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South Dakota Cheese Plant Puts State On The Lookout for Dairy Cows
Monday, February 11, 2013 (978 reads)

South Dakota Governer Dennis Daugaard and state agriculture officials are traveling to the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., with a goal of doubling the state’s current herd of about 92,000 dairy cows. A new cheese plant being built in Brookings needs the animals, as do other South Dakota plants aiming to expand dairy operations, said Marv Post, president of the South Dakota Dairy Producers.

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Wisconsin Still The Nation's Leading Cheese Producer
Monday, February 11, 2013 (927 reads)

Wisconsin grew its cheese production by 4.6% last year, its biggest percentage gain in 10 years and enough for the state to maintain its position position as the nation's leading producer of cheese, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The state produced 2.8 billion pounds of cheese last year.


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3-A SSI Opens Nominations for 2013 Volunteer Service Awards
Monday, February 11, 2013 (818 reads)

 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the opening of nominations for its 2013 Volunteer Service Awards program to recognize the extraordinary dedication and commitment of individuals who contribute to the development of voluntary standards and the mission of 3-A SSI. The three annual awards constitute a highly visible and significant form of recognition for the outstanding service of individuals to the advancement of 3-A SSI.

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Canada May Drop Cheese Tariffs to Access EU Beef Market
Thursday, February 07, 2013 (1037 reads)

Canada is reportedly considering eliminating tariffs on imported cheese so that the country's beef and pork can reach more customers in Europe. Trade negotiations are underway between the EU and Canada, and one of Canada's top priorities is wider access to European automotive, beef and pork markets, officials say.

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Factory Fire Won't Stop Canadian Cheese Curd Maker
Thursday, February 07, 2013 (945 reads)

St. Albert Co-Operative, an eastern Ontario cheese curd maker, said it will resume production after a weekend fire destroyed its sole plant. Rejean Ouimet, the firm's general manager, said other companies will produce the St. Albert curds, at least temporarily. Cheese curds are part of a popular Quebecois snack called poutine.

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China Announces New Dairy Import Regulations
Thursday, February 07, 2013 (921 reads)

China’s food safety division, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) – has announced plans to introduce tougher regulations on the import and export of dairy products.

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CWT Assists with 4.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales
Thursday, February 07, 2013 (709 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance to sell 4.696 million pounds (2,130 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. The product will be delivered February through July 2013.

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High Desert Milk Expands Dairy Production To Include Butter
Thursday, February 07, 2013 (1101 reads)

High Desert Milk, located in Burley, recently expanded its production of high-quality dairy products to include butter. In addition to its new butter and buttermilk products, High Desert Milk also produces and distributes bulk nonfat dry milk and skim milk powders, as well as sweet cream.

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Dairy Product Prices Rise 2.4% at Fonterra Auction
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 (850 reads)

Dairy prices increased by 2.4% at Fonterra's latest auction, overcoming fears that a food safety scare involving a grass growth promoter would damage trade results. This was the 10th price increase in the past 12 auctions, putting values 37% higher than the low reached in May last year. Overall, 38,323 tons of dairy products were sold, at an average price of $3,598 per ton.

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3-A Equipment Design Criteria Helps Food Processors Comply With New FDA Preventive Controls Rules
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 (781 reads)

New rules on preventive controls proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) call for a significantly increased level of attention to all aspects of design, maintenance and cleaning for equipment used in processing human food.

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