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Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health - Articles Articles

Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health

Stacy Reed, MS, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Rayna Cooper

This fact sheet provides dietary tips and an overview of the nutrition information of cheese, explains why cheeses are so different, and briefly describes how cheese is manufactured. More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) - Articles
Consistently using correct cleaning and sanitizing procedures in dairy and food processing plants is the foundation to producing high quality, safe food. More
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing - Articles Articles

Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Proper cleaning and sanitizing is essential to producing high quality, safe dairy foods. A well-informed and trained staff provides the foundation for safe food processing. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging - Articles Articles
The traditional practice of using wood boards for cheese aging must meet the contemporary practice of sanitation to ensure food safety. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory
Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

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$3.85
This 2014 publication provides a listing of the dairy foods permit holders in Pennsylvania, including dairies holding PDA grade A, non-grade A, manufacturing, aged cheese, and raw milk permits. More
Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System
Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Cheese Tracking System helps cheesemakers track quality and consistency attributes in order to improve their cheese and troubleshoot problems. More
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations - Articles Articles

Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Federal regulations for food processors encompass food safety, standards for manufacturing facilities, good manufacturing practices, and compositional standards. More
Good communication between farmers and neighbors can keep relations positive.
Finding the Common Ground: Good Neighbor Relations: Advice and Tips from Farmers - Articles Articles
Land development is bringing residential development into agricultural areas. New residents may have misconceptions about farms, and conflicts can arise between farm and nonfarm neighbors. More
Judges cutting a 200 pound block of Swiss cheese
Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition - Articles Articles

Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition is open to any Pennsylvania cheesemaker holding a valid dairy foods manufacturing permit. More
HACCP in the Egg Industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System
HACCP in the Egg Industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System - Articles Articles
Voluntary participation in HACCP-type programs reduces the risk of marketing eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis and maintains consumer confidence in egg products. More
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature.
Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This article will help people living in or considering a move to the country understand the basics about how government and community services and utilities work in rural areas in Pennsylvania. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture - Articles Articles

Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

When you live in the country, a basic understanding of agriculture's contribution to the community is useful. More
Ellie Tan, Herb Wykoff (yogurt judge), Kerry Kaylegian (coach), Jennifer Huang, Shu-wei Huang. Photo by Mike Roemer
Dairy Products Evaluation Team Takes 1st Place in Yogurt - News News
The Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team takes 1st place in yogurt at the 95th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. More
Raw Milk Quality
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On farm factors such as cleaning and sanitizing, and temperatures affect the finished product shelf life, flavor, and quality More
Creating a Poultry Flock Plan
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Creating a Poultry Flock Plan

Paul Patterson

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An emergency preparedness guide for poultry owners. In this video, animal health experts outline the important steps in the creation of a flock plan. More
Sanitation Controls for Food Processing
Sanitation Controls for Food Processing - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Sanitation Controls for Food Processing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

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$20.00
Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures to keep your dairy or food processing plant safe. More
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations - Articles Articles
Dairy food processors must meet all regulations that apply to food processors, as well as regulations for dairy food processing and standards for specific products. More
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants - Articles Articles

Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Sanitation Controls are an element of Food Safety Plans that are required for all food processors by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The end result is high quality, safe dairy products. More
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance - Articles Articles

The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) is recognized as the national standard for milk sanitation. More
Photo by Roychan Kruawan
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Articles Articles

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) is sweeping legislation that puts into place mandatory prevention-based controls across the food supply to protect public safety and prevent illness. More
Dairy Product Standards
Dairy Product Standards - Articles Articles

Dairy Product Standards

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Many dairy food products have federal standards and grades that are based on composition, manufacturing, and quality requirements. More
Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan.
Water’s Journey Through the Shale Gas Processes - Articles Articles
Using publicly available information, we attempt to track and quantify current water use through the stages of the gas well development process. More
Vegetative Buffers
Vegetative Buffers - Articles Articles

Vegetative Buffers

Paul Patterson

Trees and shrubs planted following a conservation plan can help improve the environment for you, your birds, and your neighbors. More
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