The Grande Whey Blog

Grande's Whey Processing Plants Receive Highest Certification for Food Safety and Quality

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Grande takes great pride in being one of the most socially responsible businesses in our industry. Whether we’re busy reducing our environmental footprint, getting involved with local charities, or opening Health and Wellness Centers for all of our Associates and their families, we strive to create a company culture that embraces our core values and contributes positively to our society as a whole. And while it’s true that we do a lot of work outside our company to make the community a better place, we also work very hard to ensure that we’re being socially responsible in our internal business practices as well. One example of this is our SQF Level 3 certification.

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Grande's Green Initiatives Use Biogas to Help Power the Whey Production Process

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

If you didn’t know by now, 34% of Grande’s milk supply is produced with renewable power technology. As part of our dedication to being a socially responsible corporate leader, we strive to implement management practices that are not only designed to protect the environment, but also improve the environmental conditions at both our farms and facilities. From water conservation projects to restoring natural ecosystems, and plenty of other environmentally friendly efforts in between, we consistently think about the environmental footprint we’re leaving behind, and how we can reduce its size.

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Cream of the Crop: 4 Key Reasons Why Grande Cheese is So Good

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

When it comes to our milk supply and whey products, Grande Milk Marketing goes above and beyond all industry expectations. Starting with our Grande Producer Dairy Farms and ending at the places where our cheeses and whey products are used, we maintain the utmost level of integrity throughout each step of our cheese-making and distribution process. In order to provide you with the safest, highest-quality dairy products, we invest a lot of time and effort into perfecting our personal customized approach, strict chain of custody, cow comfort practices, and innovative research. By perfecting every element of our dairy production process, we’re able to provide you with the best cheese and whey products.

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Come See Us at IFT 2014

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

If you’re in the food science or food technology industries, chances are that you may be heading off to the Institute of Food Technologies’ Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans in just a few weeks. The IFT Food Expo is the industry’s largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing and packaging suppliers under one roof – and Grande Custom Ingredients Group® will be there to showcase our functional whey protein products.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients, IFT

 

Grande Social Responsibility Report: Our Community

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

As a company that strives to be a responsible corporate leader, social responsibility is fundamental to Grande®’s culture and core values. Being a principle we believe in and embrace, social responsibility reflects in the commitments we make to our Associates, Producers, customers, and communities. Throughout this 4-part blog series, we’ll give you an inside look at the steps Grande is taking to help positively impact the world around us!

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Grande Social Responsibility Report: Our Environment

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

As a company that strives to be a responsible corporate leader, social responsibility is fundamental to Grande®’s culture and core values. Being a principle we believe in and embrace, social responsibility reflects in the commitments we make to our Associates, Producers, customers, and communities. Throughout this 4-part blog series, we’ll give you an inside look at the steps Grande is taking to help positively impact the world around us!

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Grande Social Responsibility Report: Our Associates

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

As a company that strives to be a responsible corporate leader, social responsibility is fundamental to Grande®’s culture and core values. Being a principle we believe in and embrace, social responsibility reflects in the commitments we make to our Associates, Producers, customers, and communities. Throughout this 4-part blog series, we’ll give you an inside look at the steps Grande is taking to help positively impact the world around us!

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Grande Social Responsibility Report: Our Business Sustainability

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

As a company that strives to be a responsible corporate leader, social responsibility is fundamental to Grande®’s culture and core values. Being a principle we believe in and embrace, social responsibility reflects in the commitments we make to our Associates, Producers, customers, and communities. Throughout this 4-part blog series, we’ll give you an inside look at the steps Grande is taking to help positively impact the world around us!

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Ensuring Quality Products by Adhering to a Strict Chain of Custody

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Today, food manufacturers are faced with some of the most complex supply chains in history. As more and more products are manufactured using a vast network of suppliers at multiple locations, manufacturers face an unprecedented number of challenges in order to accurately monitor food quality and safety. One mistake or mishap in a manufacturer’s supply chain – even several tiers down – can prove to be disastrous for a company’s reputation and its bottom line. That’s why in recent years, chain of custody (a.k.a. traceability) has become a critical focus for manufacturers and their suppliers.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Texture

 

Grande Cheese® Acquires PGP International’s Wisconsin Whey Processing Facilities

Posted by Stephen Dott on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

(Lomira, WI)  Grande Cheese® Company has acquired PGP International’s Juda, WI whey processing facility. The former PGP facility is located adjacent to the Grande Cheese plant in Juda.

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