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Economic Crisis and Melamine Scandal Lead to Slowdown in Dairy Drinks Market
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 (1526 reads)

Overall growth in the global dairy drinks market slowed to 0.5% in 2008, compared to 2.4% in 2007, according to Canadean Limited. Deteriorating economic conditions coupled with the impact of the melamine outbreak in Asia were attributed to the slowdown. White milk remains the largest category overall, accounting for 79.4% of total global dairy drinks demand in 2008. Growth in this category halved from 0.6% to 0.3% in 2008. The Asian market witnessed the most marked deterioration, with total volumes expanding at just 0.5% in 2008 compared with 5.1% in 2007.

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The Ingredia Group completes the acquisition of Kantner Ingredients Inc. in Wapakoneta, Ohio
Friday, April 03, 2009 (2128 reads)

The Ingredia Group, through its subsidiary IDI Inc. announced today the acquisition of the assets of Kantner Ingredients, Inc. in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

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Foremost Farms sells milk bottling plants to Dean Foods
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1846 reads)

Foremost Farms USA, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the nation, has sold its Golden Guernsey and Morning Glory milk bottling plants in Waukesha and De Pere to Dean Foods Co. (DF), a Dallas-based food and beverage distributor.

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New NIOSH Study of Diacetyl Exposure in the Food Plants
Thursday, April 02, 2009 (1627 reads)

Dairy product manufacturers that produce cottage cheese, cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream or butter or use additives or flavorings such as starter distillate, caramel, strawberry or vanilla crème, chocolate, banana or other fruit flavors may be contacted to participate in a NIOSH study to evaluate the workplace exposure of diacetyl. Diacetyl, is a key component of butter and other flavorings and has been linked to severe respiratory disease in popcorn plant workers. 

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The 2008/2009 World Economic Crisis - What It Means for U.S. Agriculture
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (2081 reads)

The latest report from ERS notes that as a consequence of the slowing global economy and the appreciation of the dollar, U.S. agricultural exports could fall from $117 billion in 2008 to $96 billion in 2009.

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Carbery Announces Whey Protein Flavor Profiling Project
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1967 reads)

Carbery is investing in a two-year research project to identify the molecular and flavor profiles of whey protein to help improve on formulation.

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Filtration Group Eyes European Dairy Potential
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1626 reads)

A US supplier of filtration equipment for processing milk or whey proteins and recovering cheese brine hopes to push further into the European market with new offices for technical support and production.

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