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IDB Acquires US Cheese Ingredients Business
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (1222 reads)

The Irish Dairy Board has strengthened its presence in the US with the acquisition of Thiel Cheese & Ingredients for an undisclosed sum. Thiel is a well-established and leading cheese ingredients solutions company based in Hilbert, Wisconsin. With annual sales of about $50 million, the company custom formulates and produces cheese-based ingredient solutions primarily for sale to US-based food manufacturers.

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Study Suggest Low Far Dairy Consumption May Lower Diabetes Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (924 reads)

Low-fat dairy product and yogurt consumption are associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes among post-menopausal women, according to a recent prospective study published in the November issue of The Journal of Nutrition

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Many Factors Influence Dairy Flavors
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (1805 reads)

Flavor experts discuss factors that must be considered when flavoring dairy products, including levels of fat and acidity. For example, fruit flavors do well in yogurt, but "it’s challenging to get fruit flavors to pop in a low-acid beverage like milk," said Marie Cummings, manager of food applications and product development at David Michael & Co.

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Fonterra Executive Named California Dairies New CEO
Thursday, November 17, 2011 (1207 reads)

Andrei Mikhalevsky will take the helm of the California Dairies cooperative as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. Mikhalevsky, who was most recently a managing director at Fonterra, will fill the post vacated by the retirement of Richard L. Cotta

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Investments in International Market Development to Help Sustain Demand for American Agriculture
Thursday, November 17, 2011 (992 reads)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in approximately 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for their goods.

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Dairy Prices See Largest Gain Since June
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (1353 reads)

Average prices of dairy products had their biggest gain since June 1 in Fonterra's latest auction amid signs investors are becoming more optimistic about the outlook for commodities.

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Some Analyst Feel Glanbia Could Be Looking for Additional Acquisitions in 2012
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (1074 reads)

Irish dairy ingredients and cheese manufacturer Glanbia could be on the look-out for acquisitions again in 2012, according to an analyst based in the country.

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New Joint Venture Could Grow UK Milk Market
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (1175 reads)

Robert Wiseman Dairies (RWD) has announced plans to invest 2m via a joint venture with New Zealand firm a2 Milk, to introduce A1 beta-casein free milk onto the UK market next summer.

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Cheese Might Not Be So Bad For Cholesterol
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (1421 reads)

Study participants who ate cheese daily in six-week intervals had lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, than when they ate a comparable amount of butter, University of Copenhagen researchers reported. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that even though participants consumed more fat than usual, eating cheese did not increase cholesterol compared with a normal diet, while eating butter raised LDL about 7% on average.

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DCI Cheese Offers Saputo A Platform for Growth in the US
Monday, November 14, 2011 (1073 reads)

Saputo CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said the company may offer "a much wider range of products in the U.S.," with its March acquisition of DCI Cheese as a platform for growth. "We'd consider building a U.S. fine cheese manufacturing plant," he said, "and DCI may open the way for new acquisitions."

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