New Zealand's leaders are trying to reassure Chinese consumers after a botulism scare threatened sales in a major market for New Zealand milk. New Zealand's response is being led by Prime Minister John Key, reflecting the importance of milk as a pillar of its exports.
July was another good month for Wisconsin's dairy farmers, according to the latest federal statistics, which say the state produced 2.3 billion pounds of milk in July. That figure is up 3 percent from previous production output from July 2012.
Nearly all consumers buy private label products when grocery shopping, according to a new study. Of the categories studied, dairy products were the most frequently purchased private label groceries, while snacks ranked second, and cereal and cleaning supplies tied for third.
China's product safety agency said Tuesday it has impounded 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of lactoferrin powder supplied by Westland Milk Products Co. after the company said it found high levels of nitrate in the food supplement.
A Sri Lankan judge has temporarily ordered New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to stop selling its milk products or advertising them as safe. The ruling was issued after the Sri Lankan Health Ministry said two batches of milk product showed traces of an agricultural chemical.
New Zealand's dairy industry faces another contamination problem following a recent botulism scare. The Westland Milk Products company said Monday that some of the lactoferrin powder it exported to China was found to have high levels of nitrate.
Some of Italy's most sought after parmesan cheeses are stored every year inside a temperature controlled vault inside the country's Credem Bank, part of a cash-for-cheese loan that started 50 years ago. The value of the cheese this year tops 190 million euros.
Dean Foods Co. said Wednesday that the company is planning a reverse stock split of its common shares. These kinds of stock splits reduce the number of shares outstanding and companies typically do it to boost the value of its existing shares.
In this photo, researchers organize food inside a simulated Martian base dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions.
Fonterra senior executive Gary Romano resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a botulism scare. In his role as managing director of New Zealand Milk Products, Romano oversaw the tainted product line that sparked a global recall of infant formula.
At Stoney's in Washington, there are multiple varieties of grilled cheese. There is the classic, with melted American between two thick slices of buttery Texas toast, crispy on the outside but chewy in the middle. The "super" variety adds juicy tomato, break-your-tooth-crunchy bacon and plenty of onions.
Sourcing and specification of everything from ingredients, materials and machinery must be in line with corporate goals, but the top priority is always food safety. Dairy industry professionals will get a first-hand look at these innovations at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
To appreciate Washington and its true character, get away from the monuments and venture to the quickly developing stretch around the 14th Street corridor. There, discover the best tribute to the ultimate American comfort food: Stoney's grilled cheeses.
Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it's like to live on Mars are emerging from their experiment on a barren Hawaii lava field. The NASA-funded study is researching what foods astronauts might eat during a mission to Mars.
An animal welfare group poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow, but the damage was quickly scraped away and the iconic sculpture is back on display. Iowans for Animal Liberation, which promotes veganism, claimed responsibility in a news release.
To succeed in the competitive dairy industry, managers from the CEO to the plant floor must be aware of the food safety standards and regulations driving equipment innovations. These standards enhance sanitation while speeding changeovers, boosting productivity and reducing downtime.
Montana District Judge Mike Menahan has rejected a lawsuit filed by California food distributor Core-Mark International that tried again to abolish the rule requiring that milk sold in Montana to be stamped with a "sell-by" date of 12 days after pasteurization.
WhiteWave Foods Co., which makes Horizon Organic milk and Silk beverages, slightly raised its earnings per share guidance for the year on Friday. The company, which was spun off by Dean Foods last year, expects to earn between 69 cents per share to 72 cents per share.
Sartori Cheese announced that Chai BellaVitano was named "Best New Dairy Product" at the 2013 International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, UK. One of the world's largest competitions, more than 4,285 cheeses from 27 countries were entered this year by the world's best cheesemakers.
French dairy company Danone SA has acquired Connecticut-based yogurt maker YoCrunch in a move aimed at expanding its presence in the U.S. M&Ms candies and Oreos cookie crumbs are among the toppings to which YoCrunch has secured licenses.
When dirty pipes at a rural New Zealand milk factory put the entire nation on high alert, it was an unsettling reminder for many New Zealanders that their prosperity is tied to a single company. Dairy giant Fonterra, announced that the unsanitary pipes had tainted some of the whey concentrate it sells for use in infant formula.
China has fined six milk suppliers, including Mead Johnson and Fonterra, a total of $108 million for price-fixing after an investigation that shook the country's fast-growing dairy market. The announcement came as China reels from a separate recall of milk supplies from Fonterra this week.
The chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said the risk that people could contract botulism from infant formula made with the company's whey concentrate has ended. Theo Spierings said that all supplies of potentially contaminated infant formula had been removed from the international market.
For the first time in France, fast food overtook traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising. French lawmakers have swung into action to protect their cuisine, which the government officially considers a matter of national pride.
The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats. For the first time in France, fast food overtook traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising faster by the year.