SDSU and NIZO present dairy ingredients symposium June 10-11

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University and NIZO food research have joined forces to offer a unique symposium entitled, High Quality Dairy Ingredients: Spray drying, Functionality and Application.

The symposium will be led by Hasmukh Patel, Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University, Thom Huppertz, Principal Scientist at NIZO and Deb Anderson, Vice President of Business Development USA at NIZO, and a 1992 Dairy Science SDSU alumnus.

The event will take place at the Davis Dairy Plant on the campus of SDSU June 10-11, 2014.

The focus of the event will be to offer an interactive setting for learning strategies to optimize the processing and functionality of dairy ingredients, such as:

• Better process control

• Longer run times between cleaning

• Rehydration and recombining performance

• Application in infant, clinical or sports nutrition

“Joining this course will enable you to update your knowledge of advancements in concentration and spray drying, learn strategies to optimize the manufacture of your dairy ingredients, gain new insights into functional properties of dairy ingredients and their applications, see the Davis Dairy Plant in action and expand your network of dairy ingredients professionals,” said Hasmukh Patel, Assistant Professor, Dairy Science at South Dakota State University.

A unique combination of leaders from industry, research and academia have been selected, among whom are Vikram Mistry, Hasmukh Patel and Lloyd Metzger of South Dakota State University, Thom Huppertz and Martjin Fox of NIZO food research, Juan Gonzalez with Mead Johnson Nutrition and Steve Wright with GEA Process Engineering Inc.

All speakers have a strong track record in the application of science and technology to optimize spray drying and functionality of dairy ingredients for a wide variety of specialty and commodity applications.

NIZO food research is one of the most advanced, independent contract research companies in the world. It helps food and ingredient companies to make better foods and be more profitable. SDSU and NIZO welcome professionals involved in dairy ingredients manufacture and application to join, including R&D managers, process and product developers & technologists, and senior plant operational staff.

For more information, visit or or call, Dr. Hasmukh Patel, Phone 605-690-6080, e-mail:

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