[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]

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Cheese, Dairy, Milk, Yogurt

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Cheese, dairy, milk and yogurt processing have long been an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO trade show event and audience and while much has changed since then, the dairy industry’s support of this event has not faltered, delivering thousands of dairy industry professionals in search of new technology that they can fit into their plans for the following year.

PROCESS EXPO ice cream social dairy sectorThe education component of PROCESS EXPO offers attendees insights from food safety experts as well as new ideas you can take home to implement in your plant for immediate returns. The show floor features dairy suppliers who understand the unique needs of dairy processors. From equipment and sanitation solutions to new ingredients and flavors, you’ll find value not only in meeting suppliers and seeing equipment first hand, but also from other food and beverage sectors.

New in 2019—Full Working Live Dairy Production Line!

Back by popular demand, PROCESS EXPO suppliers are working together to run live demonstrations and in 2019 we are adding a complete dairy line, sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America—right on the show floor. These demonstrations will occur several times a day throughout the show. See for yourself how different pieces of equipment can work with connecting components and how you can incorporate these products into your own plants. Speak with the suppliers face-to-face to discuss how they can customize the equipment for your specific needs.

New in 2019—Dairy Processing 101 Course

This year PROCESS EXPO will feature a dairy workshop, Dairy Processing 101. PROCESS EXPO has teamed up with EAS Consulting Group, LLC (EAS), which specializes in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory matters, to offer a comprehensive three-day course that will cover critical industry topics and be offered on Monday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 9, giving attendees the opportunity to visit the PROCESS EXPO show floor.

Attendees will learn an overview of the US dairy industry; understand the impact of dairy farm practices on the quality and composition of raw milk; take home a working knowledge of how raw milk and dairy product prices are established; acquire an appreciation of government requirements for dairy plants including FSMA’S PCHF regulation; gain exposure to milk chemistry and microbiology (including dairy cultures); get an in-depth overview of dairy processing technologies related to milk beverages, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and concentration including membrane processing and drying technology; and get hands-on practical knowledge of dairy laboratory testing systems and capabilities. Registration and pricing information coming in January.

Education Sessions Scheduled at PROCESS EXPO 2019 for the Dairy Industry Sector

Check back in early 2019 for specific sessions relevant to the dairy industry sector. Below are topics that were discussed at previous shows.

  • Upgrading and Replacement of Legacy Designs
  • Total Cost of Ownership (Lifetime Cost and Equipment Upkeep)
  • Milk Pricing

There will also be a full food safety program including an FSMA update and many other valuable sessions. A full schedule will be posted soon.


Read the blog to find articles of interest in the cheese, dairy, milk, and yogurt category as well as other market segments and general show information.

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Some of the categories of exhibitors you’ll find on the show floor include:

  • Agitators
  • Analytical / Laboratory Instruments
  • Analytical Equipment for Processing
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Aseptic Processing Equipment
  • Centrifuges
  • Cheese & Cheese Powders
  • Chillers
  • Dairy / Eggs / Egg Replacers
  • Design / Build Services
  • Evaporators
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fillers / Filling Equipment
  • Flavors
  • Flow Meters / Regulators
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Homogenizers
  • Hoses and Tubing
  • Ingredients / Flavorings / Seasonings
  • Mixing Tanks
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pasteurizer Systems
  • Pest Control
  • Process Controls
  • Process Engineering
  • Pumps
  • Refrigeration
  • Shredders
  • Utilities Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

Leading companies who bring attendees include:

  • Agropur Cooperative
  • Chobani
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Dannon
  • Darigold Inc.
  • Dean Foods Co.
  • Great Lakes Cheese
  • Hilmar Cheese Co.
  • The Dannon Co.
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kroger Co.
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Leprino Foods Co.
  • Nestle USA
  • Saputo Inc.
  • Schreiber Foods
  • Unilever
  • Yoplait USA
  • Sargento Foods Inc.