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Hamburg Details FDA Food Safety Crackdown Measures
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 (1132 reads)

FDA chief Margaret Hamburg has outlined new measures to act “swiftly and aggressively” to crack down on firms that violate safety regulations.

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Whey Futures Pricing For First Half of 2010 Remain Steady
Monday, August 10, 2009 (1069 reads)

Whey futures during 2010 have remained near 30¢ in the front months and taper off to 27-28¢ in the first half. Prices were slightly higher the week ending August 1st in Dairy Market News’ weekly survey, with Midwestern dry whey at 29-31¢ and Western whey 31-33¢. However, suppliers in the West report whey demand as “weak,” DMN says.

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Nonfat Dry Milk Prices Up Sharply
Friday, August 07, 2009 (1125 reads)

Western nonfat dry milk prices jumped this week in response to last Friday’s support-price increase. Western powder is trading for 87-92¢, up 7¢ from last week, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News. The increase is causing some uncertainty: “There are concerns about buying in the current market, especially if the support price reverts to 80¢ in November,” says DMN. “During the three-month window of increase support pricing, producers are expecting to clear any noncommitted NDM to the CCC support program.”

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3-A SSI Issues Revamped Practice for Crossflow Membrane Processing Systems
Thursday, August 06, 2009 (1005 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. announces the release of a comprehensive revision of 3-A® Accepted Practice for Sanitary Construction, Installation, and Cleaning of Crossflow Membrane Processing Systems, Number 610-02.

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3-A SSI Announces Accreditation Exam for Expanded Inspection Programs
Thursday, August 06, 2009 (977 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). Individuals who meet application requirements will be eligible to sit for the accreditation exam on October 28, 2009 at Worldwide Food Expo 2009 in Chicago, IL.

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Saputo Plant Slated To Close in Wisconsin
Thursday, August 06, 2009 (1448 reads)

A Saputo cheese factory in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is slated to close by the end of the year, eliminating 39 jobs. The plant produces sweetened condensed milk products.

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Glanbia Opens New US Vitamin, Mineral Premix Facility
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (1349 reads)

Glanbia Nutritionals has opened a new vitamin and mineral premix facility in Missouri, increasing its production capacity for the US market and cutting lead times for customers, said the firm. The Irish nutritional ingredients group said its new 8,300m2 plant contains “the latest” milling, blending and packaging technology, and is also kosher, halal and HACCP certified.

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New OSHA Document Discusses Combustible Dust Hazards
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (1136 reads)

Hazard Communication Guidance for Combustible Dusts is a new guidance document recently published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that assists chemical manufacturers and importers in recognizing the potential for dust explosions, identifying appropriate protective measures and the requirements for disseminating this information on material safety data sheets and labels.

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Whey Protein May Improve Heart Health
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (1127 reads)

A whey-protein-rich ingredient may improve blood vessel function in healthy individuals, reports a new randomised, double-blind study supported by Glanbia. Two weeks of supplementation with a proprietary peptide (NOP847, Glanbia Nutritionals) resulted in a 1.5 percent improvement in blood flow, report researchers from the University of Connecticut in the open access Nutrition Journal.

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USDA Expects to Purchase 150 Million Lbs. of NDM Over Next Three Months
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (1145 reads)

In the last four weeks manufacturers sold just 4.4 million lbs. of NDM to the government under the support program. For 2009, CCC purchases have totaled 162.2 million lbs.USDA says it expects to purchase 150 million lbs. of NDM over the next three months under the new support level of 92¢.

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