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New York Senator Gillibrand Backs Dairy COOL
Thursday, March 04, 2010 (1254 reads)


New York’s Senator Gillibrand has added her voice to a call for country of origin labeling (COOL) to be expanded to dairy products, following a further recall last month of melamine-tainted milk from China. The bill proposed retaining the exemption for processed foods, but if passed, it would require COOL labeling for dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and butter.



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Chr. Hansen Launches New Kosher for Passover Cheese Cultures
Thursday, March 04, 2010 (1314 reads)


Chr Hansen is expanding its range of Kosher for Passover cheese cultures, which will enable cheese makers to produce cottage cheese, cheddar, and white brined cheese that meet Judaism’s highest purity standards.



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Study Suggests Inulin-blend Offers Low-Fat Dairy Opportunities
Thursday, March 04, 2010 (1507 reads)


Low-fat dairy products that taste like their full-fat varieties may be formulated with a blend of long and short-chain inulin, says a new study from Spain.



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USDA Launches Interactive Atlas Comparing Food and Health
Thursday, March 04, 2010 (1035 reads)


The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new online mapping tool to assess American food environments and how a range of factors may relate to diet-related illnesses. The tool, Your Food Environment Atlas, has been designed for the use of food policy makers, researchers, and the general public. Users can pick from a list of variables, such as proximity to grocery stores, food insecurity, physical activity levels, food taxes, health, and food prices, among others, and apply them to any American state.
 



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Milk Powder Prices Rise After Two Months of Decline
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 (1175 reads)


Milk powder auction prices rose for the first time in three months, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd., the world’s largest dairy exporter, stated.



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Fonterra Traces Musty Flavor Defect in Dairy Drinks
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 (1462 reads)


Fonterra research has found that a musty flavor defect in beverages containing calcium caseinate is due to tainting by TBP and TBA, which likely to be caused by contamination in transport.



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Dung Beetles and Human Error Explain Prolactal Cheese Contamination
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 (1113 reads)


Prolactal has revealed that an error led to the wrong cultures being used in the production of cheese that authorities in Austria and Germany have linked to seven deaths.



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Dairy Industry Backs First Lady's 'Let's Move' Effort
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 (1275 reads)


The dairy industry interrupts its regularly scheduled "milk moustache" campaign to bring you an ad in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" program to combat childhood obesity.



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Bemis to Sell Cheese Packing Assets to Seal Alcan Deal
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 (1117 reads)


 Bemis will have to sell Alcan cheese and meat packaging assets to secure its $1.2bn takeover of Alcan Packaging Food Americas. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the acquisition this week on condition that Bemis sell Alcan cheese and meat packing assets worth $100m including two facilities in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and Menasha, Wisconsin.
 



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New Codex is Tool for Ethical Practice, says USP
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 (1162 reads)


 Food manufacturers aspiring to ethically sound practices should seek ingredient quality assurance, says US Pharmacopeia, the standards-setting authority behind the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).



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