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November 12, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Chicago school officials consider limit on drinks and snacks
    The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote this week on a measure that would bar the sale of sweetened drinks and whole milk. It would also limit sales of candy for fundraising. Each school would be required to create a wellness team to offer fundraisers and celebrations with healthful food and drinks. Chicago Sun-Times (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Processors find opportunity in milk packaging, flavors
    Packaging, new flavors and vitamin fortification are among the areas that milk processors are focusing on to capture greater market share, this article says. Some are also looking to establish new distribution channels that take milk into unlikely venues, such as bars. (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Perimeter packaging moves forward
    Packaging for Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms milk, El Monterey Butcher Wrapped Burritos by Ruiz Foods, tofu from House Foods America and breakfast food from Jimmy Dean shows a fresh direction for products sold at the grocery perimeter. Lehigh Valley uses the opaque Pure Protect bottle, which protects milk from sunlight, and the El Monterey burritos are wrapped in laminate that holds heat well. Progressive Grocer (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Regalia to speak at Dairy Forum on economic signs, impact on dairy
    The U.S. economy was the central issue during the general election, and questions still remain about where the economy is headed and what businesses can expect in the coming year. The 2013 Dairy Forum, Jan. 27-30, will feature Martin Regalia, chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will provide a fresh look at economic indicators and interpret their potential impact on the dairy industry. Have you registered yet? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Denmark eliminates "fat tax" one year after implementation
    Concern for the economy has spurred Danish lawmakers to eliminate a tax on foods that contain more than 2.3% saturated fat. The tax was implemented a year ago. "The fat tax is one of the most maligned we [have] had in a long time," Danish official Mette Gjerskov said. "Now we have to try improving the public health by other means." The Wall Street Journal (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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