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Greek Yogurt Waste 'Acid Whey' A Concern for USDA
Friday, January 31, 2014 (1254 reads)

Greek yogurt byproduct acid whey has become a significant concern for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), says a company tasked by the agency to complete the development of technology to alleviate the issue.

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Glanbia Focuses on Innovation with New Research Center
Friday, January 31, 2014 (1158 reads)

Glanbia's new 14,000-square-foot Cheese Innovation Center is gaining attention from potential national and international partners for the top American-style cheese producer in the world. "We want to be known, not just as the largest producer of American-style cheese, but we want to be seen as the most innovative too," said Glanbia President and CEO Jeff Williams, whose goal is to leverage the company's innovative reputation and high production capability to tap into growing Asian demand for American cheese. 

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Nestlé to Build $350m Infant Formula Plant in Mexico
Friday, January 31, 2014 (1129 reads)

Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced its plans to build a $400 million plant in Ocotlan, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. The plant will produce Nestlé infant formula brands including Nan and Good Care.

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Fonterra Increases GDT Volumes
Friday, January 31, 2014 (1111 reads)

Fonterra has increased the volumes of all the main products on offer from previous forecasts at the February 4, 2014 auction. In the case of anhydrous milkfat (AMF) and skim milk powder (SMP) more product will be offered than at the previous auction.

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Meijer Will Build Dairy Production Facility in Ohio
Friday, January 31, 2014 (1172 reads)

Meijer plans to build an 85,000-square-foot dairy-production facility on the same site as its distribution center in Tipp City, Ohio. The $100 million facility, the company's first in Ohio for dairy production, will be built in three phases over three years, the company says. It will make milk and other dairy products for Ohio stores and create more than 100 jobs. 

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on Farm Bill
Thursday, January 30, 2014 (1086 reads)

House and Senate leaders have agreed on a five-year farm bill that would cut nearly $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the next 10 years. The legislation also would eliminate direct payments to farmers that cost $5 billion annually. Some of those savings would go to crop insurance. The compromise faces opposition from many legislators and special-interest groups.

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Omega Protein CEO Bret Scholtes Named to CRN Board of Directors
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (1061 reads)

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has named Bret Scholtes, President and CEO of Omega Protein Corporation, as a member of its Board of Directors. "CRN is one of the dietary supplement industry's leading trade associations and I am honored to be named a member of their board," stated Scholtes. Omega Protein Corporation / WIsconsin Specialty Protein is an ADPI member.

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Schreiber Foods Executive Bob Bush Honored by Cheese Industry
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1618 reads)

Schreiber Foods chairman emeritus Bob Bush received the National Cheese Institute’s Laureate Award during IDFA's 2014 Dairy Forum in Palm Springs, California. Bush, 87, was the fourth Schreiber Foods executive to receive the award. Bush said he’s honored to get the award. “He just wanted Schreiber to be the best in the industry. I’m very proud,” said son Terry Bush. 

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Proliant Dairy’s VersiLac® Meets Gluten-Free Definition
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1203 reads)

Proliant Dairy Ingredients is pleased to announce that VersiLac®, their economical dairy solid, meets the final rule of the Food and Drug Administration’s definition for gluten-free.  The compliance date for this final rule is August 5, 2014 and includes foods that inherently contain no gluten. 

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China's Milk Powder Buying Spree
Friday, January 24, 2014 (1513 reads)

During December 2013, China imported more than 84,000 tons of whole milk powder (WMP), nearly twice as much as the same month the previous year. In 2013 China brought nearly 620,000 tons of milk powder, a 53% increase on 2012.  China's imports of skim milk powder totalled just over 235,000 tons in 2013. This was a 40% increase on 2012.

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