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GlobalDairyTrade Surpasses Annual Sales of One Million Metric Tons
Friday, May 23, 2014 (851 reads)


GlobalDairyTrade (GDT), the online trading platform for international dairy commodities, surpassed sales of one million metric tons of dairy products during the past 12 months. GlobalDairyTrade Director Paul Grave says the milestone reflects consistent strong growth in volumes from its sellers, particularly non-Fonterra sellers who have doubled their volumes in each of the last two years. 



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New Draft General Requirements Standard Available for Public Review
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (778 reads)


3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. announces the availability of a new draft standard for public review, 3-A Sanitary Standards General Requirements T-00-00. The proposed standard establishes minimum sanitary (hygienic) requirements for design, materials, and fabrication/installation of equipment and systems.



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GlobalDairyTrade Prices Fall 1.8% At Latest Auction
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (1159 reads)


Price have continued declining at the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction which was held on May 20, 2014. The GDT Price Index declined by 1.8%, with butter, skim milk powder (SMP) and cheese weighing down the Index the most. The average winning price was US$3,873/ton, down from US$3,950/ton in the last auction.



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U.S. April Milk Production up 1.2 Percent
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (981 reads)


April milk production in the 23 major states totaled 16.3 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from April 2013, according to USDA’s monthly report, released May 19. Seventeen of the major milk producing states had an increase in production when compared with last year, while six had a decrease in total output.



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CWT Assists with 6.3 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (611 reads)


Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 21 requests for export assistance to sell 1.551 million pounds (703 metric tons) of Cheddar and Gouda cheeses, 3.306 million pounds (1,500 metric tons) of 82% butter and 1.482  million pounds (672 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and the South Pacific. 

 


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Yakult U.S.A. Begins Production of Probiotic Dairy Drink at Californian Plant
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (833 reads)


Yakult U.S.A. has completed its new production plant in Southern California where the company will produce 400,000 bottles per day of its Yakult probiotic dairy drink. "This plant will allow the company to supply the North American market with Yakult produced in the United States instead of importing from Mexico, to meet expected future growth of its business, and to provide a more stable supply source," the company said.



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Cornell Study: Mandatory GMO Labeling Would Increase Food Prices $500 for NY Families
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (694 reads)


As food prices continue to rise for families across the country, a new study from Cornell University revealed that New York’s proposed mandatory GMO labeling bill would cost families an average of $500 per year at the checkout aisle.  The study comes on the heels of similar studies in Washington state and California that showed mandatory GMO labels would result in similar increases in the cost of food.

 


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Arla Foods and EGM Walhorn Agree To Merge
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (715 reads)


The merger between Arla Foods and EGM Walhorn has now been approved by the cooperative owners in both companies. The merger will increase the number of Arla dairy farmers in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Following the merger, Arla will have 13,500 cooperative members. For the first time, Arla will have members in the Netherlands, resulting in Arla having owners in seven different northern European countries.



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Protein Please In the Sports Nutrition Drink Category
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (1189 reads)


“Protein RTDs within the sports nutrition category are growing strongly,” says Euromonitor’s Chris Schmidt, consumer health analyst. “Their push into mainstream retailers and an increasing focus on lifestyle and functional nutrition branding — as opposed to hardcore sports recovery — along with the glowing praise heaped on protein by the popular media, is driving growth in both relatively mature and emerging markets.” Schmidt notes that Euromonitor defines protein drinks as beverages that contain 20 or more grams of protein and are positioned for sports performance and recovery.



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Former Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Player Hopes To Open Milk Powder Processing Plant in Michigan
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (886 reads)


Looking to feed China's demand for milk powder, former Heisman Trophy winner and Detroit Lions running back Billy Sims is in talks with Bay County and Michigan state officials on establishing a processing plant and operation that would ship the product to Asia.



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