U.S. Dairy in Action

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Updates from our global offices, covering news and insights from around the world. We invite you to check back frequently to stay current on what's happening with U.S Dairy. Also stay connected through LinkedIn at the Think USAdairy page and share your U.S. Dairy sightings. 

Booth visitors talk to USDEC staff at trade show in Tokyo

U.S. Sustainably-Produced Dairy Featured at Japanese Trade Show

May 18, 2018 | Japan

USDEC highlighted the commitment of U.S. dairy farmers to their cows and the land, providing a sustainably-produced milk supply that results in a high quality selection of U.S. dairy ingredients.   

Hiroshi Furuyama (left) and Itsuki Tomiyama (right) in the USDEC booth at the International Food Ingredients and Additives (IFIA) trade show in Tokyo. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Speakers on stage discussing the value of U.S. dairy proteins

U.S. Dairy Innovation Seminar in Tokyo

May 17, 2018 | Japan

The 150 participants from health and wellness-focused food and beverage companies in Japan learned how U.S. Dairy proteins offer value in products targeting mainstream fitness-conscious consumers, including seniors. Last week's U.S. Dairy Innovation Seminar also featured how proteins from U.S. milk conveniently fit into everyday Japanese foods. 

Presenters included Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, (seated left) and Japanese culinary expert Ms. Kanami Egami, Vice President and Food Consultant of Egami Cooking School (seated right). 
Booth visitors sample smoothies with high quality dairy protein

Sampling Protein Smoothies at IFIA in Tokyo

May 16, 2018 | Japan

Visitors are sampling U.S. whey protein yogurt smoothies and learning how U.S. dairy proteins can conveniently fit into everyday foods to support lean muscle for women without bulking up from USDEC's booth at the International Food Ingredients and Additives (IFIA) trade show.

Meeting with customers at USDEC's booth

U.S. Dairy Represented at the ifia 2018 Show in Tokyo

May 16 - 18, 2018 | Japan

American sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci and USDEC's Jeff McNeill meeting with customers about the benefits of U.S. dairy proteins across the life stages. The USDEC booth is part of the International Food Ingredients and Additives (ifia) trade show May 16-18 in Tokyo.

Reporter sitting down for an interview with Leslie Bonci

Media Interviews on Dairy Protein Benefits

May 16, 2018 | Japan

Sports nutrition expert Leslie Bonci conducted multiple Japanese media interviews sharing the importance of quality proteins like U.S. whey proteins for fit and active lifestyles. 

Customers stop by the dairy pavillion

U.S. Dairy Ingredients at Food Ingredients Vietnam 2018

May 16, 2018 | Vietnam

The U.S. Dairy Pavilion (Stand # E-15) at Fi Vientam is showcasing a range of U.S. dairy ingredients that provide the nutrition, functionality and flavor necessary for Vietnamese food & beverage manufacturers to bring innovative products to market. The four U.S. suppliers participating are DairiConcepts, Organic Valley, James Farrell & Co. and Stiefer Agribusiness Asia.

Participants listening to the ingredients presentations

U.S. Dairy Ingredients Innovation Seminar

May 15, 2018 | Vietnam

At the U.S. Dairy Innovation Seminar in Vietnam, 80 participating food industry professionals learned the nutritional benefits, functional advantages of using U.S. dairy ingredients to deliver on Vietnamese market trends.

Chinese guests pose for a picture

Chinese Reverse Trade Mission in Idaho

May 11, 2018 | Idaho, USA

Special thanks to the reverse trade mission participants from China for taking the time experience the quality and varieties of U.S. cheese produced in the United States. The group stops for a photo break in Idaho at Agropur. 

Left photo tasting cheese at Glanbia. Right photo farm visit.

Touring U.S. cheeses and an Idaho farm

May 11, 2018 | Idaho, USA

Our Chinese cheese processors reverse trade mission gets a flavor of the high quality U.S. cheese from Glanbia's Innovation Center and then visits TLK dairy to see calf raising and precision feeding in action. 

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC Hands-On

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC Hands-On

May 11, 2018Singapore

Some fantastic innovative baked goods using U.S. permeate were created by the regional product developers participating in the recent USDEC workshop at the Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC), Singapore Polytechnic. Speical thanks to participating U.S. suppliers: from Agropur - David Mharakurwa and Olwyn O'Dwyer-Duggan, Proliant - Gabriel Sevilla and Lactalis - Bruno Ledoux.

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC

May 10, 2018Singapore

Workshop on Baking Innovation with U.S. Permeate held at the Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC), Singapore Polytechnic. Led by USDEC SEA Technical Director - Food Applications Martin Teo, more than a dozen regional food developers experienced the functional, nutritional and sensory benefits of U.S. permeate.

China RTM at Hilmar

China RTM at Hilmar

May 9, 2018California

The USDEC reverse trade mission from China spent three days in California, touring Hilmar and conducting in-depth meetings with seven other US suppliers before heading to Idaho to meet more suppliers and visit a farm. Six representatives from Chinese cheese manufacturers learned about the in-depth U.S. cheese supply portfolio, cheese innovation, and state of the art manufacturing before heading to Idaho.

U.S. Artisan Cheeses at Cochran Mission from Columbia

May 9, 2018 | Miami, USA

Chef John Esser presenting the fine artisan U.S. cheese varieties and pairing ideas to the five Fellows and USDA FAS Agricultural Specialist on a Cochran mission from Colombia as part of their Discover American Cuisine and Media Tour. The May 9th USDEC-sponsored stop at Florida International University in Miami was part of the two-week tour. 

Jakarta Seminar

Jakarta Seminar

May 5, 2018Jakarta

The benefits and opportunities of U.S. dairy protein in improving the health and nutrition status of the Indonesian population was shared at the U.S. Dairy Health & Nutrition Seminar on May 5th.

The seminar was organized by Jasmine Nutrition Foundation (Yayasan Gizi Yasmin) in collaboration with USDEC and Indonesian Nutritionists Association (PERSAGI DKI Jakarta Province).

Seniors exercising

Exercising for Kinkatsu Project

April 27, 2018 | Japan

Dr. Shuichi Machida works with participants to explain how the Kinkatsu project is designed to develop muscle strengthening habits that include exercise and protein intake, including U.S. whey proteins. Seniors participating are interested in these techniques for staying active as they grow older. 

Presenters at the Kinkatsu orientation

Kinkatsu Orientation Kickoff

April 27, 2018 | Japan

Orientation for Kinkatsu - a Japanese term developed to mean "muscle building activity" - educated community participants on reducing locomotive syndrome risk to seniors using nutrition with U.S. whey protein and exercise. 

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Shuichi Machida, Juntendo University; Dr. Kyoko Honda, Registered Dietitian; Ms. Sanae Sudo, Associate Director, Naka Sports Center, Yokohama Sports Association; Mr. Keisuke Fujita, Naka Sports Center, Yokohama Sports Association 
 The USDEC Japan Kinkatsu partnership with Yokohama Sports Association is 6 months long starting in June.
Day 4 of FHA Show

Day 4 of FHA Show

April 27, 2018Singapore

Four busy days for the U.S. Dairy pavilion at Food & Hotel Asia FHA 2018 in Singapore.

FHA 2018 Logo

Show Magazine Coverage

April 26, 2018Singapore

Vikki Nicholson-West and Chef Jill Sandique featured in the Food & Hotel Asia day 3 show guide discussing how American cheesemakers are crafting U.S. cheese innovations full of bold flavors and textures to complement regional dishes.

Chefs featuring U.S. Cheeses

Chefs Feature U.S. Cheese at Food & Hotel Asia 2018

April 26, 2018 Singapore

Delectable culinary creations by Chefs Jill Sandique and Vindex Tengker featuring U.S. cheese entice Food & Hotel Asia participants in Singapore this week.

U.S. cheese display featured at Food & Hotel Asia.

USDEC Cheese Reception During Food & Hotel Asia 2018

April 25, 2018Singapore

Chefs, importers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators receive a special tour from cheese expert, Mark Todd, of 30 different varieties of U.S. cheese at five pairing stations. The special reception in Singapore during Food & Hotel Asia 2018 was sponsored by Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, California Milk Advisory Board and USDEC Southeast Asia.

Vikki Nicholson-West

Media (Asia Pacific Food Industry) – Asia Cheese Exports from the U.S. On an Upward Trend

April 23, 2018Singapore

Vikki Nicholson-West highlights how the wide variety of great tasting and unique U.S. cheese is a perfect fit for the influential Singapore market at Food & Hotel Asia 2018. These quality cheeses can stand alone or excel as an ingredient in innovative cuisines.

U.S. Specialty Cheese Platter

Press Release: Discover U.S. Cheeses Starring in Southeast Asia Culinary Events

April 17, 2018

April is teeming with examples that showcase how the 600+ types of U.S. cheeses can be used to delight consumers in Southeast Asia. As the Official Dairy Partner of the World Gourmet Summit, USDEC offers opportunities to see and taste the show-stopping cheeses made in the USA through various award ceremonies and receptions. The activities continue with the 2018 Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) show, April 24–27. The USDEC booth (#7B4-06 and #7A4-01) within the U.S. Dairy Pavilion highlights 10 different U.S. cheese representatives and additional chef demonstrations throughout the show.

U.S. Cheeses at WGS Brunch

U.S. Cheeses at Discovery Brunch

April 8, 2018 | Singapore

An impressive display of U.S. cheese delighted taste buds of the chefs, gourmet distributors and importers attending the World Gourmet Summit Discovery Brunch in Singapore.

This reception showcased a dozen cheeses from 8 companies in 4 states. This is truly a small sample of the more than 600 varieties of cheeses made in the United States. U.S. specialty cheese production dates back centuries with the early American settlers and it is currently the fastest growing segment of the American cheese market.

WSG Award Winner Kirk Westaway

World Gourmet Summit Award Winners

April 2, 2018 Singapore

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the World Gourmet Summit's (WGS) Awards of Excellence in Singapore. USDEC sponsored three categories and Dalilah Ghazalay awarded the trophies to:  

  • USDEC Chef's Choice Award: Kirk Westaway of JAAN (pictured)
  • USDEC Gourmet Retailer of the Year: Winner-The Cellar Door
  • USDEC Gourmet Distributor of the Year: Winner-Culina at Dempsey Hill

WGS month-long activities lead up to USDEC's exhibiting at the 2018 Food & Hotel Asia show, April 24-27 so be sure to come out and learn more about our innovative U.S. Cheese.

Guests enjoying U.S. cheeses at opening ceremonies

Official Dairy Sponsor of the World Gourmet Summit

April 2018 Singapore

USDEC is the official Dairy Partner of the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore. Widely regarded as Asia's foremost gastronomic event, this highly anticipated food and wine festival epitomizes the cuisine, wine and dining elements of gastronomy. Guest Chef Vindex Tengker featured the varieties and craftsmanship of U.S. cheeses during the opening Awards of Excellence reception. 

U.S. Dairy Featured in Central America Trade Mission

February 27 - March 2, 2018 | Guatemala

Under Secretary McKinney from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, greeted USDEC staff, Terri Rexroat and Rodrigo Fernandez, in Guatemala. USDEC participated in a trade mission on Feb. 26-March 2 to feature the quality U.S. cheese and dairy ingredients available to companies in the Central America Northern Triangle of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

U.S. cheese display at Gulfood 2018

U.S. Cheeses at Gulfood 2018

February 20, 2018 Dubai, UAE

Impressive display of U.S. cheese at Gulfood 2018. With more than 600 varieties of high quality cheeses, the U.S. can fulfill customers’ evolving product and business needs.

USDEC CEO Tom Vilsack speaking at Gulfood 2018.

USDEC CEO Tom Vilsack at Gulfood 2018

February 19, 2018Dubai, UAE

USDEC's CEO Tom Vilsack speaking in the Taste of the USA Pavilion at Gulfood 2018. The strong show presence highlights how the U.S. dairy industry continues to ramp up investments and deliver an expanded range of dairy products which fulfill customers’ evolving product and business needs.

USDEC Gulfood 2018 Pavilion

U.S. Dairy Export Council at Gulfood 2018

February 17, 2018 Dubai, UAE

The global food and beverage industry is not standing still, and neither is the U.S. dairy industry – ask one of the 23 exhibiting U.S. dairy suppliers at Gulfood 2018.