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Dairy Delivers® for Spice Manufacturers

May 30, 2019

IDFA continues to demonstrate that the dairy industry has a powerful economic impact – $628 billion in total – on the American economy. Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like spice and extract manufacturing?

Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American spice and extract producers in a number of ways. More than 850 spice manufacturing jobs depend on the dairy industry or dairy industry employees. This includes more than 670 manufacturing jobs that are producing spices and extracts for flavoring of dairy products, like ice cream, yogurt and eggnog. These jobs are the result of purchases directly paid for by dairy companies.

About 180 additional jobs in the spice and extract manufacturing industry result from dairy employees and supplier employees purchasing spices and their extracts at local stores, restaurants, farmers markets and food co-ops. 

All told, the dairy industry creates $69.3 million in wages and more than $480.9 million in economic impact for American spice and extract manufacturers.

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IDFA is sharing these deep dives into the data of Dairy Delivers®, its economic impact tool, to demonstrate dairy’s economic power and its ripple effect on other American industries.

Members with questions may contact Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, at

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