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International Dairy Show to Feature Sustainability, Plant Operations

Aug 06, 2010

Contact: Jeannette Roeder
(202) 220-3562

Dallas Convention Center, September 13-15

(Washington, D.C.-August 6, 2010) Attendees at the International Dairy Show will have access to industry leaders and reliable data that can help them to develop and implement sustainability strategies; reduce costs through water, energy and waste management; and learn about innovative processing and packaging projects that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will take place September 13-15 at the Dallas Convention Center.

"Carbon footprints, energy solutions and transportation innovations will be among the hot topics discussed throughout the Dairy Show in Dallas," said Clay Detlefsen, IDFA vice president for regulatory affairs. "Sustainability has become the business model for every successful dairy business."

The educational sessions on sustainability and plant operations will include:

Monday, September 13

"Getting Practical Today About Sustainability"
This mini-course will provide attendees with a step-by-step plan to evaluate their operations and establish a benchmark on usage of resources. Presentations on methods being employed today to improve resource utilization will emphasize items that can generate immediate and maximum return for minimum investment. Putting sustainability plans into effect in dairy processing facility will reduce shrink, improve asset utilization, reduce energy utilization, improve efficiencies and reduce cost per unit.

Tuesday, September 14

"Reusable Plastic Crates: Driving Sustainability in the Dairy Supply Chain"
By design, reusable case and pallet systems offer dairy foods companies a sustainable, cost-effective method to ship, handle and store materials across the production process. Attendees will learn how to develop and implement the right reusable packaging program for their operation and how to quantify the environmental and economic benefits.

"Fluid Milk: Reducing Carbon Footprint and Generating Business Value"
The U.S. dairy industry's commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions brings with it the potential for significant cost savings through increased efficiency. Attendees will learn how their organizations might benefit from groundbreaking processing and packaging projects currently underway that will help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut costs by reducing in-plant energy usage and make informed decisions.

Wednesday, September 15

"Capturing the Green While Traveling from Farm to Plant"
Is there a better way to move dairy products and ingredients across the supply chain? Attendees will hear how several dairy companies are dramatically improving sustainability and increasing profitability by re-engineering their transportation processes.

"Cleaning and Sanitizing Systems: Improving Plant Sustainability"
From plant design to monitoring, the cleaning and sanitizing of process equipment offers significant opportunities for decreasing a plant's impact on the environment and increasing cost savings. Attendees will join panelists for a look at how to design and monitor production systems for maximum impact.

Visit iDairyShow Presentation Area on Show Floor

Additional presentations on sustainability and plant operations will be available in the iDairyShow on-floor presentation area. Industry experts on sustainable systems, technology, packaging and practices will offer a variety of talks and demonstrations featuring water-quality criteria, nutrient-removal requirements for dairy, total plant assessment, energy recycling, hidden transportation costs, sustainable dairy engineering, liquid food and beverage recycling, best practices for saving energy, aseptic principles and practices, treating whey permeate from cheese production and more.

The International Dairy Show will feature the newest innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients and services for the dairy foods industry. Educational sessions will offer solutions that span the entire manufacturing process, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibits displaying everything dairy companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

For additional information on sessions, speakers and demonstrations, visit, or contact Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show manager, at

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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 representing a $110-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 220 dairy processing members run more than 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.

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