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Government Bans "Downer" Cows From Food Supply
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1297 reads)

The government has permanently banned the slaughter of cows too sick or weak to stand on their own, seeking to further minimize the chance that mad cow disease could enter the food supply.

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House, Senate Panels Oppose Obama Farm Cuts
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1382 reads)

The House and Senate Agriculture committees went on record against cuts in U.S. farm supports despite President Obama's proposal to save $1 billion a year on subsidies. Some farm groups and lawmakers stated the February 26, 2009 proposal is dead in Congress because of broad opposition.

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Proliant Obtains GRAS for ImmunoLin
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1405 reads)

Proliant Health and Biologicals’ bovine globulin ingredient, ImmunoLin, has achieved self-affirmed generally-recognized as safe (GRAS) status, paving the way for its use in functional foods and beverages.

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Outlook For CCC Program Indicates Lower Volumes Than Expected
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1309 reads)

The USDA is forecasting that all purchases for the CCC program during 2009 will be lower than originally expected.

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New York Senator Wants New Labels on “Cheese That's Not Cheese”
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1147 reads)

If a bill sponsored by New York Senator Darrel Aubertine passes the state Legislature, companies such as Kraft Foods may soon have to rename their "Macaroni & Cheese" to "Macaroni & Cheese Product."

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New FDA Commissioner -- Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1245 reads)

President Obama intends to nominate Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, a former New York City health commissioner, to lead the Food and Drug Administration, sidestepping a battle between drug safety advocates and the drug industry, people briefed on the decision said.

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Vilsack Tackles Dairy Surplus
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (1318 reads)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack promises a "major effort" to address a surplus of dairy products, a move that could help soften the blow of sinking milk prices paid to farmers.

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3-A SSI Announces Accreditation Exam for Expanded Inspection Programs
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1257 reads)

Applications are now available from 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3‑A SSI) for candidates interested in obtaining certification as a 3-A SSI Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE).

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Land O'Lakes Works on Expansion Deal
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1637 reads)

Land O’ Lakes plans to expand its whey and cheese production through a two-part, $35 million construction project and is seeking a property-tax waving agreement.

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Green Meadows Foods, LLC and Arla Foods Sign Letter of Intent
Monday, March 02, 2009 (1954 reads)

Green Meadows Foods, LLC and Arla Foods announced they have signed a letter of intent to form a definitive partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to develop the whey stream coming from Green Meadows Foods newly opened cheese facility in Hull, Iowa.

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