Who Is DFA Ingredient Solutions?

We’re a large yet nimble company. With 24 manufacturing facilities and two food laboratories, DFA Ingredient Solutions brings expertise and high-quality products under our DFA and DairiConcepts® brands to a variety of customers. We serve major food brands, foodservice distributors, restaurants and private label food companies domestically and internationally across North America and in South America, Europe and Asia.
DFA Ingredient Solutions is a division of Dairy Farmers of America, a national dairy co-op of more than 13,000 family farmers.

Our Company

Our team of food scientists, market analysts and industry experts provide reliable, high-quality dairy ingredient solutions to brands around the world. With customers in food manufacturing, retail and foodservice, we’re proud of the role we play in sharing the goodness of dairy to nourish the world.

Customer Satisfaction

We seek to earn the business and trust of innovative food companies, foodservice distributors and restaurants by partnering with them to accomplish the extraordinary in making outstanding food. We will lean on our culture of ingenuity, integrity and collaboration to pursue our vision, resulting in absolute satisfaction for our customers.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to sustainability that promotes a better food industry and the well-being of future generations. As a dairy ingredient supplier, we also work in concert with our customers’ sustainability efforts through our Dairy Farmers of America Sustainable Dairy Supply Chain efforts.

Partnering with Innovative Businesses

We supply dairy ingredients like cheese and dairy powdersconcentrated pastestopical snack seasoning blends and cheeses to food manufacturing, foodservice and retail industries.

Do you have a special flavor and/or function to express? Through flavor science and innovation, we can customize powders or pastes to meet your needs and can fine-tune flavor notes.

Are you looking for ways to clean up your product’s label? Our organic, kosher, halal and non-GMO ingredients are the perfect solution.

Need to know how the market will respond to your product? We measure, analyze and interpret sensory responses in a controlled, ASTM-compliant environment with trained panelists. Learn more about our sensory testing services.

DFA Ingredient Solutions dairy-based food ingredients are manufactured under a well-documented Quality and Food Safety Management System. Our 24 manufacturing facilities have received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification, the highest level attainable.

To reduce your production costs, we can help you design innovative strategies and ingredients to meet your needs.


For the first time ever, you can now order high-quality ingredients that were only available to large food manufacturers. Shop our selection, which includes cheese and dairy powder, concentrated pastes, and seasoning blends. 

Doing Business with Us

We are committed to operating with high ethical standards in supplying the global food industry with high-quality, dairy-based ingredients produced in a business culture of integrity, innovation and customer focus. As our growth and impact as a leading supplier of dairy-based solutions continue, we’ll continually monitor and improve our procedures.

Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

As a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), we share our practices with other Sedex member companies with which we do business. This includes labor standards, health and safety, environment and business ethics. We also participate in SMETA 4-Pillar audits.

Sedex is a not-for-profit, global database that stores information on suppliers in four key areas: labor standards, health and safety, environment and business ethics.

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