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Cheese Exports Reach Record Numbers in March
Thursday, May 12, 2011 (1112 reads)

According to the latest USDA/ FAS data, U.S. cheese exports reached a record high in March, with shipments of 49.3 million lbs., up 67% from a year ago.

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Glanbia on Target for Double Digit Profit Growth
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 (1190 reads)

Glanbia is standing by its double digit profit forecast for 2011 after an encouraging start to the year that saw the company reap the rewards of higher global dairy and nutritional prices.

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Industry Urges Congress to Quickly Pass Trade Agreements That Will Boost US Exports
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (1336 reads)

Fourteen major food and beverage organizations have written to Congress urging swift passage of free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in order to protect and expand US exports.

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FDA Halts Dairy Product Imports from Japan's Radiation Areas
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (1232 reads)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will halt imports of dairy products and produce from the area of Japan where a nuclear reactor is leaking radiation. The FDA said those foods will be detained at entry and will not be sold to the public. The agency previously said it would just step up screening of those foods.

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Global Dairy Prices Take a Dip in March
Friday, May 06, 2011 (1228 reads)

Global dairy prices were down 2.4 percent from March after seven months of steady growth, according to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO’s Global Dairy Price Index, which consists of butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), Whole Milk powder (WMP) and casein price quotations, dropped to an average of 229 points, following an average of 234 in February.

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National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) Summary
Thursday, May 05, 2011 (1429 reads)

The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) convened on April 29 - May 4 in Baltimore, MD.  The purpose of NCIMS is to consider proposals that will change the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).  This year the state delegates considered over 90 proposals and they passed 57 of them.

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FDA Issues First New Rules Under Food Safety Modernization Act
Thursday, May 05, 2011 (1057 reads)

The first rule strengthens FDA’s ability to prevent potentially unsafe food from entering commerce. It allows the FDA to administratively detain food the agency believes has been produced under insanitary or unsafe conditions.

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European Dairy Industry Rejects ‘Complex’ Labeling Proposals
Thursday, May 05, 2011 (1285 reads)

In their current form new EU food labelling proposals would make regulatory requirements for the dairy industry more complex and burdensome, claims the European Dairy Association (EDA).

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Report Recommends Addition Of Whey Protein Concentrate To US Food Aid Blends
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (1648 reads)

A two-year food aid quality review released recommends that whey protein concentrate (WPC) be added to improve the formulation of some blended food products used in US food assistance programs.Recommendations released by researchers from Tufts University outline concrete ways for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make enhancements to the impact of US food assistance. The Tuft University report is available to ADPI members within the "Regulatory" section of the ADPI website.

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Little Change For Milk Powder Prices at Fonterra Auction
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (1323 reads)

The average price of milk powder saw little change for a second straight sale in Fonterra Cooperative Group’s latest online auction. The average price of milk powder fell 0.1% to US$4,367, according to results posted on the globalDairyTrade auction website. That follows a 0.1% gain in the last auction on April 19.

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