CDI expands export product portfolio with AMF
Building on its successful powdered milk and butter export business, California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) has diversified its butterfat export offerings with the addition of anhydrous milkfat (AMF).
The production of AMF is natural extension of CDI’s butter portfolio and meets the needs of its international customers for butterfat in a different form. AMF is 99.8% pure butter oil. Packaged for commercial use as a food ingredient, AMF has an extended shelf life and is an excellent form for storage and transportation of butterfat.
“Expanding CDI’s product portfolio to include AMF is a natural fit and increases our presence in the global marketplace,” said Andrei Mikhalevsky, CDI CEO. “Keeping the world healthy by delivering dairy ingredients and products of real benefit will grow market share and create value for CDI member-owners.”
Two appointed to Dairy Council of California
Darrin Monteiro, representing the dairy processing cooperative California Dairies Inc., and producer Pat Van Dam of Two B Dairy, have been appointed to the Dairy Council of California board by Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
As director of member relations for California Dairies Inc., Hanford resident Monteiro works directly with the more than 400 dairy producer members of the second-largest dairy processing cooperative in the United States. He also represents California Dairies Inc. at industry meetings and events.
Prior to joining California Dairies Inc., Monteiro worked at the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, where he completed the FSA’s managerial program certifying him to run any FSA office in the country. Before that, he worked on his family’s Fresno County-area farm. Monteiro graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Agriculture Business.
Producer Van Dam has been involved in the dairy business her entire life and currently owns Two B Dairy in Ontario, Calif., which she and her husband Bert have run since 1989. Along with Van Dam’s appointment to the Dairy Council of California board, she serves on the California Milk Advisory Board and the boards of California Beef and FSA. She is also the current president of the San Bernardino County Farm Bureau.
To learn more about Dairy Council of California and the nutrition education initiatives its board of directors are overseeing, visit HealthyEating.org.