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U.S. Dairy Exports Ship at a Brisk Pace in July
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (758 reads)

 In the first seven months of 2013, dairy exports were higher among all major product categories and to all major markets. Overseas sales in July 2013 were valued at $613 million, up 55% from a year ago. On a volume basis, exporters shipped 178,101 tons of milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey and lactose during July, up 32% from the prior year.

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CWT Assists with 8.4 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (628 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 21 requests for export assistance to sell 8.153 million pounds (3,698 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. 

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Rabobank: World’s "Top 20" Dairy Companies
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (940 reads)

In its latest survey of the world’s largest dairy companies, Rabobank highlights the trends affecting the giants of one of the world’s most dynamic food sectors. The top-5 dairy players, which are all ADPI members, continue to drive consolidation and maintain a firm hold on their positions, elsewhere there is much movement. Chinese players Yili and Mengniu continue their ongoing rise, while U.S. giants such as Kraft Foods slipped down the rankings. ADPI is proud to recognize that 10 out of the 20 companies on the list are ADPI members.

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Dairyland Products Secure Land For New Zealand Dairy Plant
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (1095 reads)

Dairyland Products is one step closer to their proposed dairy plant that is estimated to be worth up to $100 million with their purchased of 13-hectacre in the Waikato township of Tokoroa, New Zealand. The company revealed its intention to set up a plant in Tokoroa about 18 months ago after receiving resource consent for a milk powder facility in 2011.  

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Sorrento Cheese Will Be Rebranded As Galbani
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (941 reads)

The Sorrento brand, which has been part of the Buffalo, New York, cheese-making industry for 66 years, is being rebranded by their parent company Groupe Lactalis, the French food giant that has owned the local business since the 1990s.

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Arla Foods Teams Up With Firm For Milk Powder Distribution in Africa
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (1023 reads)

Arla Foods has established a partnership with an Ivorian distribution firm to package and sell its Dano brand milk powder on the African continent.

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Danone Invests $40 Million in Canadian Greek Yogurt Plant
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (737 reads)

Danone has said it plans to invest C$40m (US$38.5m) in expanding production of Oikos Greek yogurt at its facility in Boucherville in Quebec, Canada. The company said it has purchased "leading-edge precision equipment" to give "great versatility" to manufacturing and packaging.

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Overview/Summary of FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Proposal
Monday, September 09, 2013 (800 reads)

ADPI's advisory council, Keller and Heckman LLP have released an overview/summary of FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) proposal. The proposed rule establishes the verification activities that importers of food must undertake to ensure that the food they bring into the United States is safe. This memorandum provides a summary of the proposed FSVP rule. In addition, FDA has prepared a fact sheet and explanatory diagrams to assist industry with understanding the proposed rule. As required by law, FDA also has prepared a Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis (PRIA) of the costs and benefits of the proposed rule. Comments in response to all aspects of this proposal, including the PRIA, are due to FDA on November 13, 2013. FDA intends to provide guidance on the final rule at a later date. Available only to ADPI Members.

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FSMA – Crawling, Walking or Running
Thursday, September 05, 2013 (1150 reads)

FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed by President Obama 33 months ago. With this signing, there were strong statements regarding how FSMA would revolutionize the safety of the US food supply, reducing the number and frequency of food-borne illnesses, using the new “prevention” tools identified in FSMA. 

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Prices Soften Slightly At Global Dairy Trade Auction
Thursday, September 05, 2013 (777 reads)

Prices softened slightly at the September 3, 2013 GlobalDairyTrade auction. The GDT Price Index and the average selling price both eased back by just over 1%. Whole milk powder (WMP) prices were back by 1.7% across all contract periods and suppliers, while skim milk powder (SMP) prices eased by 0.8%.

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