Cal Poly MPS Industry Advisory Council

December 2017


Leprino Foods

Leprino Foods Company is a world leader in innovative dairy food ingredient manufacturing. The largest mozzarella producer in the world, Leprino Foods is a supplier to many local, national, and international pizza chains, and supplies nine of the top 10 frozen pizza/entrée market leaders. Leprino Foods is also the number one producer of lactose in the world and a top producer of whey protein and sweet whey. Employing nearly 4,000 employees around the world, sales of Leprino Foods products currently reach over 40 countries around the globe.

Land O'Lakes

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premiere member-owned cooperatives. Land O’Lakes, Inc. offers local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. Land O’Lakes, Inc. also is a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals, and food manufacturers.

Dean Foods

Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States. The Company is one of the nation's largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. The Company distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water, and other products.

Hilmar Cheese Company

Hilmar Cheese Company specializes in the production of cheddar and American cheese utilized by private label and national brand, retail and foodservice companies across America. While rare among large manufacturing sites, Hilmar Cheese Company has the unique ability to produce a range of cheese in large volumes and the flexibility to adjust quickly to our customers’ changing needs.

Foster Farms/Crystal Creamery

Crystal Creamery was founded in Sacramento, California in 1901. Humboldt Creamery was founded in Humboldt County in 1929 by a cooperative of Dairy farmers. Foster Farms Dairy was founded by Max and Verda Foster in the Central Valley of California in 1941. Today Crystal Creamery and Humboldt Creamery are owned by the Foster Family.

Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak® is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with its customers and suppliers, Tetra Pak provides safe, innovative, and environmentally sound products that meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people every day.

Schreiber Foods

Schreiber Foods is the world’s largest employee owned dairy company. Schreiber Foods offers a complete line of dairy products to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of our customers.

Dairy Farmers of America

DFA is a leading milk marketing cooperative and dairy food processor. Membership in DFA connects nearly 13,000 dairy producers in 48 states. From an Amish farm in Pennsylvania with 50 cows to a 3,000-cow dairy in California, its members work hard to supply high-quality milk to the nation.


Albertsons-Safeway is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. The company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, and Vons. Albertson's-Safeway operates several dairy processing facilities, where it produces private-label products for sale in its retail locations.

Lactalis North America

Lactalis North America is part of the Lactalis Group, a family-owned dairy group based in France. The group now employs 75,000 people, and owns more than 230 industrial plants around the world, in 43 different countries. The company produces cheeses, milk, cream, butter, ultra-fresh, milk powder, and other products.

Hydrite Chemical Co.

Hydrite Chemical Co. manufactures and distributes chemicals to dairy, food, and agricultural customers.The company offers plant sanitation products, ingredients, CIP products, caustics, foot foamers, whey processing products, and membrane life products.

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