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Global Dairy Trade Prices Remain Unchanged But Whole Milk Prices Drop
Thursday, June 16, 2016 (548 reads)

Global dairy prices at the June 15th Global Dairy Trade auction plateaued as whole milk prices dropped at the second dairy auction held this month. The Global Dairy Price Index was unchanged at $2,339 / ton after rising for two consecutive auctions.

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Fonterra Will Double Lactose Production With $8m Upgrade
Thursday, June 16, 2016 (545 reads)

Fonterra plans to spend $8m (€4.96m) on an upgrade that will incorporate new technology to double the amount of lactose produced at its Edgecumbe plant in the Bay of Plenty, North Island. The additional lactose will supply the new drier, which is opening soon in Lichfield, one of Fonterra’s most strategically important builds.

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Lactalis To Acquire French Cheese Maker Fromageries E. Graindorge
Thursday, June 16, 2016 (441 reads)

French dairy group Lactalis has reached a deal to acquire Fromageries E. Graindorge, according to the president of the Normandy-based cheese maker. The Livarot-based producer specializes in the four different types of cheese – livarot, pont-l’eveque, camembert and neufchâtel – all of which have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.

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Canada Weighs Options As Farmers Protest Over Imported Milk Proteins
Friday, June 10, 2016 (683 reads)

Canada is working on a plan to shore up its sheltered dairy industry, including measures to counter fast-rising imports of milk proteins from the United States, according to the country's agriculture minister. Canadian imports of U.S. milk protein isolates have jumped 10 times by volume over five years to 2,700 tons in January 2016, according to Farm Credit Canada

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Keller and Heckman Summaries of Final Rules on Revisions to Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling and Serving Sizes
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (512 reads)

Keller and Heckman LLP, ADPI's Washington Council, has reviewed and analyzed FDA's recently-issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. The final rules are effective July 26, 2016. Companies generally have 2 years from the effective date to comply with the final rule, except for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have 3 years from the effective date to comply. Keller and Heckmann will be holding a webinar on June 21 that will review the changes set forth by these new regulations and the impact these changes will have on your products.


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Saputo Eyes Brazil For Acquisitions
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (534 reads)

Canadian dairy producer Saputo will look to Brazil as it considers possible acquisition deals up to about $2.67 billion, CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said. "If we found an interesting platform on the cheese side in Brazil that would allow us to be a consolidator, that's essentially what we're looking for," he said.


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DFA Announces Michigan Plant Expansion
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (528 reads)

Dairy Farmers of America, has announced plans to expand its Cass City, Michigan facility. The plant, constructed in 2013, currently processes up to 3 million pounds of milk into cream, condensed whole milk and condensed skim milk. Just last week, DFA, Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association,  also announced that they were exploring joint ownership and operation of a major cheese processing plant in the state of Michigan.

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At 107, Tillamook Cheese Is Still Growing
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (540 reads)

In 1853, three dairies were operating in the Tillamook, Oregon area and by 1856, Indian Agent William R. Raymond recorded making the first vat of cheese in Tillamook County. Thus began a tradition in the region now famous for its dairies. Tillamook County Creamery Association and Tillamook Cheese, is one of the Northwest’s largest dairy cooperatives and in 2014, the company completed a 64,000-square-foot expansion at its production facility in Boardman allowing it to increase whey processing — a $95 million investment.

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CWT Assists with 896,000 Pounds of Cheese, Butter, and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (495 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 5 requests for export assistance to sell 659,182 pounds (299 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, 104,720 pounds (48 metric tons) of butter and 132,277 pounds (60 metric tons) to customers in Asia and South America. 

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Nestlé Invests $112 Million to Develop Milk Allergy Test For Infants and Toddlers
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (519 reads)

Nestle is investing up to $112 million to develop a test that can diagnose milk allergies in infants and toddlers. The test is being developed in partnership with DBV Technologies, which expects to submit the test for approval from global regulatory authorities by 2021.

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