(Washington, D.C. – August 19, 2015) The search for innovative solutions is often the driving force for dairy leaders who attend the International Dairy Show. In fact, a quarter of the attendees responding to the 2013 post-show survey stated that they expect to realize anywhere between $100,000 to more than $1 million in profits and cost savings directly from a solution they found at the Dairy Show.
What will the best innovative solutions be this year?
IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine have announced the 21 finalists for the third IDFA Innovations Awards. Each of the finalists exemplifies substantial achievements in performance, significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design or considerable cost savings. A team of industry experts and IDFA staff will judge the finalists before the show and select one winner in each of the following categories: Food Safety, Ingredient/Flavoring/Seasoning, Packaging, Processing and Sustainability.
Dairy Show attendees, Dairy Foods readers and others also can vote for their favorite overall innovation in the Attendee Choice Award category. The voting is open now online and will close at noon on September 17 at the show. This winner will represent what the voters believe has been the greatest achievement in price, performance or a significant advancement in a technology, application or innovative design since the 2013 show.
All award winners will be announced at the end of the Dairy Show, which will run September 15-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, award winners will be featured in a future edition of Dairy Foods.
"The Innovations Awards offer a great way to bring attention and acclaim to the new products and services revolutionizing the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. “The Attendee Choice Award is the industry’s way of recognizing and thanking those who make growth in dairy possible.”
Innovations Awards Finalists Include:
Product: Dairy Quality Enhancement Program (QEP)
Product: Eclipse® Dock Shelter
Product: Diverter valve, WYK, CIP version
Prairie Farms Dairy
Product: Prairie Farms PEEPS® Milk
Prairie Farms Dairy
Product: Prairie Farms Chef’s Splendor Milk
Product: Cranberry Apple Noosa Yoghurt
Glanbia Foods Inc.
Product: Blue J Cheese
Product: Noosa Yoghurt
Product: Clarified pint container
Product: MilkoStream™ FT
Caloris Engineering, LLC
Product: Caloris Concentrix™ Compact Falling Film MVR Evaporator
Product: Plant iT Visu-Recorder
Komax Systems, Inc.
Product: Sanitary Static Mixer
Product: Ice cream overrun measurement with the Optimass 7400
Page & Pedersen International, Ltd.
Product: Steinfurth Carbolac
Burkert Fluid Control Systems Product: FLOWave
Product: 3D TRASAR™
HP Hood LLC
Product: HP Hood Sacramento, Calif., partnership with CleanWorld
For more information about the Innovations Awards, visit www.dairyshow.com or contact Cornelison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the International Dairy Show
The International Dairy Show is owned and organized by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), with member companies representing more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. The International Dairy Show’s exhibitors display the newest technologies in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy foods and beverages. Programming will include solutions that cover all aspects of manufacturing – from receiving and blending to processing and packaging to material handling and distribution. For more information about the International Dairy Show visit www.DairyShow.com.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.