California Dairies has broken ground on a 220,000-square-foot milk processing facility in Kern County, California, near Bakersfield. The plant will be built on 30 acres of land and feature ultra-high temperature (UHT) and extended shelf-life (ESL) milk processing. The facility is expected to create approximately 100 new jobs when fully operational in 2023.
Prairie Farms Dairy today announced that Ed Mullins has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President to assume a new role as Senior Executive Officer. With a tenure of over 40 years at Prairie Farms, Mullins will continue to be actively involved in the company's day-to-day operations.
Dairygold, one of Ireland’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operatives, announces the debut of its first branded cheese in the United States called Pastureland. The new line of Irish cheddar cheeses will feature Extra Sharp Irish Cheddar and Aged Creamy Irish Cheddar.
Vermont Creamery, known for its fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and culinary creams, has launched the brand’s first Cultured Sour Cream, using simple ingredients for a rich, luxurious texture and elevated taste experience with three new flavors: Zesty Cilantro Lime, Savory Fire Roasted Onion & Chive, and Crème-Style Classic.
Valio USA is jumping into the alternative yogurt fray with a new line of oat yogurts making their U.S. debut. The yogurts garnered top scores for flavor, texture and aroma versus leading U.S. oat milk yogurt brands in a March 2021 consumer taste test conducted in Northern California by Curion, a consumer products testing firm.
Westby Creamery is bringing back its Hometown Pride Gift Box for the holiday season, available online through Westby's website and shipped direct-to-consumer for $52 with free shipping. The box contains top-selling fan favorite products crafted at the company's plant in Westby, Wisconsin, including:
Saputo has completed the acquisition of the Carolina Aseptic and Carolina Dairy businesses formerly operated by AmeriQual Group Holdings. These businesses, which join Saputo’s Dairy Division (USA) under its USA Sector, are conducted at two facilities in North Carolina and employ approximately 230 people. The purchase price of US$118 million (approximately CDN$149 million), on a cash-free and debt-free basis, was paid in cash at closing.
The results are in for this year’s World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. In all, there were 267 winners, and with its 47 awards, or 18% of total awards, Prairie Farms had more wins than any competing company, including the top honor of Grade A Grand Champion for Regular Small Curd Cottage Cheese.
Good Culture has launched its first-ever lactose-free line and a squeezable, classic sour cream pouch. The new products are made with simple ingredients, including gut-friendly live and active cultures as well as pasture-raised milk sourced from small family farms in the Midwest. These new products can be found in retailers nationwide this summer.