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January 11, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Growth in customer spending slows in December
    Customers slowed their purchasing in December, a new report from First Data shows. Spending grew 4%, down from the typical 6% to 10%, the company reported. The slowdown was blamed on residual effects of Hurricane Sandy and anxiety over the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. QSRMagazine.com (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Adding calcium and vitamin D to diet boosts body-fat loss
    Calcium and vitamin D supplements added to an energy-restrictive diet led to more body-fat loss over 12 weeks compared with just the diet alone, according to a study in Nutrition Journal. The Chinese researchers said there was no difference in overall body weight changes between the study groups. NutraIngredients (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Half of world's food goes to waste
    According to a new report by Institution of Mechanical Engineers, about half of the 4.4 billion tons of food produced annually isn't eaten due to inefficient harvesting, storage and transportation or it is wasted by consumers and markets. "This level of wastage is a tragedy that cannot continue if we are to succeed in the challenge of sustainably meeting our future food demands," the group said in its report. CNN (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA shifts focus to prevention in proposed food safety rules
    The FDA proposed new food safety rules that would subject processors to stricter safety monitoring and require produce farmers to keep deadly bacteria out of their fields. All aspects of growing and harvesting produce will be covered by the proposed safety standards. The proposal represents a shift from the current emphasis on reactions to disease outbreaks to disease prevention. The Wall Street Journal (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Top five things to know about the International Dairy Show
    Mark your calendar for the International Dairy Show, which will be held Nov. 3-6 in Chicago. As part of its attendee promotions, the International Dairy Show has outlined the top five reasons dairy professionals will want to attend, including co-location with PROCESS EXPO, more networking opportunities, a more convenient location, improved programming and on-floor promotions. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Processors: Plan new projects with IDFA Online Buyers' Guide
    Are you considering new projects and preparing new budgets for beyond 2013? Use the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide to find the products and services your company expects to use. "Now is a good time to visit the Buyers' Guide if you're planning future projects," said Cindy Cavallo, IDFA director of membership. "The guide lists hundreds of companies serving the dairy industry that would appreciate the opportunity to offer a quote." Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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