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FreislandCampina to take control of Alaska Milk
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (1147 reads)

FrieslandCampina is looking to improve its position in the Asian market by buying a controlling interest in Philippine company Alaska Milk Corp. The $400 million deal is expected to be approved by May. "We expect this historical agreement to propel Alaska Milk to its next stage of growth and that the products developed by FrieslandCampina will strengthen our positions in all dairy categories," said Alaska Milk's Wilfred Steven Uytengsu.

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Flourishing Milk Production Lowering Prices in New Zealand as Sales Boom
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (963 reads)

Rampant dairy production is lowering prices in New Zealand even as sales of dairy products are booming. January exports of milk powder, butter and cheese up 25% from a year earlier, but whole milk powder out of the Oceania region is selling for about 24% less than it did a year ago, at $3,525 a ton.

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USDA Food Safety Alerts Now on Twitter
Monday, March 12, 2012 (916 reads)

The Department of Agriculture has launched a Twitter feed alerting subscribers of food safety concerns and recalls in their state. "The immediacy of information-sharing through social media is unparalleled, and we believe these timely, targeted updates will better protect public health,” said Elisabeth Hagen, the department's under secretary for food safety.

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Italian Cheese Company Earns Highest SQF 2000 Rating
Monday, March 12, 2012 (1084 reads)

 JVM Sales Corp d/b/a Milano’s Cheese Corp. has recently been awarded the SQF 2000 Level 3 Excellent Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), the leading global authority on food safety and quality control in the food service industry.

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Not Much Raw Milk Regulation Change Expected in 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012 (1020 reads)

In this election year, few lawmakers are considering changes to raw-milk laws in their states. One of the exceptions is New Hampshire, where a bill moving through the legislature would allow raw-milk producers to sell directly to consumers without a license.

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January Cheese Production up 2.9% over January 2011
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (989 reads)

Total cheese production was 912 million pounds in January, 2.9 percent above January 2011, but 1.9 percent below December 2011.

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Registration Opens for 3-A SSI 2012 Education Program and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (942 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the opening of registration for the 2012 Education Program and Annual Meeting on May 14-17, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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World’s Largest Dairy Exporter, Soon on Sale
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (1398 reads)

Rarely in the investor spotlight, this Pacific nation of just 4.2 million people is home to some of the planet’s most majestic scenery and breathtaking natural wonders, but also to some leading international companies. None more leading than Fonterra — the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, collecting and processing some 22 billion liters (5.8 billion gallons) of farmer’s milk every year, a third of the world’s dairy trade. And with its shares to be offered to the public for the first time in a history dating back some 200 years, those investors first in line may be able to scoop up shares in this dairy giant at a substantial discount, well before the froth sets in on the valuation.

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Kraft Bars Bring Milk to Snacking in a New Way
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (1075 reads)

Kraft Foods is launching what it claims is a category first, as it rolls out new MilkBite Milk & Granola bars in the US that contain real milk in a granola bar form.

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CWT Assists with 6.8 Million Pounds of Butter and Cheese Export Sales
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (765 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 24 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, Land O’Lakes, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Michigan Milk Producers Association and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 811 metric tons (1.788 million pounds) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 2,282 metric tons (5.030 million pounds) of butter to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa.

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