SOUTHEAST DAIRY FOODS RESEARCH CENTER
One of six National [Dairy Research] Centers, [the SDFRC is] funded and managed by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), a non-profit management organization formed in 1995 by the National Dairy Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association. One of DMIs main investment areas is basic and applied research relating to dairy products and nutrition. DMI, through its competitive and directed research programs, develops a National Research Plan and implements projects in cheese, butter, milkfat and fluid milk....
The Operational Advisory Committee (OAC) advises the Center on overall policies and program goals and develops short and long-term research objectives....
The following companies are SDFRC industrial (OAC) members:
- Davisco, International, Inc.
- Dean Foods
- Hershey Foods Corp.
- Kraft Foods
- Land ‘O Lakes, Inc.
- Rhodia, Inc.
(http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/food_science/sdfrc/sdfrc.html; accessed 2/24/03)