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Dairy Food Processing

Dairy Food ProcessingNew York State is #1 in the production of yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese and is also #4 in total cheese production. Throughout the past five years, there has been tremendous growth in the numbers of companies coming to New York State to manufacture dairy products as a result of the high quality milk supply, proximity to markets and state-level and extension support that is given to the dairy manufacturing industry.

Dairy Food Manufacturing also employs well over 8,000 people in New York State. Additionally, for every job created by dairy food manufacturers, an additional 5.6 jobs are created indirectly (i.e. through vendors, contractors, et cetra). With the growth and projected growth in dairy foods manufacturing, developing a workforce is essential to sustainability. The Dairy Foods Processing Specialists works with regulatory agencies, workforce development agencies and suppliers to educate a future workforce for the dairy foods manufacturing industry.

Additionally, the Dairy Foods Processing Specialists works with start-up companies to understand market dynamics and upscale products to begin manufacturing their product in New York State. 






Relevant Events

Food Safety Modernization Act Seminar

July 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training

August 1 - August 3, 2017

Most Recent Dairy Food Processing Content

Harvest NY Team Members are Delivering Dairy Processing Training

Last Modified: June 9, 2016
Harvest NY Team Members are Delivering Dairy Processing Training

Harvest NY team members are helping to coordinate and deliver training in Basic Dairy Science and Sanitation, Food Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food, The Science of Yogurt and Fermented Dairy Products, Advanced Fluid Milk Processing, and Vat Pasteurization.

Training Programs for Dairy Food Manufacturers

Last Modified: March 23, 2016
Training Programs for Dairy Food Manufacturers

The Cornell Dairy Food Certification program is meant to improve knowledge for the workforce through various short courses. This training program combines the dairy foods expertise of Cornell, regulatory agencies and industry vendors.

NY Loves Food Industry

Last Modified: March 8, 2015
NY Loves Food Industry

New York Loves Food Industry is a resource that showcases New York's major food processors, academic and research institutions and supplier resources. With these maps, it is obvious that New York State is a great place for your food business.




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Upcoming Events

Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour (Eastern NY)

June 29, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hudson Falls, NY

You asked for more New York craft brewery networking opportunities and Harvest NY listened! We're excited to launch our inaugural New York Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tours, which will follow the life-cycle of a pint of locally brewed beer. Visit fields of malting barley right before harvest, witness craft malt houses in action, see hop bines reaching for the sky, and savor the local flavors brewed by our friendly farm breweries. Come prepared to learn about each integral member of the New York craft brewery supply chain, as well as network with new friends. Bus tour will visit Argyle Craft Malt and Hops, Dry Town Hops, and R.S. Taylor and Sons Brewery.
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Food Safety Modernization Act Seminar

July 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Harvest New York is offering a 4 hour Preventive Controls for Human Food Overview course. This 4 hour seminar is not a substitute for the material presented during the 2.5 day course, but it serves as an overview of the requirements and can be used to gain awareness of the regulation requirements; as food safety team member training; or as a refresher to enhance understanding. Small- to medium-sized businesses are specifically encouraged to attend.
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FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training

August 1 - August 3, 2017

During this 2.5 day Preventive Controls for Human Food - Qualified Individual course participants will learn principles of food safety; how to develop a written hazard analysis; when and how to develop the appropriate preventive controls; fundamentals of good manufacturing practices; monitoring, corrective action, verification and validation; and how to develop a recall plan. Successful completion of this course will result in the participant being given a certificate and qualify them as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.
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Announcements

Industrial Hemp: From Seed to Market

New York is one of many states that has adopted an Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program, as permitted by the 2014 Farm Bill. In an effort to provide an understanding of the industrial hemp market, as it stands today, Harvest NY compiled information from both primary and secondary sources of information. The contents within our whitepaper, which focus on the crop from seed to market, is heavily summarized, with links included to more in-depth reference data. The NYS Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is being administered by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Reference to their guidance document can be found HERE.

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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