Move over cupcakes and cake-pops, this season's tastiest wedding trend has officially arrived, wedding cheese cakes. Elegant wheels of California cheese stack up to create a savory spin on the classic wedding cake and offer couples a tasty way to personalize their special day.
The Hershey Company announced Tuesday it is launching a new candy brand in China called Lancaster™. The new products will initially launch in three cities — Wuhan, Hangzhou and Chengdu — in June, followed by a wider distribution in 2014.
Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced the launch of a new line of shelf stable sherbet flavored freezer bars which are rolling out at major national retailers this spring. Baskin-Robbins' Sherbet Flavored Freezer Bars are the first freezer bar treat from Baskin-Robbins that guests can conveniently purchase at participating supermarkets and drug stores nationwide.
A Helena judge heard arguments Tuesday over a California-based food distributor's challenge of a rule that says milk sold in Montana must be stamped with a "sell-by" date of 12 days after it is pasteurized. Core-Mark International argues consumers would be better informed with a "use-by" date set by the processor, while Montana's milk-producing industry supports the current rule.
Move over cupcakes and cake-pops, this season's tastiest wedding trend has officially arrived, wedding cheese cakes. Elegant wheels of cheese stack up to create a savory spin on the classic wedding cake and offer couples a tasty way to personalize their special day.
As the House and Senate Agriculture Committees prepare to write a new Farm Bill this week, the list of organizations opposed to a proposed dairy program continues to grow. Nearly 150 organizations and businesses across the food chain, from farmers and food manufacturers to food retailers and consumers, have signed letters to members of Congress urging them to oppose the "Dairy Market Stabilization Program" (DMSP).
French yogurt maker Danone says it has agreed to take a more than 90-percent stake in organic baby food maker Happy Family. Although Danone is known for its yogurt, baby food is one of its fastest-growing divisions. Revenue there rose more than 15 percent last year. But with Europe's economic crisis hitting sales hard in markets close to home, the Paris-based company has been looking for opportunities to expand abroad.
A dairy company is voluntarily recalling ice cream produced in Winston-Salem and distributed to 10 states that don't identify possible allergens because the product is packed in the wrong containers. Dairy Fresh said Thursday it's recalling some IGA Brand Vanilla and Chocolate in a 1.75 quart package because it's really Heavenly Hash ice cream that may contain almonds, coconut and soy.
Dean Foods' net income skyrocketed in the first quarter on the sale of its massive Morningstar division. The Dallas food and beverage company surprised Wall Street even when the sale of Morningstar is excluded and shares rose in early trading.
The National Chocolate & Dessert Show (NCDS) returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier on Sunday, October 20 to Tuesday, October, 22 as the nation’s only trade show dedicated to the chocolate and dessert industry. Foodservice operators, retail buyers, chefs, and chocolatiers attendees will leave with the key learnings and solutions to run a successful chocolate or dessert operation or retail program.
The National Chocolate Show will return to Navy Pier in Chicago this October as the National Chocolate & Dessert Show, the only trade show dedicated to the chocolate and dessert industry. Exhibitors at the show will offer all the tools to create a chocolate or dessert line, from packaging, equipment, ingredients, and more.
In 1880, Limburger, which is smeared with a foul-smelling bacteria to make it age quickly, was described by local author John Luchsinger as "a premeditated outrage on the organs of smell." Mark Twain wrote about "a most evil and searching odor" in his 1882 tale, "The Invalid's Story."
Monroe, Wisconsin is a tranquil town of 10,000 nestled in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin, where pale brown cows gaze soulfully from fields and silos dot the landscape. This charming place is also home to the stinkiest cheese in the world.
Food processor groups voiced their strong support last week for the Dairy Freedom Act in a letter to the bill's authors, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and David Scott (D-GA). The bill would offer the safety net of margin insurance for dairy farmers without forcing them to participate in a supply management program, a provision included in the dairy section of last year's Senate and House Agriculture Committee Farm Bills.
Dean Foods Co. said Wednesday that it will distribute a portion of its remaining stake in The WhiteWave Foods Co. later this month. The dairy processing company took WhiteWave — which makes Silk soy products and Horizon Organic dairy products — public in October and is using proceeds to pay down debt.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy today announced new science-based resources available for dairy producers, processors, industry partners and stakeholders. The resources help the industry act on the unprecedented scientific research commissioned as part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment — a collective effort of the dairy value chain to measure and improve the sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to table.
A large Wisconsin dairy cooperative plans to close a cheese plant, idle another plant indefinitely and lay off more than 100 employees. Baraboo-based Foremost Farms is closing an Alma Center plant that makes mozzarella cheese for foodservice markets. The co-op is idling a cheddar cheese plant in Waumandee.
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association will provide a national platform to promote June Dairy Month. June Dairy Month will have added promotional power this year as NFRA and their agency, Edelman, have developed a PR program for refrigerated dairy that will be launching in May. The program will build upon and reinforce the category’s strengths, while igniting a healthy new passion for refrigerated dairy.
With Chinese consumers turning to sources abroad, major retail outlets in Germany, Britain, the Netherlands and Hong Kong have limited sales of several leading brands of baby formula. In Europe, parents have been stockpiling the milk powder at home, further intensifying the shortage.
“This year’s winners include dairy farms and businesses from across the country who took steps to reduce their environmental impact, improve their profitability and increase their contribution to a sustainable 21st century food system,” said Molly Jahn, professor of genetics and agronomy at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the awards’ judges panel.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® announced the winners of the second annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on April 23 at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes dairy farms and businesses of all sizes for practices that advance the industry’s commitment to healthy products, healthy communities and a healthy planet.
Rabobank has published a new report on the U.S. morning eating occasion, particularly the breakfast cereal market, examining factors that are contributing to a decline in breakfast cereal consumption, and leading consumers to turn away from the cereal bowl in favor of other breakfast options. Rabobank also explores various strategies by breakfast cereal companies to inject new growth into the category.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the Danone Institute International have announced a global collaboration to evaluate the state of the science surrounding the relationship between yogurt consumption and health, to be initiated with the first Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced today that it has now surpassed the milestone of 200,000 square feet for the 2013 PROCESS EXPO trade show. The show will be held November 3-6 at McCormick Place (South and North Halls) in Chicago.
Organic dairy company WhiteWave Foods Co. plans to expand its plant in Virginia's Rockingham County, creating 36 jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that the company will invest $69.8 million to expand its Mount Crawford facility. The upgrades will include a new warehouse facility and machinery to expand production and meet increased market demands. The plant has been in operation for 25 years.
Health officials are seeing more food poisonings caused by a bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry. A study released Thursday said campylobacter cases grew by 14 percent over the last five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report was based on foodborne infections in only 10 states — about 15 percent of the American population.