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CWT Announces Herd Retirement
Friday, May 28, 2010 (1679 reads)


After reviewing a number of economic benchmarks including cull rates and cull cow prices, Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has announced that it will conduct a herd retirement. Bids will be accepted starting Friday, May 28th with a cutoff date of Friday, June 25th.



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U.S. Cheese Supply Reaches 26-Year High
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 (1553 reads)


Cheese inventories in the U.S. reached 1.012 billion pounds at the end of April, up 7.8% from a year earlier and now at the highest level since 1984. Restaurant sales and exports slowed during the recession, and milk production is once again increasing.



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Release of SMP Intervention Stocks Could Deflate Prices
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 (1805 reads)


The EU Commission has agreed to start releasing intervention stocks of butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) sparking some concern that the price recovery could be jeopardized.



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FDA is Announcing a Draft Guidance Entitled The Questions and Answers Regarding the Reportable Food Registry as Established by the FDA Amendments Act of 2007
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 (1562 reads)


FDA is making available a draft guidance, Questions and Answers Regarding the Reportable Food Registry as Established by the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (Edition 2). The draft guidance provides information to the industry in complying with the Reportable Food Registry requirements and addresses inquiries that the agency received since implementation on Sept. 8, 2009 and provides information on the new Safety Reporting Portal.



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Milk Research Group Takes First Step to Functional Ingredients
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 (1598 reads)


A new initiative to identify dairy bioactive ingredients has yielded 30 peptides that could be used to develop new functional food and beverage ingredients. The program, undertaken by Food for Health Ireland (FHI), uses bioinformatics to increase the probability of identifying bioactive milk peptides with health-enhancing properties.



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European Food Safety Authority Says CLA is Safe For Use in Foods
Monday, May 24, 2010 (1493 reads)


Fat reduction ingredient conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is one step closer to novel food approval in Europe, after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave its stamp of approval for the ingredient’s safety.



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Industry Backs Sale of EU Intervention Milk Powder
Monday, May 24, 2010 (1509 reads)


The confectionery division of the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has backed the move by the European Commission to open tenders for the sale of intervention skimmed milk powder (SMP) as a way of bolstering raw material supply for the sector.



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FHI Program Identifies New Bioactive Peptides in Milk Proteins
Monday, May 24, 2010 (1504 reads)


The bioinformatics team uses a combination of evolutionary principles and cues in amino acid sequences to detect potential bioactive peptides within the milk proteins.



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Fonterra Prepares for Sharp Organic Dairy Growth
Monday, May 24, 2010 (1523 reads)


Fonterra expects to see the organic side of its dairy ingredients business grow 140 percent over the next five years. Driven by the ever increasing popularity of organic dairy products, Fonterra said its organic dairy ingredients, which are used in cheese, milk powder, proteins, and butter, are set to enjoy continued high growth.



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New Milk-Based Drinks Needed for Young People
Monday, May 24, 2010 (1532 reads)


The dairy industry should step up efforts to develop healthy milk-based drinks that appeal to young people, according to a new panel created by The Dairy Council in the UK.



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