Idaho Milk Products
The dawning of the world’s freshest, highest quality, most consistent dairy ingredients commenced with the ingenuity of dairy farming families located within miles of each other in South Central Idaho. Their vision of keeping their milk at home, processed locally, ensured not only the freshest ingredients but also attained a lighter environmental impact. They would support the regional communities by creating local, higher-paying jobs; both providing their new employees with fulfilling career opportunities and also delivering a sustained economic boost to the communities where those employees and their families live, work and play.
These dairy families spent years researching how to make their shared dream a reality. During that time, they worked with the leading designers and builders of dairy processing plants, as well as the top equipment suppliers, to develop a closed-loop system that results in the freshest, most consistent dairy ingredients ever produced.
They also decided they could deliver on their vision only if they kept their scope as narrow as possible. As a result, they chose to limit their offerings to three products: milk protein concentrate and isolate (MPC/MPI), milk permeate powder (MPP) and pasteurized cream. To produce these products, they envisioned designing and building the most state-of-the-art, technologically advanced milk processing plant in existence.
The day opened brightly in 2009 when Idaho Milk Products opened for production as the wholly owned, stand-alone business of our dairy owners. The one-of-a-kind production facility became the world’s largest dedicated milk protein facility, and the first Grade A designated milk protein processing plant. Our plant is ideally situated, being within a 45-minute drive from each of the supplier dairies milking parlors. The results: the freshest, most consistent milk product ingredients, leading to the best tasting and best performing end products.
- Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)