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HP Hood Exhibits at Institute of Food Technologists 2014 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

Lynnfield, MA (June 23, 2014)

HP Hood, one of the largest branded dairy operations in the United States, today announced it will be exhibiting at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2014 Annual Meeting and Food Expo June 21-24, 2014 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (booth #222). Nationally recognized for its growth and innovation in extended-shelf-life processing and packaging technology, HP Hood will showcase the company's coast-to-coast aseptic plastic co-packing capabilities. During the conference, attendees will have the chance to win prizes at the HP Hood booth.

"Our main focus is on providing processing and packaging excellence for both national and international customers," said Jim Walsh, executive vice president of sales. "IFT is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the capabilities of our workforce, the most experienced in the business; our plants, equipped with state-of-the-art technology; and our process, among the fastest and of the highest quality in the industry." 

Earlier this year, Dairy Foods m agazine announced HP Hood as the winner of the publication's Processor of the Year Award for a number of innovative and successful achievements at its strategically-located plants across the U.S. Over the years, HP Hood has continuously invested heavily in new equipment and technologies, helping to create new and more efficient processes to support the company's national and international reach. HP Hood is currently expanding two of its four plants to ensure its capabilities in processing and co-packing remain among the highest in quality and technology. 

HP Hood is one of the largest aseptic processors in the United States, with a wide range of re-sealable packaging options. With aseptic processing capabilities located in Winchester, VA, Sacramento, CA, and Oneida, NY, HP Hood's multitude of packaging options provides customers an expanded menu of shelf-stable and refrigerated plastic beverage production and processing capabilities.    

About Hood

Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley®,  Simply Smart® Milk, Heluva Good!®, LACTAID®, HERSHEY'S Milk and Milkshakes and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilks. For more information about Hood, please visit .

About Hood Aseptic and ESL Production and Processing

Hood is one of the most experienced extended shelf life (ESL) and aseptic plastic beverage processors in the United States. Using state-of-the-art high-temperature manufacturing with current and emerging packaging technologies, Hood provides a variety of branded and private label products including fluid dairy, citrus, cultured foods, frozen desserts, extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages.  For more information about Hood Aseptic and ESL production and processing, please visit