Twenty-eight dairy manufacturers, including some of the largest food companies in the U.S., have sent letters to the Senate conferees for the 2013 Farm Bill, calling on them to accept the House-passed dairy title that does not include a controversial new program that would periodically limit milk supplies.
Dairy Farmers of America broke ground Thursday on a planned $40 million milk processing plant in Cass City, Michigan. The national dairy marketing cooperative says the facility about 85 miles north of Detroit will process 3 million pounds of milk each day.
A branch of the Yuengling family will re-launch its ice cream in early 2014, bringing back a cherished Pennsylvania-made product that's been absent from store shelves and scooping stands for nearly three decades. Yuengling's Ice Cream is a premium ice cream line of 10 all-natural flavors.
A drought shrank yearly revenue at New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, but the company said Wednesday that Chinese demand for milk powder remains robust. Fonterra is New Zealand's largest company and a bellwether for the fortunes of the South Pacific nation's farming-driven economy.
Investment firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP and China's CDH Investments are forming a joint venture with Chinese dairy producer Modern Dairy to distribute raw milk throughout China. China's demand for imported milk soared after several safety scares with milk in the country.
Investment firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP and China's CDH Investments said that they are forming a joint venture with Chinese dairy producer Modern Dairy to distribute raw milk throughout China. The joint venture comes after several safety scares with milk in China.
As Kleinpeter Farms Dairy celebrates its 100th anniversary, the fifth generation of Kleinpeters is entering the business. Taylor Kleinpeter spent August at a 1,600-acre dairy farm in rural St. Helena Parish, the first step in an intensive training process that will prepare him to take a leadership role with the dairy.
Consumer products supplier Unilever is investing $108 million to expand operations at a West Tennessee factory that makes ice cream under the brand names Breyers, Klondike, Good Humor and Popsicle. Unilever officials and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the expansion at the factory in Covington.
Dairy Fresh, which has operated a milk bottling plant in Baker, La., since 1985, plans to close the facility as the company consolidates its operations into its Lafayette bottling facility in order to improve operating efficiencies and enhance competitiveness.
Dairy Fresh, which has operated a milk bottling plant in Baker, La., since 1985, plans to close the facility in mid-November. Officials say the move will affect about 40 employees as the company consolidates its operations into its Lafayette bottling facility.
Globally, milk production is expected to reach 827 million tons in 2020 —19 percent over 2010 — and dairy product sales are expected to reach $494 billion in 2015. The need for efficiency has been driving that growth, according to a new study.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has released voluntary best practices for enhanced dairy traceability. The practices were designed to increase global competitiveness, help satisfy requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and quickly isolate products to protect public health and prevent brand damage.
A new report ranks the 20 largest companies in the global dairy industry, and highlights the trends affecting these giants in one of the world’s most dynamic food sectors. While the top five dairy players continue to maintain a firm hold on their positions, elsewhere in the sector there is much movement.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working with money supplied from government grants to develop new dairy farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while boosting productivity and profitability at dairies.
At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps.
Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a slew of studies to determine how dairy farms can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. They will look at what animals eat, how their waste is handled and the effects on soil, water and air.
Yogurt maker Chobani said the mold that triggered a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups this week is not associated with foodborne illnesses like salmonella or E. coli. The company identified the mold as Mucor circinelloides, a common species that usually affects fruits, vegetables and other plants.
National Geographic's Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips visit a state-of-the-art industrial facility dedicated to milking dairy cows. While there, the scientists examine the automated processes used to more efficiently milk the animals.
Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold. The recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were "swelling and bloating."
The imminent closure of a cheese manufacturing plant in Ravenna will cost the central Nebraska community more than 170 jobs. Officials at Leprino Foods blame a diminishing dairy supply for the plant's shutdown, the Kearney Hub reported.
Chobani, based in New Berlin, N.Y., is pulling some of its Greek yogurt from supermarket shelves after hearing of "swelling or bloating" in cups. The company said it has investigated and found a type of mold commonly found in dairy that may be to blame.
Cheesemaker MDS Foods Inc. plans to build an expanded production facility in Manchester, Tenn. The Tullahoma News reports that a 58,000-square-foot facility will be constructed over two phases. Employment is expected to grow from 41 to about 70 in the next few years.
Fonterra has resumed operations in Sri Lanka after temporarily closing its plant out of concern for the safety of its staff. Operations in Colombo were temporarily halted after supporters of a government-allied political party held a protest near Fonterra's office.
A Virginia dairy cooperative says it's buying a vacant ice-cream plant in Hagerstown, Md., that produced Good Humor bars for nearly 30 years before it closed last year. Valley Pride LLC of Harrisonburg, Va., plans to begin milk and ice cream production at the plant this fall.
Karen Olson, the former CEO of a Mat-Su Valley creamery, said she hopes a federal grand jury indictment against her ultimately will set the record straight on the company she helped create. She is charged with defrauding the state to illegally obtain a $430,000 loan for Valley Dairy Inc.