Over the past few years, consumers have shown a greater interest in understanding where their food comes from and how it is manufactured. It can be difficult, however, for a plant to explain all of the stages a product goes through during manufacture, so we’ve created these visual handouts which can be used as an educational tool. The handouts illustrate the path of a product from “Farm to Fork” in order to help consumers learn more about the equipment and processes used to manufacture their food. If you have any questions or comments regarding these handouts, please feel free to contact Karen Smith, Ph.D at email smith@cdr.wisc.edu

The Supply Chain for Cheese “From Farm to Fork” is an easy-to-understand graphic of the path milk takes from farm to cheese on the consumer’s plate.

The Supply Chain for Yogurt “From Farm to Fork” illustrates the steps involved in converting milk from the cow on the farm into yogurt for consumption by consumers. An easy-to-understand graphic illustrates the process.

The Supply Chain for Fluid Milk “From Farm to Fork” illustrates the steps involved in taking milk from cows on the farm to processing at the dairy plant to distribution to consumption by consumers in an easy-to-understand graphic.

The Supply Chain for Whey Ingredients “From Farm to Fork” illustrates the path that whey products take as they move through manufacture from milk to cheese to dairy ingredient. An easy-to-understand graphic illustrates the process.