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Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Foodborne Illness Risk

March 27, 2015 10:40 am | by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future | News | Comments

Researchers determined that raw milk was associated with more than half of all milk-related foodborne illness, even though only an estimated 3.5 percent of the U.S. population consumes it.

IDFA Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | by International Dairy Foods Association | News | Comments

The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation...

Listeria Outbreak Traced to 2nd Blue Bell Production Plant

March 25, 2015 9:00 am | by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 3-ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was traced to a plant in Broken Arrow,...

Alabama Agriculture Officials Checking for Recalled Ice Cream

March 25, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama agriculture officials said in a statement Tuesday that single-serving cups of chocolate...

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FDA: Recall Expanded for Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

March 24, 2015 12:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell is recalling 3-ounce cups of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream that have tab lids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the cups could be contaminated with the bacteria, which can cause fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

Prison Sentences for Egg Theft Scheme in Cuba

March 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen people in Cuba have been sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for conspiring to divert millions of eggs to the black market.

US Dairy Producers Not Yet Out of the Woods

March 16, 2015 2:55 pm | News | Comments

Despite a recent rally in dairy commodity prices, up from January lows, Rabobank’s Q1 2015 report on the dairy industry finds that suppliers are not out of the woods yet.

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Officials: Listeriosis Linked to Ice Cream Not Cause of 3 Deaths, May be Factor

March 16, 2015 9:15 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday. But listeriosis didn't cause the deaths, according to a Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman.

Egg Industry Orders Up Kevin Bacon Ad Campaign; Will it Work?

March 12, 2015 12:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The American Egg Board plans to launch an advertisement campaign later this week featuring "Footloose" actor Kevin Bacon. The Board will use puns involving his last name to help push eggs as a top staple in the American diet. 

France Fines Yogurt Makers For Price-Fixing

March 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision announced Thursday targets 11 companies — including Yoplait and Lactalis — that represent 90 percent of the French market in yogurt and related products.

How Robots Are Saving the Dairy Farm

March 10, 2015 2:50 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe. Cows go to robotic milking stations on their own, where they are identified, milked, and sent back out to the barn until the next milking.

Blackmailers Threaten to Poison New Zealand Infant Milk Formula

March 10, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An anonymous blackmailer threatened to poison infant formula in New Zealand to protest the country's use of poisonous baits for pest control, and sent dairy giant Fonterra packets of milk powder laced with pesticide.

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FDA Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk

March 5, 2015 2:50 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

Ben & Jerry's Open to Making Weed-Infused Ice Cream

March 4, 2015 11:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The famous ice cream kings Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's declared in an interview with HuffPost Live that they would be open to making and marketing a marijuana-infused flavor where weed is legal.

NY Farming Economy Grows 22 Percent in Five-Year Period

March 3, 2015 1:15 pm | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agriculture contributed an estimated $37.6 billion to New York's economy by 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent over the previous five years, but the number of farms declined slightly, according to the state comptroller. Milk was the largest commodity, with $2.4 billion in sales, followed by grains, peas and beans at $856 million, the report said.

Jack Nicklaus to Have His Own Ice Cream

February 25, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Schwan Food Company in Minnesota is teaming up with the 18-time major champion to create Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream. It will be sold by the pint and available in grocery stores in select markets.

Goat Farmers, Producers Try to Secure Enough Milk as Demand Rises

February 23, 2015 10:35 am | by KOURTNEY LIEPELT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans' growing taste for more unusual fare has contributed to a steady increase in demand for goat products in recent years, and producers across the country are trying to determine how to secure enough milk to give consumers what they want.

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Helping Stock Food Banks With Milk

February 23, 2015 9:57 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President for Marketing and Product Management, Tetra Pak | Articles | Comments

Milk is one of the food bank items most in demand by Americans living in food-insecure households. Suley Muratoglu, vice president of Tetra Pak, examines how shelf-safe milk can help fill in the gaps for food banks, while providing supply chain and environmental benefits for manufacturers.

Healthful Diet Report: Sugary Drinks Out; Coffee, Eggs In

February 20, 2015 7:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol. And it says the caffeine in a few cups of coffee could actually be good for you.

VIDEO: West-Coasters Try Wisconsin's Favorite Foods For First Time

February 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by Movoto Originals | Videos | Comments

Six Californians were asked to set down their granola bars, back away from the avocado, and taste some of the most notable foods from America's Dairyland. Wisconsin's cuisine packed a few surprises for these West-coasters.

Ice Cream...With Skin?

February 13, 2015 9:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Inventor David Edwards is trying to change the way we take in nutrition. His best known creation is wikicells, an edible skin meant to replace traditional food packaging. Edwards' biggest problem isn't creating these alternatives, but selling the public on them.

Study: Many Dark Chocolates Contain Milk Despite it Not Being Listed on Label

February 11, 2015 1:44 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on the dark chocolate this Valentine's Day. Although dark chocolate generally isn't made with milk, a new FDA study shows that there are traces of milk in some candies.

VIDEO: Why Swiss Cheese Has Holes

February 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by SciShow | Videos | Comments

"Why does Swiss cheese have holes" is probably the most-asked question on the Internet. As it turns out, the answer is actually pretty simple. SciShow breaks it down, hole by hole, for us. But the real question here is: "What is Swiss cheese called in Switzerland?"

Dean Foods Profits in 4Q, Misses Street Forecasts

February 10, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

For the three months ending on Dec. 31, Dean Foods Co. earned $5.3 million, or 6 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $37.7 million, or 40 cents per share, a year earlier. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.    

Cover Story Extra: 'Suite' Success for Berner Food & Beverage

February 9, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Berner Food & Beverage — an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods — stays on top of nearly every aspect of its operation through its use of Aptean's Process Manufacturing Suite.

Breyers Ice Cream Says 'No' to Artificial Hormones

February 9, 2015 12:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

In the latest scoop, Breyers ice cream has announced it will stop using any milk or cream from cows treated with the hormone rBST. Breyers, the largest ice cream brand in the Unilver portfolio, will begin selling its rBST-free products as soon as March.

Photo of the Day: Get Your Froyo On!

February 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

To some, today is just another day; Friday, February 6. But to many others, today is celebrated as one of the nation's top food holidays —  National Frozen Yogurt Day. While the dessert seems simple enough, the production process proves opposite.

A Powerful Solution to Production Downtime

February 6, 2015 9:40 am | by ABB | News | Comments

Auckland, New Zealand-based Fonterra is the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, reaching over 100 countries. Globally, the company produces over 22 billion liters of milk each year, of which 750,000 liters are handled at their Takanini facility located just outside of Auckland. 

US Dairy Industry Concerned on Geographical Indications and Common Food Name Issues

February 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Consortium for Common Food Names | News | Comments

The U.S. Dairy Export Council briefed U.S. and EU negotiators on deep-set concerns with the EU's current approach to protections for geographical indications (GIs). The presentation was made during the stakeholder briefings in conjunction with this week's U.S.-EU talks on the TTIP.

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