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1846  Company founded by Harvey Perley Hood
1896  Pasteurization introduced
1981  First to introduce ESL (Extended Shelf Life) Ice Cream mix in the USA
1992  First to introduce ESL half gallons in the USA
1997  Hood LightBlock® Bottle introduced, designed to protect milk against harmful effects of light
1998  Hood introduces Simply Smart® Milk – rich in nutrition and taste
2000  Construction of the largest ESL plant in North America completed
2001  McNeil Nutritionals selected Hood as exclusive national licensee for LACTAID® Milk, Cottage Cheese and Ice Cream
2003  Calorie Countdown introduced, a low calorie dairy beverage
2004  Acquired Crowley Foods
2005  Hood begins high speed aseptic production
2007  Hood lands on the West Coast acquiring manufacturing assets
2008  Hood purchases iconic Brigham’s Ice Cream business
2009  Hood launches new “Always Good. Always Hood.” tag line, promoting the superior freshness, taste and quality of Hood Milk.