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February 4, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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Seminar: Driving Productivity with the Power of 3D Printing
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  The Market 
 
  • Ice cream cakes are the secret to Dunkin's success, CEO says
    Ice cream cakes from Baskin-Robbins are the "jewel in the crown" of Dunkin' Brands' business, according to CEO Nigel Travis. The chain sold 13.6 million ice cream cakes last year at an average price of $25 each. "That's an amazing number. Think what we could do if we could drive ice cream cakes up another 25 percent," Travis said. Business Insider (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government 
  • USDA proposes stricter rules for school snacks
    The number of calories in snacks sold to students at vending machines or outside the school lunch line should not exceed 200, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in a proposal on Friday. Under the proposed rules, schools also are encouraged to sell water, low-fat and fat-free milk, and 100% juice drinks. Setting higher standards for school snacks will mean "the healthy choice is the easy choice for our kids," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Reuters (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New school food rules would be good for yogurt: Yogurt will be allowed under new nutritional rules for schools being considered by the Agriculture Department. Food must be low in sugar, calories, sugar and sodium, under the new proposed rules. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IDFA News 
  • Registration now open for International Dairy Show
      
    IDFA and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) have opened registration for the co-located International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO taking place in Chicago, Nov. 3-6. Registered attendees to either show will have unlimited access to both show floors and educational programs throughout the four-day event. “This is certain to be the most important dairy, food and beverage processing event of the year,” said Neil Moran, senior vice president of IDFA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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