The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Foods magazine have announced a total of 21 finalists for the third annual IDFA Innovations Awards to be presented at the International Dairy Show this September in Chicago.
According to IDFA, each finalist represents significant achievements in performance, 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.
"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.”
The 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: 3D TRASAR
HP Hood LLC
Product: HP Hood Sacramento, Calif., partnership with CleanWorld