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ABI Elects New President, Officers
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (864 reads)

Irv Holmes of Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. is the new elected president of ABI, while Dean Van Tuinen of Darigold will serve as first vice president, and John Ellenberger of Land O'Lakes, Inc. as second vice president. The positions were decided on during the ABI fall board meeting which was held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The institute also welcomed Doug Glade, a new ABI representative from Dairy Farmers of America. 

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Split Hopper System Introduced For Powder Filling Applications
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (745 reads)

Spee Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc. President, James P. Navin announced the company’s introduction of their innovative Split Hopper System for powder filling application at the Pack Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The equipment conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards for the packaging of dry products and is used for sanitary applications including powdered dairy and other dry milk products.

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Danone Undecided on Mead Johnson Takeover
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (842 reads)

French dairy giant Danone has stated that they are not conducting a strategic review of assets and have not decided on any priority in terms of possible external growth possibilities.The comments came after sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Danone had decided it wants to pursue a takeover of US infant formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition.

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CWT Assists with 3.3 Million Pounds of Butter and Cheese
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (692 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 9 requests for export assistance to sell 3.252 million pounds (1,450 metric tons) of butter (82% milkfat) and 55,116 pounds (25 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. 

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CWT Assists with 432 Thousand Pounds of Cheese
Friday, October 17, 2014 (744 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 2 requests for export assistance to sell 422,106 pounds (196 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, to customers in Asia. 

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GlobalDairyTrade Price Rise Gives Flicker Of Hope
Friday, October 17, 2014 (1119 reads)

Prices on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction have risen for the first time since mid-June. The average price at the October 15th sale of dairy commodities went up 1.4% to US$2,640/t. Anhydrous milk fat, sweet whey powder, butter and whole milk powder all reported improved results.

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Algeria’s Powdered Milk Bill See Significant Rise in First Half of 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014 (772 reads)

Algeria's powdered milk bill increased significantly in the first eight months of 2014, exceeding the total bill for the whole year of 2013. Between January to August 2014, Algeria imported US$1.45 billion worth of powder milk, against US$704.25 million during the same period in 2013.

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Production Start on Schedule at Arla Foods Lactose Plant
Friday, October 17, 2014 (791 reads)

Production start-up is moving according to plan at Arla Foods Ingredients’ new dry-blend lactose plant in Denmark, which is now running smoothly at 60% capacity. Infant formula manufacturers are the primary target group. Meeting stringent requirements for safety and hygiene, the dry-blend lactose can be added after the other infant formula ingredients have been wet-blended and spray-dried.

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Glanbia Buys Isopure For $153 Million
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (864 reads)

Glanbia  has announced that they have agreed to buy the Isopure Company LLC, a U.S. maker of protein shakes, in a $153 million deal that beefs up its fast-growing sports nutrition arm. 

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Arla Foods Leads Push for Dairy in Food Aid Programs
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (775 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients highlighted the need for a global industry push to  ensure dairy ingredients are included as an integral part of emergency food programs. Arla Foods Ingredients is funding research into the benefits of whey protein and permeate in a bid to demonstrate that dairy ingredients are affordable and superior because they are so nutritionally dense. 

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