Front Page - January 19, 2015 • Volume 139, No. 30

Over Half Of US Dairy Farms Enroll In New Margin Protection Program
More than 23,000 US dairy operations, or 50.4 percent of all licensed dairy operations in the US, have enrolled in the new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP-Dairy), US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Monday.

Licensed Cheese Imports In 2014 Reached Highest Level Since 2009; December Licensed Imports Up 68.5% From December 2013

Licensed US cheese imports during 2014 totaled 199.5 million pounds, up 17.3 percent, or 29.4 million pounds, from 2013 and the highest level of licensed...


Dairy CPI Set New Record In December, Rose 5.3% In 2014; Increase Outpaced All Other Food Categories Except Meat, Poultry

The Consumer Price Index for dairy and related products was a record-high 229.87 in December (1982-84=100), up 0.6% from November and 5.3 percent...

Senator Wants FDA Crackdown On Food Violations; House Bill Could Slow Regulations
US Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) on Monday urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a three-step plan to address recent reports of rat-infested and otherwise insanitary food warehouses that supply food to restaurants across the US...


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More in this week's Cheese Reporter

  • From Our Archives • Coming Events • NASS Dairy Prices • Futures Report Activity
  • Dairy Product Markets - Wholesale Cheese & Butter Prices • Cold Storage Reports
  • Whey Markets • Cheese Prices: Cheese Markets


Gold Peg International Receives Patent For Apparatus For Producing A Pasta Filata Cheese In Continuous Process

Johnson Industries Gets Patent For Improved Cutting System For Extruded String Cheese

Kelley Supply Introduces RipCordTM, Described As An Easy, Blade-Free Way To ‘Debox’ Dairy Products

Nelson-Jameson Adds Pink To Its Collection Of Color-Coded Products

Garon Foods Announces Winners Of ICTE’s Favorite Flavors Challenge; Offers New Flavors

DSM Goes “Beyond Coagulation” To Help Cheese Makers Extend Shelf Life Of Texture

McKay TransCold’s Rail Service Designed To Offer Better Way To Move Cheese •

Johnson Industries Introduces Two Continuous Waterless Cookers To Deal With Cook Water •

Bob-White Systems’ LiLi Pasteurizer Now Approved For Use In All 50 States

Haden And Custance Outlines Customer Benefits Of Its Cheese Block Handling Technologies •

Extrutech Plastics Introduces New ‘Stay In Place’ Concrete Form For 6-Inch Poured Walls


New Books

New Products

EDCO Food Products Receives Safe Quality Food Certification Fully Automated 40-Pound Cheese Block De-Boxing, De-Bagging And In-Line Block Tracking Available United Industries Adds Larger Size Stainless Steel Tubing For Increased Volume Throughput CrystalBan™ Prevents Calcium Lactate Crystals In American-Type Cheese; Improves Yield