Last year was a monumental one for the world, and a newsworthy one for Tillamook County Creamery Association, too. The Tillamook, Ore.-based cooperative became a Certified B Corporation, donated $4 million dollars to a COVID-19 relief fund and partnered with the American Farmland Trust to help secure farmland for future generations.
The cooperative’s rigorous quality standards extend to not only its own plant operations, but also its process for auditing suppliers and co-manufacturers.
February 17, 2021
Nestled along the Pacific coast in upper Oregon is the town of Tillamook. It’s the name given to not only the town itself, but also the surrounding bay, the county in which it’s located, the local high school and Tillamook County Creamery Association, a 112-year-old cooperative that calls the area home.
While it is nearly one year away, the mandatory compliance date for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard rule is fast approaching, and it has implications across the dairy supply chain.
The ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and tea segment is decidedly no longer a niche market within the United States. The segment racked up retail sales of almost $7 billion during the 52 weeks ending Aug. 9, 2020, according to data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI.
Up until only recently, milk sales in U.S. retail outlets had been on a decades-long decline. As the coronavirus forced many consumers to work, study and/or eat at home, however, retail milk sales benefited.
The foundation for healthy eating starts early, as research continues to show nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life has far-reaching impacts on children's ability to succeed in both school and life.
The emergence of COVID-19 early this year precipitated immediate and far-ranging changes in all types of workplace learning. When it comes to ensuring food safety in equipment design and operation, COVID-19 did not change the imperative for training, but it accelerated the implementation of digital and virtual learning programs.
A 2015 study by Auburn University found that by consuming 155 milligrams of caffeine, college athletes shaved an average of two strokes off their golf scores. Could a Starbucks Tripleshot help me break 100?
Within the dairy products arena, fruit, nuts and other inclusions are much like the prize in a Cracker Jack box. They add a little fun and excitement, transforming an ordinary offering to an extraordinary one.
Selecting the optimal packaging for their specific products and operating infrastructures can be an onerous endeavor for dairy processors. Companies seeking to maximize product quality, operating efficiencies and revenues must sort through a growing plethora of rigid and flexible options that consist of varying materials and elements.