these phenomena is a complex set of highly variable (sometimes unknown) functionalities.
Today's ice cream eaters want it all. In a crowded and competitive freezer aisle, some consumers look for brands that distinguish themselves with innovative new flavors. Some want fewer calories and cleaner labels.
Large signs touting "Toft's 'One Quality'" and "Ohio's Oldest Dairy" greet visitors to Toft Dairy's 74,500-square-foot dairy plant/headquarters facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Those two messages amply describe the family-owned company's heritage.
Each innovative modification of ice cream mix processing must consider what is to be modified and the influence (+/-) on multiple-unit operations (i.e., assembly of amount/type of ingredients, creation of a uniform mix, pasteurization, homogenization, mix aging). Each operation has its own set of influences (+/-) on the chemistry and physics of any given mix going forward into other downstream processes.
Consumers' love affair with ice cream is global in scope. In fact, the global ice cream market size was valued at US$54.80 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% between 2018 and 2025, according to a January 2018 report from San Francisco-based Grand View Research.