In an Oregon State University study, researchers developed a tool for predicting artisan cheese startup and operating costs based on a number of factors, including types of milk and cheese. Experts say aspiring cheesemakers should expect to pay at least $250,000.
The Innovation Center for U.S Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, published the 2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report. The report outlines how the progress of the industry has helped strengthen dairy's role in a sustainable food system.
Stonyfield, one of the world's leading organic yogurt makers, in collaboration with Cambridge-based WikiFoods, Inc., received the "Best New Concept" award at the 2014 World Dairy Innovation Awards for its new product, Frozen Yogurt Pearls.
The Consortium for Common Food Names is calling on the European Union to make the right decision on a controversial geographical indication proposal that would grant Denmark exclusive use of the name 'havarti' in the EU. A trans-Atlantic food name battle continues.
Cheese manufacturer Schreiber Foods, founded in 1945 in Green Bay, is set to open its new headquarters in the same Wisconsin city, bringing in as many as 700 employees. The company makes cream cheese, processed cheese and other dairy products.
The Italian police have seized 2,400 wheels of contaminated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, known around the world as the famous Parmesan, and arrested four people in the latest safety problem afflicting some of Italy's most prized foods.
Cheese lovers, beware! Kraft Foods, known for their iconic Oscar Meyer and Velveeta brands, has recalled 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese products from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest.
With beef in short supply and prices going through the roof, the beef industry is starting to get a little help … from the dairy industry, according to Richard Williams, ABS Global general manager for North America.
Consumers aged 55 and above make up over a fifth of dairy consumption in the US, and this number is set to increase. According to Canadean, manufacturers should develop functional dairy products to meet the needs of the aging population.
Farm automation, already popular in Europe, is starting to catch on in the U.S. The old-fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break by letting a fleet of robots do the dirty work.
Dan Brown, a Blue Hill farmer who wanted the right to sell raw milk without being forced to spend thousands of dollars for upgrades to win a state license, lost his appeal to Maine's highest court. Brown was issued a civil summons in 2011 for selling without a license.
Company showcases special packaging film that replaces heavy cans, bottles, jars, trays and select flexible packaging. The product is stackable, flexible and reclosable.
Vermont's iconic ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's renamed its fudge brownie ice cream to Food Fight! Fudge Brownie for the month of July to help raise money to defend a new state law that requires the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms.
Are manufactured foods too salty? Food processors and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try and prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
Company's new molecular detection assay helps food processors and other parties detect Salmonella. The assay is certified for egg, meat, dairy, powdered dairy products, cocoa-based products, spices and herbs, concentrates and instant coffees.
China's plans to build up large producers of infant formula call for creating 10 producers by next year. China's dairies have been struggling since a 2008 scandal over tainted formula that killed several babies and prompted parents to switch to imported brands.
Company introduces special packaging films for a new yogurt pouch. The new pouch is designed for on-the-go enjoyment. The resalable cap provides portion control to help reduce food waste and provide consumers with a portable packaging solution.
University of Southampton scientists are trialing a new device designed to sample and detect foodborne bacteria. The sensor is capable of detecting Listeria monocytogens on food industry surfaces, thereby preventing contaminated food from entering the market.
The easy-open bag is designed for small portion deli items, including cheeses and smoked and processed meats. The bag features a tab that opens packages in one quick motion once pulled.
The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), despite the fact that wooden boards have been used for hundreds of years. This will create problems for artisan cheese makers.
The American Cheese Society is strongly against the FDA's ruling of discontinuing wooden boards in the cheese making process due to unsanitary surfaces. The ACS says no foodborne illness outbreak has been found to be caused by the use of wood as an aging surface.
The Food and Drug Administration says the use of wooden boards in the the aging process of cheese is unsanitary, despite the integral part wooden boards have played in a cheesemakers operations. Will this be the end of artisan cheeses as we know it?
Six in ten American adults say they restrict at least one nutritional component from their diet. Sugar and sodium/salt top the list of ingredients American households have at least one person restricting or monitoring, followed by carbohydrates and dairy.
The Teamsters Union cautioned the Federal Trade Commission staff investigating Sysco's proposed acquisition of US Foods that a merger of the top two U.S. foodservice providers could limit competition and negatively affect consumers and food suppliers.
Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, will open a new grocery store to this month that sells expired foods. Rauch said The Daily Table will offer fresh produce, perfectly good dairy and most other grocery store products at deep discounts.