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Is This America's Best Butter?

May 22, 2015 8:35 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Diane St. Clair makes butter for some of America's best chefs, including Thomas Keller. CNNMoney's Katie Quinn finds out why it tastes so good.

Chobani is Planning an All-Out Assault on Greek Yogurt Foes This Summer

May 22, 2015 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

An influx of Greek yogurt into supermarket aisles from General Mills and Dannon has sent execs...

Listeria: FDA Finds Problems at Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate...

US Dairy Companies Urge Congress to Act Now to Reform COOL and Protect American Jobs

May 19, 2015 11:45 am | by International Dairy Foods Association | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization's final ruling Monday against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling...

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Dairy Alternative Segment Does Milk Market Good

May 19, 2015 8:00 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Got almond milk?  Fact is, more and more refrigerators nationwide are being stocked with almond milk and other assorted dairy alternatives.  As a result, there has been clear a shift in the U.S. beverage market with momentum clearly favoring milk alternatives.

In the News: Blue Bell Creameries Announces Layoffs After Listeria Problems

May 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out the latest developments surrounding this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

Blue Bell Layoffs Spur Worker Outrage, Gratitude

May 18, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reactions have ranged from outrage to sympathy among the families of workers affected by Blue Bell Creameries' announced plans for layoffs and furloughs, as the Texas-based company is cutting more than a third of its workforce after a series of listeria illnesses were linked to its ice cream.

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Jeni's Resumes Ice-Cream Making After Cleaning Since Recall

May 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. The company traced the source to a machine in its Columbus kitchen. It decided to destroy $2.5 million worth of ice cream, then cleaned and reworked production to prevent future contamination.

Study: California Dairy Industry Contributes $21 Billion To State's Economy, Stimulates Ripple Effect Of $65 Billion

May 15, 2015 8:20 am | by California Milk Advisory Board | News | Comments

California farms sold about $9.4 billion worth of milk while the dairy industry contributed approximately $21 billion in value added to the gross state product in 2014, according to a California Milk Advisory Board study conducted by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Bird Flu Found at South Dakota Egg-Laying Chicken Farm

May 14, 2015 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds. Dakota Layers says it was told by the state veterinarian Wednesday that one of its nine barns tested positive for avian influenza.

Cereal Maker Post Says Bird Flu Squeezing its Egg Supply

May 14, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. says the Midwest's deadly bird flu outbreak is affecting more of its egg supply. Post estimates that roughly 20 percent of its egg supply is impacted by the outbreak, up from 14 percent just days ago.

Egg, Turkey Meat Prices Begin to Rise as Bird Flu Spreads

May 12, 2015 11:45 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys.

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Texas Lawmakers Back Raw Milk Legislation

May 12, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Raw milk proponents in Texas are one step closer to buying the product outside of the state's dairy farms. The Texas House gave final approval late last week to legislation that would allow consumers to buy unpasteurized milk at farmers markets or via delivery services.

Update: FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Plant Before Outbreak

May 8, 2015 5:05 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Results of a Food and Drug Administration investigation released this week showed the company had found 17 positive samples of listeria on surfaces and floors in its Oklahoma plant dating back to 2013. The FDA said Friday that it "was not aware of these findings" before doing its own inspection this year in response to the outbreak.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

May 8, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Eggsposing Eggs: What Labels Really Mean For You and the Chicken

May 8, 2015 8:25 am | by Andrea Moore, contributing writer | Articles | Comments

Egg cartons are cluttered with claims about organic, cage-free, free-roaming, vegetarian chickens that produce eggs packed with omega-3s. But does this magical creature really exist or is it just the same old hen in new packaging?

FDA: Listeria Contamination in Blue Bell Plants Goes Back 2 Years

May 8, 2015 8:10 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to an investigation. But the company didn't issue any recalls or shut down its production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year.

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Jeni's Traces Source of Listeria to Pint-Filling Machine

May 7, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CEO John Lowe says in a statement Wednesday that the company will never be sure how the bacteria got into the machine, which filled a portion of the pints for retail sales, but efforts continue to clean the Columbus facility.

Dean Foods Combining Milk Brands Under National Label

May 4, 2015 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dallas-based company will start using the label "DairyPure" for its 31 brands of milk. The new label will be in addition to regional labels. Part of the new marketing strategy will highlight that the milk is tested for antibiotics, has no artificial growth hormones and comes from local dairies.

Low Milk Prices, Glutted Market Put Strain on Dairy Farmers

May 4, 2015 10:40 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An increase in milk production combined with sharply lower exports and declining sales of fresh milk have combined to depress milk prices paid to farmers from a 2014 high of about $28 per hundred pounds — about 9 gallons — to below $18 this spring.

4 Charged After Undercover Video Shows Cows Whipped, Punched

May 1, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Four men have been charged with cruelty to animals after undercover video showed employees at a southern New Mexico dairy whipping cows with chains and wire cables and kicking and punching the animals.

Chobani Launches New Brand Platform and Creative Campaign Centered on Brand's Natural Values

May 1, 2015 8:10 am | by Chobani | News | Comments

Committed to its founding mission of providing better food for more people, Chobani's multi-media, multi-platform campaign focuses on the brand's core belief: "To love this life is to live it naturally."

Greek Yogurt Coming to a School District Near You

May 1, 2015 7:55 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The past several years have seen Greek yogurt emerge as a food industry darling due to both its health halo and because the product has spurred growth in the overall retail yogurt segment.

Cheese, Poultry Facilities to Open in Virginia

May 1, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Turkeys USA LLC will invest $1.4 million in its first U.S. poultry processing facility, creating 33 jobs and Ewes Guys LLC will do business as Twenty Paces and invest $321,000 in a cheese facility at Bellair Farms.

Jeni's to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream After Listeria Found

April 30, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CEO John Lowe says in a statement that the product to be destroyed amounts to 15 tractor-trailer loads on more than 300 pallets. It will cost the Columbus, Ohio-based company more than $2.5 million.

Georgia Education Officials Checking Campuses for Recalled Ice Cream

April 29, 2015 7:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said in a statement Tuesday that the Georgia Department of Public Health is working with schools and school districts to remove Blue Bell products from campuses.

Is Ice Cream Safe? Federal Health Officials Say Yes

April 27, 2015 8:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in a sample of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related.

Ohio Food Safety Testers to Start Checking Ice Cream

April 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio food safety testers are adding ice cream to the list of items they pull from store shelves to check for contamination. That change comes as two well-known producers recall frozen treats amid concerns about possible listeria contamination, which is unusual in ice cream.

Recall Review: April 20-24

April 27, 2015 7:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Here is a recap of the food industry recalls that were in the news last week.

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