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United States Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Establish First Mandatory, Nationwide Labeling Requirements for Bioengineered Foods
Thursday, June 30, 2016 (585 reads)

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, United States Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) reached a bipartisan agreement which would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the first mandatory, nationwide labeling standard for bioengineered foods. The bill, which would fall under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), would require USDA to establish regulations to implement the law if passed. The bill requires the mandatory labeling standard to be established no later than 2 years after the date of enactment and would be effective at least 1 year after publication of the standard. For small food manufacturers, the implementation date would be no earlier than 1 year after the implementation date for regulations promulgated in accordance with the bill. 

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3-A SSI Alert on 3-A Symbol Infringement
Thursday, June 30, 2016 (534 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announced an alert to call attention to the misuse of its trademarked 3-A Symbol.  The 3-A Symbol is now being displayed by several Chinese companies without the authorization of 3-A SSI.  The list of these companies is available on the 3-A SSI web site at this link to ‘Buyer Beware: False or Misleading Claims’.

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Inside Arla’s New Whey Hydrolysates Plant
Thursday, June 30, 2016 (724 reads)

One of the world's fastest-growing fractionates – protein hydrolysate – promises to unlock even greater value-added returns for the dairy industry. Arla's new EUR40 million PH facility will triple the existing hydrolysate capacity and is the latest addition to the plant, which processes five million tonnes of whey a year from nearby cheese producers, such as Arla’s nearby Vlum Dairy and from as far away as the UK, Sweden and Germany.

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Murray Goulburn Slashes Dairy Prices For the Coming Season
Thursday, June 30, 2016 (590 reads)

Murray Goulburn has slashed the price it plans to pay suppliers for the next season, to $4.31 a kilogram for milk solids (kgms). By the end of next season, the processor has forecast that price will have risen to $4.80 kgms. 


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Milk Specialties Global Announces Acquisition by American Securities
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (715 reads)

Milk Specialties Global, a fast-growing maker of whey and specialty protein, has been sold to a partnership of company managers and private equity firm American Securities. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota, company announced the acquisition late Monday. Milk Specialities, an ADPI member, makes specialty ingredients for the sports-nutrition market and the dairy industry, has been growing quickly and reported 700 employees and revenue that topped $750 million in 2014. The Business Journal ranked it among Minnesota's fastest-growing private companies in 2015.

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U.S. Milk Powder Producers Adding Capacity Despite Short-Term Global Supply Glut
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (678 reads)

U.S. producers of milk powder are set to bring significant amounts of new production capacity online over the next two years despite an ongoing global supply glut, according to a new research report from CoBank. 

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Irish Co-ops Asked To Commit To Holding Dairy Prices
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (603 reads)

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that milk prices paid by all co-ops have fallen well under production costs in recent months, so that most dairy farmers were now deep into the red. He said to help support farmers’ confidence at a time when markets are actually starting to rebalance and recover, co-ops should commit to at least holding milk prices until year end. Mr. O’Leary was commenting after the Dairygold decision to hold its May milk price. 

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CWT Assists with 6.2 Million Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (641 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance to sell 4.209 million pounds (1,909 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 1.986 million pounds (901 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, North Africa, Oceania and South America. 

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Arla Foods Ingredients Open New €40 Million Hydrolysates Factory
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (556 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients has strengthened its position of leadership in the global dairy protein hydrolysates sector with the opening of new, dedicated factory located in Nr. Vium, Denmark. The €40 million facility can produce approximately 4,000 tons of high quality whey and casein hydrolysates a year, creating ingredient solutions for applications in the infant, clinical and sports nutrition categories. 

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Dairy Ingredients Used in Calf Milk Replacers
Friday, June 17, 2016 (966 reads)

A very significant volume of dairy ingredients is used in calf milk replacers in the US and throughout the world. 

Definition of Milk Replacer:  Milk replacers are formulated feeds made from a variety of ingredients that provide the nutrient requirements for young calves. Most milk replacers are dry powders that have to be reconstituted to a liquid by mixing with water. There are also liquid milk replacers that are primarily used by some large veal raising and calf rearing ranches.

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