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Industry Views Sought on Baby Milk Ingredients
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 (1083 reads)


Feedback from manufacturers is being sought on new standards being proposed for inclusion in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) which aim to ensure the quality and enhance the safety of key ingredients widely used in infant formulas.



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Erythritol May Boost Whey Sports Drink Formulation
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 (1109 reads)


Adding common ingredients to whey-based sports beverages may improve the clarity of the finished product and allow greater consumer acceptance of these type of sports beverages, says a new study.



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Sales on Fonterra's Internet-based Trading Platform Have Hit $US 1 Billion
Monday, January 11, 2010 (1138 reads)


Sales on Fonterra’s internet-based trading platform, globalDairyTrade, have reached $US1 billion over the 19 trading events since launch in July 2008. With the recent addition of Anhydrous Milk Fat, and Skim Milk Powder commencing early in 2010, Fonterra’s annual sales on the platform will exceed 400,000 tons of product, or around 20% of Fonterra’s 2008/2009 production.



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Reformulated Whey Protein is Effective Egg Replacer, says Arla
Friday, January 08, 2010 (1099 reads)


An improved formulation on an egg replacement whey protein based ingredient can enable a savings of up to 30 percent on liquid egg costs for sponge cake manufacturers, claims Arla Food Ingredients.



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Arla Reduces Cheese Fat but Keeps it Creamy
Friday, January 08, 2010 (1447 reads)


Arla Foods has discovered a new way of reducing the fat content of fresh cheese from 9 percent to 3 per- cent, without affecting its ‘creaminess’.



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Secretary Vilsack Announces Members of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee Including 4 Representatives from ADPI Members
Thursday, January 07, 2010 (1009 reads)


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of 17 members to a federal Dairy Industry Advisory Committee. Over the next two years, the committee will review the issues of farm milk price volatility, dairy farmer profitability and consolidation, and offer suggestions on ways USDA can best address the needs of a struggling dairy industry. Representatives will include: producers and producer organizations, processors and processor organizations, handlers, consumers, academia, retailers, and state agencies involved in organic and non-organic dairy at the local, regional, national, and international levels.



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Milk Powder Prices Have First Decline in Six Months
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 (979 reads)


Milk powder auction prices fell for the first time in six months as demand from food manufacturers to rebuild their stocks slowed, reported Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd., the world’s largest dairy exporter.



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Glanbia Expects 2010 Earnings Return of 8 Percent
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 (1310 reads)


International cheese and nutritional ingredients company Glanbia has said it expects a return to earnings growth in 2010 of 6 to 8 percent.



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Keller and Heckman Offering Two Practical Food Law Courses - ADPI Member Discount
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 (998 reads)


Keller and Heckman is pleased to offer two courses [The Essentials, March 8-9, AND Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion, March 10-11] focusing on the regulation, litigation, and competitive issues facing food processors, retailers and restaurants. This Practical Food Law program has been praised by prior attendees as being of great professional value and has been taught for over 20 years by the experienced food law lawyers of Keller and Heckman. The courses are practical, straightforward and offer key information and understanding to those with responsibilities in food marketing, research and development, regulation, or litigation.



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FDA Moves to Shut Down Listeria-Tainted Cheese Facility
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 (1409 reads)


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to close down a New Jersey cheese maker in the wake of listeria contamination and an alleged failure to correct unsanitary conditions at the plant.



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