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Functional-Food Category Still Growing, But Not as Quickly
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (2150 reads)

While many categories would have welcomed 6% growth last year, that represented a slowdown for functional foods, which grew by 8% in 2007.   U.S. sales of functional foods and beverages -- defined as those that offer a health advantage beyond basic nutrition and employ this as a primary point of market positioning -- rose from $26.9 billion in 2006 to $29 billion in '07 to $30.7 billion last year, according to a new study from Packaged Facts (PF).

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USP Launches GRAS Monograph Service
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (2174 reads)

Third party certifier, USP, has launched a monograph service to assist companies seeking self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for food ingredients.

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IDFA Questions Raw Milk Viability for US Processors
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (2122 reads)

Amidst debate over allowing the sale of raw milk in a growing number of US states, some processors remain unconvinced that there are any potential benefits for either consumers or manufacturers in turning away from pasteurized dairy.

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New FDA Chiefs Stress Science, Better Food Safety
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (2031 reads)

Expect a "modern food-safety system focused on prevention of contamination," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and her deputy, Joshua Sharfstein, wrote in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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ADPI Praises Activation of Dairy Export Incentive Program By USDA
Friday, May 22, 2009 (2485 reads)

The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) commends Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for announcing the activation of the Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) for the period ending June 30, 2009. 

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USDA Announces 2008-2009 Allocations for Dairy Export Incentive Program
Friday, May 22, 2009 (1787 reads)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced allocations under USDA's Dairy Export Incentive Program for the July 2008 through June 30, 2009 period, as allowed under the rules of the World Trade Organization.

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Volac Expands Plant Capacity, Launches First Lactose
Thursday, May 21, 2009 (2165 reads)

Volac has expanded its dairy ingredients plant in Wales to offer lactose for the first time, and increase its overall production output by 50 percent.

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Senate Confirms Hamburg to Head FDA
Thursday, May 21, 2009 (2178 reads)

The US Senate has confirmed Dr Margaret Hamburg as Food and Drug Administration Commissioner.

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USDA Looks to Organic Supply Welfare in New Dairy Study
Friday, May 15, 2009 (2314 reads)

A study is underway is in the US to offer what researchers claim will be the most comprehensive insight yet into the impacts of organic farming on the health of livestock in attempts to ensure better practices for suppliers.

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Dairy Could Mask Bitter Taste of Antioxidants
Friday, May 15, 2009 (2168 reads)

Milk could be the ideal functional food matrix for delivery of polyphenolic-rich antioxidant extracts, suggests new research from South America.

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