Front Page - May 20, 2016 • Volume 141, No. 48
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Pact Would Have Positive Impact On US Dairy Exports, Imports
In the aggregate, a report released Wednesday by the US International Trade Commission (USITC) found that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would have a positive effect on US dairy exports and a positive but more limited impact on US dairy imports.
More specifically, the USITC’s report, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the US Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors, found that,....

Milk Production Up 1.2% In April; California’s Output Declined 3.3%, Wisconsin’s Rose 4.6%, New York’s Up 5.3%

US milk produciton in the 23 reporting states in April totaled 16.843 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from April of 2015, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported Thursday.
March milk production was revised up by 7 million pounds, but output was still up by 1.8 percent from March of 2015.


Cowgirl Creamery And Tomales Bay Foods Acquired By Emmi

Swiss dairy company Emmi is acquiring award-winning cheese company Cowgirl Creamery Corporation and the associated Tomales Bay Foods, based in Petaluma, CA.
Tomales Bay Foods and Cowgirl Creamery were founded in 1997 by Sue Conley and Peggy Smith in Point Reyes, CA. Prior to establishing the companies, Conley and Smith both had many years of experience in well-known California restaurants.

FDA Finalizes Changes To Nutrition Facts Label, Updates Serving Sizes
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, and also issued a final rule updating serving sizes for foods and beverages.
The compliance date for the final rules is July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.
In March of 2014, FDA had proposed two rules to update the Nutrition Facts label, and in July of 2015 had issued a supplemen.



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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

Nelson-Jameson Launches Its First Department-Specific Catalog: Lab•alog

With Rheolution’s CoaguSens, Cheese Makers Can Determine Best Curd Cutting Firmness

RELCO Set To Rollout Upgrades To Stoelting Cheese Equipment As Part Of Rebranding Effort

Marchant Schmidt’s New Weigh Belt System Designed For Precise Cellulose Distribution

MAGNATTACK Metal Magnetic Separators Gain USDA Dairy Acceptance

BioIonix Reduces Microbial Contamination In Brine, Extends Shelf Life Of Cheese

Metal Detector Enhanced Platform From Eriez Is Able To Detect Smallest Of Metals In Products Such As Cheese

Chr. Hansen Launches YoFlex Acidifix, ‘The Future Making Yogurt

Kelley Supply Expands Case Packaging Offerings

Sanitary Design Industries Introduces Technology For Environmental Controls In Cheese Aging, Drying, Curing, Storage Rooms


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