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Milk Surplus Hurting Dairy Sales

July 2, 2015 4:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dairy prices worldwide are down nearly 40 percent as forecasters predict another year of record milk production in 2015. Farmers in the U.S., however, appear to have little incentive to cut back at the moment.

MSU Completes Upgrades to Cheese Production Facility

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent upgrades to the Custer Dairy Processing Plant at Mississippi State University mean fewer...

This Week in Food History: Cheez Whiz is Born

July 1, 2015 1:35 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the first domestic case of Mad Cow...

Chobani Selected as Greek Yogurt Provider For School Lunches

June 30, 2015 9:10 am | by KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school...

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 29, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

Milk Offers Health Benefits and Innovation Opportunities

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the milk industry moved away from the “Got Milk” tagline last year after 20 years of featuring smiling celebrities with milk mustaches, it wasn’t because consumers didn’t love the ads. It was because the campaign didn’t stop the steady downward slide in Americans’ milk consumption.

Food Supplier Sues Egg Farm Alleging Breach of Contract

June 24, 2015 8:20 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michael Foods Egg Products Co., a subsidiary of St. Louis-based cereal-maker Post Holdings Inc., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Des Moines on Monday alleging Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms in Corwith is in breach of a Jan. 27, 2014, contract.

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Monthly Egg Report Reveals Depth of Impact of Bird Flu

June 23, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers.

Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Items

June 22, 2015 9:05 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms this spring.

Jeni's 22 Ice Cream Shops Reopened Saturday

June 22, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams retail shops have reopened after the company's second bout with listeria in its production plant.

Friday Food Funnies, Wk. 4

June 19, 2015 2:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The work week has (almost) officially come to an end, or at least for those 9-5 Monday through Friday workers like myself. For just a few minutes, I want you to forget about work. Let's laugh the stress and struggles away with this week's Friday Food Funnies, shall we?

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 19, 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 stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Dairy Index Reveals Opportunities to Revitalize Milk Through Innovation, Communication

June 17, 2015 2:40 pm | by Tetra Pak | News | Comments

Consumers worldwide remain overwhelmingly positive about the goodness of milk, understand its nutritional value, but feel variety and convenience are not keeping pace with modern lifestyles and expectations.

This Week in Food History: The Birth of Pizza Hut

June 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the first commercial ice-cream factory, the planting of the first macadamia nuts, the invention of Cracker Jack and the birth of Pizza Hut.

Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chickens in US

June 17, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.

In the News: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out the latest on this story by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 10:26 am | by MITCH STACY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Listeria was discovered during routine swabbing that is part of the monitoring process, and the Columbus-based company is taking steps to figure out how it got into the plant, CEO John Lowe said in a statement on the company's website.

Authorities Investigate Alleged Abuse at Colorado Dairy

June 15, 2015 9:25 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating whether any of the workers at a Colorado dairy farm filmed kicking and hitting cows should be charged with a crime. But they could have a hard time finding the workers and prosecuting them if they do.

New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns to Preventing Repeat

June 12, 2015 3:35 pm | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.

US Wholesale Prices Jump in May, Led By Eggs

June 12, 2015 1:40 pm | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price of eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza.

Milk Proteins May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

June 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers have determined that dietary compounds formed in milk-based products lowered serum total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides in mice.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 12, 2015 12:35 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 stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Blue Bell: Listeria Source Likely ID'd at Oklahoma Plant

June 11, 2015 9:20 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant.

Why Parmesan is Tapping the Kosher Market

June 10, 2015 12:37 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A growing number of Italian companies are seeking a Kosher certification to increase exports, particularly to Israel and the U.S., where demand is booming.

This Week in Food History: The Merger That Created PepsiCo

June 10, 2015 12:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay, a patent for the manufacture of soft surface cured cheese, and the first long distance transport of frozen foods.

First Midwest Farm Hit by Bird Flu Restarts

June 10, 2015 8:00 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the region to be affected is growing turkeys again — even though the virus is still lurking in Minnesota and beyond.

Private Lab Says Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell

June 8, 2015 9:30 am | by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.

General Mills Launches Yoplait Yogurt in China

June 8, 2015 9:23 am | by General Mills | News | Comments

According to Euromonitor, yogurt is a $10 billion category in China, with sales growing at a double-digit pace. General Mills is focusing Yoplait's initial launch in Shanghai and plans to grow the brand through a city-by-city approach before expanding geographically.

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