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Dairy Industry Encouraged to Submit Comments in Favor of U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1440 reads)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Federal Register notice on April 13th regarding its proposal for the creation of a U.S.-Mexico cross border trucking pilot program in an effort to resolve a trade dispute with Mexico which resulted in retaliation against U.S. cheese exports. 

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Dairy and Probiotics Work Well Together
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1762 reads)

Probiotics have been associated with dairy for centuries, and fermented dairy products continue to be predominant in foods and beverages for delivering probiotics. Beyond the natural and historical association between dairy and probiotics, dairy products may be the optimal delivery vehicle for probiotics for several reasons.

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Diane D. Lewis Awarded ADPI’s Award of Merit
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1726 reads)

The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) is pleased to announce Diane D. Lewis as the 2011 Recipient of the Award of Merit. The Award of Merit was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the processed dairy products industry.

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2011 Jim Page Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Employee
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1494 reads)

The American Dairy Products Institute announced the 2011 Jim Page Memorial Scholarship recipient, Alesha Radke, at the 2011 ADPI / ABI Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.   Radke is a part-time employee at Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery’s retail store in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. 

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Upstate Niagara Cooperative ends use of rBST
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1790 reads)

The Upstate Niagara Cooperative, with about 400 members, is no longer allowing the use of the growth hormone rBST. "It became a necessity based on our customers," said Dan Wolf, the company's chairman. Upstate Niagara is one of the last co-ops in the country to make this decision.

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New Labeling Bill is Not COOL At All
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1616 reads)

Legislation designed to help US dairy farmers could have the unintended consequence of encouraging firms to replace dairy ingredients from US suppliers with non-dairy ingredients just to avoid labeling headaches, trade associations have warned.

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More Melamine-Tainted Milk Powder Uncovered in China
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1531 reads)

China is facing yet another case of melamine contamination after police seized 26 tons of tainted milk powder from an ice cream manufacturer.

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Lactalis Launches €3.4bn Takeover Bid for Parmalat
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1565 reads)

Lactalis has mounted a €3.4bn takeover bid for Parmalat after government resistance frustrated its initial move to gain control of the company. The privately-owned French dairy upped its shareholding in Parmalat to 29 percent some weeks ago – just short of the threshold for a mandatory takeover bid.

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China Orders Investigation Teams To Crack Down On The Production of Tainted Food
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1407 reads)

China's top health authorities ordered the establishment of a national committee of experts and called for investigation teams to be set up across the nation as the country intensifies its efforts to crack down on the production of tainted food.

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China Launches Yet Another Food Safety Crack Down
Friday, April 29, 2011 (1585 reads)

Companies and individuals “face harsh punishment” – including a raft financial penalties - if found to be adding illegal non-edible materials to food, said China.

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