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FDA Seeks New Process To Check Imports
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (715 reads)

Food destined for the U.S. would be inspected abroad and importers would be held more accountable for ensuring its safety, under new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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China Starts To Import More Milk Powder from Australia
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (688 reads)

China purchased more whole milk powder (WMP) in July but it was not all supplied by New Zealand. In the month of July 2013 China's WMP imports lifted to 33,707 tons, a 9% jump on the same month a year ago.

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Europe Exports Less Milk Powder
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (1053 reads)

European exports of milk powder have fallen dramatically during 2013. During the first half of 2013 the EU countries exported 31% less skim milk powder (SMP) than they did during the first half of 2012. Whole milk powder (WMP) export volumes are also down during the first quarter of 2013.

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In Memoriam - Christopher H. Buck
Friday, August 23, 2013 (733 reads)

Christopher H. Buck of Woodbury, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2013, at the age of 63. Chris was a member of the Hydranautics team and was often in attendance at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference. 

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Fonterra Suspends Consumer Operations In Sri Lanka
Friday, August 23, 2013 (748 reads)

Fonterra has taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka after protests outside its local office sparked by allegations some milk powder products were tainted. 

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U.S. Has Potential To Become Significant Competitor in Dairy Exports Arena
Friday, August 23, 2013 (691 reads)

Tim Hunt, US-based global dairy strategist at Rabobank, said that the US "could emerge as a significant competitor" in dairy exports, thanks to a slowdown in domestic demand at a time of elevated international prices.

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Fonterra Halted Milk Powder Headed to China Bound in May for High Nitrite Levels
Friday, August 23, 2013 (795 reads)

Fonterra has stated that they were forced to withdraw 42 tons of milk powder bound for China in May because of high nitrite levels. The high nitrite levels were first brought up by the official China Daily in late July.

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Commodity Prices Firm On GDT Auction
Friday, August 23, 2013 (818 reads)

The August 20th GlobalDairyTrade auction resulted in a 2.3% increase in the GDT Price Index with an average selling price of $4,941 per ton. The strong result countered the slight decrease in prices recorded at the previous auction. Higher prices were achieved for virtually all commodities on offer excluding skim milk powder (SMP) and butter milk powder (BMP). 

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Additional Quality Assurance Underway at Fonterra Plants
Friday, August 23, 2013 (730 reads)

Fonterra has activated a program that will provide additional quality assurance for its nutritional plants.  The additional quality assurance will encompass further checking and servicing of all equipment and processes to ensure they continue to meet the highest possible international standards.

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U.S. Dairy Exports Continue To Grow
Friday, August 23, 2013 (901 reads)

The U.S. has seen remarkable transformation over the last decade when it comes to dairy exports. Since 2003, U.S. milk production has increased 18 percent, and more that half of that new milk has gone to exports.

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