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Industry Welcomes FDA Claims Crackdown
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (1218 reads)

By issuing warning letters to 17 companies including Nestle and Pom Wonderful, the Food and Drug Administration demonstrated it had both the motivation and the muscle to remove misleading nutrition and health claims from the market, a move industry has welcomed.

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Tetra Pak Banks on Emerging Markets for Growth
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (1157 reads)

Tetra Pak said stronger sales in the final quarter of 2009 and emerging markets offset declining demand in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as it posted an increase in net sales of 1.2 percent for the year to almost €9bn.

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Institut Rosell-Lallemand Acquires DSM Probiotic Line
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (1279 reads)

Dutch chemical company, DSM has sold its LAFTI range of probiotic strains targeted at immunity enhancement to the Institut Rosell-Lallemand but is to retain the dairy segment.

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FDA Should Improve GRAS Oversight, Says GAO
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (1183 reads)

The FDA needs to improve its oversight of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food ingredients, claims a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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CCC Auctioning Large Volumes of Surplus Nonfat Dry Milk on The Seam
Friday, March 05, 2010 (1883 reads)

On Wednesday, March 3rd, approximately 23 million pounds of restricted use NDM were offered and sold through The Seam's online auction platform from USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation ("CCC") stocks at prices averaging $.75 per pound. Another roughly 5 million pounds were purchased March 4th and as of noon on March 5th, almost another 7 million pounds had been sold, for a total of at least 35 million pounds.

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Agri-Mark: Cabot, McCadam Sales Hit $655 Million in 2009; $17.5 Million Paid to Farmers
Friday, March 05, 2010 (1308 reads)

Dairy cooperative Agri-Mark made a profit of $14.9 million in 2009, its second-best operating result. The cooperative's sales of fresh milk and dairy products under the name Cabot and McCadam were $655 million. The cooperative also paid $17.5 million in premiums to farmers throughout the year.

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Registration Opens for 3-A SSI 2010 Education Program and Annual Meeting
Friday, March 05, 2010 (1227 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces registration for the 2010 Education Program and Annual Meeting on May 17-21, 2010 at the Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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US Government to Hold Food Safety Meetings
Friday, March 05, 2010 (1212 reads)

Federal agencies in the US have announced two major public meetings later this month will look at progress on the success of food safety measures, including the tracing of E.coli contaminated products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said a workshop in Washington DC on March 30 aims to decide how best to measure progress in reducing foodborne illness.

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3-A SSI Announces Accreditation Exam for Expanded Inspection Programs
Friday, March 05, 2010 (995 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 May 17, 2010 at The Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Convention Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in conjunction with the 3-A SSI 2010 Annual Meeting and Education programs.

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New Beverage Products are Dashing to Dairy
Thursday, March 04, 2010 (1332 reads)

Beverages of all types are working in dairy products and less obvious dairy ingredients for health, satiety and just plain enjoyment. Beverages are taking on a milky white hue as dairy dresses up with omega oils, juices take on dairy proteins and non-milk "dairy' choices broaden their botanical horizons. But this isn't merely variety for its own sake; there's method behind the dash to dairy-based new products.

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