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Chobani Opens World's Largest Yogurt Manufacturing Plant in Idaho
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 (1178 reads)

Chobani has opened a $450 million, 1 million square-foot yogurt processing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. The facility is said to be one of the world's largest yogurt factories and will produce some new products, including Chobani's new Champions Tube of fruit-filled Greek yogurt.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Scholarships Available for Food Processors
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 (802 reads)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center announces two scholarship opportunities valued at $900 each to support and encourage the professional development of individuals working in the field of food processing.

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FDA and New Zealand Sign "Systems Recognition" Arrangement
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 (1190 reads)

FDA and New Zealand sign “systems recognition” arrangement, which complements the expanded import tool kit mandated under FSMA.

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Glanbia Shareholders Vote Yes To Dispose 10% of Holdings in Glanbia plc
Friday, December 14, 2012 (784 reads)

Liam Herlihy, chairman of Glanbia has announced that 83% of Glanbia Co-op shareholders have voted to approve a decision they made earlier this year to dispose of 10% of their holdings in Glanbia plc.

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WhiteWave Foods Co. Looking To Extend Plant- Based Brands into Yogurt
Thursday, December 13, 2012 (1051 reads)

The WhiteWave Foods Co. is looking to extend its plant-based brands’ reach into the yogurt category. Their growth in yogurt reflects its strategic insights into the fact that the dairy-based category is going to remain under pressure relative to cost increases related to feed. “At the end of the day, the plant-based model is a lower-cost model because the cow is a relatively inefficient converter of grain into protein,”  says Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer.

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Dairy Industry Enhances its Products, Marketing
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (1491 reads)

Since 1975 milk consumption in the United States has fallen almost 30% despite the rise in the sale of yogurt, cheese and other dairy products. In an effort to reverse this long-term decline, dairy processors, producers and retailers are retooling their marketing efforts to better position milk among competitive beverages. The industry is also shifting its marketing to differentiate between "real" milk and milk imitators, which are products made with soy, almonds or rice.

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2013 Dairy Outlook
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (1264 reads)

Tightening supplies, higher milk prices and lower feed costs could boost profits for U.S. dairies in the coming year.

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Australian Skim Milk Powder Exports are Up 39%
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (888 reads)

Australian skim milk powder (SMP) export volumes are up 39% from July to October 2012 from a year ago. Butter exports have also seen an increase of 67% during the first four months of the season. The big gains in SMP and butter have helped to offset the decline in whole milk powder (WMP) exports, which have experienced a decrease of 17% during the four month period.

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CWT Assists with 3 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (825 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 24 requests for export assistance to sell 2.068 million pounds (938 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, and 947,988 pounds (430 metric tons) of butter, to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Australia Produces Less Whole Milk Powder
Thursday, December 06, 2012 (931 reads)

In the month of October 2011, just less than 50,000 tons of whole milk powder (WMP) was manufactured in Australia. This was 10,000 tons (29%) less than during production volumes in October 2011. On a season to date basis production of WMP is down 18%.

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