Front Page - May 22, 2015 • Volume 139, No. 47

WTO Rules Against US In Country Of Origin Labeling Dispute; House Panel OKs Repeal
The World Trade Organization (WTO) this week issued a final ruling against a US country of origin labeling (COOL) rule, prompting concerns over possible trade retaliation and a vote to repeal the COOL law by the House Agriculture Committee.
The COOL complaint was lodged against the US by Canada and Mexico, and the WTO’s fourth and final ruling, issued...

EU Applauds Revisions To Lisbon Agreement On Geographical Indications; US Dairy Groups Concerned

Negotiators approved a revision to the Lisbon Agreement for the protection of appellations of origin at a conference here, a conclusion that was applauded by the European Commission’s agriculture chief but greeted with concern by several US dairy organizations.


Milk Production Rose 1.7% In April; California’s Output Down 2.1%; Wisconsin’s Production Up 4%; Cow Numbers Revised Upward

US milk production in the 23 reporting states during April totaled 16.63 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from April of 2014, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported Tuesday.
The March milk production estimate was revised up by 30 million pounds, so March

Proposals Take Different Approach On Whey Value In CA’s 4b Formula
Two proposals were submitted to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) this week for consideration at next month’s hearing on the Class 4b pricing formula, and those proposals take different approaches to the whey factor in that formula.

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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


General Machinery Corp Introduces Single Direction Horizontal Cheese Cutter

Chr. Hansen Introduces Phage Robust Adjunct Culture That Increases Fat Perception Of Fresh Dairy Products

Kelley Supply Synergizes Efficiencies With New Engineering And Automation Division

New Magnetic Mat From Powder-Solutions Controls Transfer Of Ferrrous Metal Into Sensitive Areas Like Production Rooms, Offices

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

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

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


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