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

  Industry News 
  • DFA to close dairy plant in Mo.
    Dairy Farmers of America plans to shut down a milk processing plant in Monett, Mo., later this year. Larry Purdom, a member of DFA's board of directors, said a recent drought in the region had decreased milk supplies and made it more difficult for the plant to run at full capacity. "We were having to go out and get about half of [the plant's milk supply] from western Kansas or Texas," he said. Drinks Business Review (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Whole Foods vows GMO labeling by 2018
    Whole Foods Market is the first grocery chain to set a deadline for labeling food with genetically modified organisms, vowing the move by 2018 at U.S. and Canadian stores. "We are stepping up our support of certified organic agriculture, where GMOs are not allowed, and we are working together with our supplier partners to grow our non-GMO supply chain to ensure we can continue to provide these choices in the future," co-CEO Walter Robb said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/8), The Shelby Report online (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Domino's makes the most of global pizza joy
    Domino's Pizza became one of only eight restaurant chains worldwide to boast 10,000 restaurants when it opened a location in Istanbul last year. While the toppings may change from one market to the next, the universal love of bread, sauce and cheese is driving sales higher both at home and abroad, said CEO J. Patrick Doyle. Forbes (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Milk products have quality proteins, nutrition experts say
    Dairy products such as milk and yogurt provide high-quality proteins that help with heart health, weight and glucose control, and digestion, nutrition experts said. Registered dietitian Nancy Rodriguez said the best way to get these proteins is through food rather than supplements, and it is important that intake be spread throughout the day by including protein in each meal. Today's Dietitian (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Children's diets may be swayed by celebrities
    Children were more likely to eat snack foods endorsed by celebrities, even when the celebrity was seen in a context other than the advertisement, according to a U.K. study to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study results indicate that endorsers' influence contributes to overeating, researchers said. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dairy processors brew coffee and tea tie-ins
    Consumers turn to coffee and tea for the flavor, energy boost and health benefits, and companies can take advantage of the popular beverages as ingredients in other products, ingredients suppliers say. "Teas and coffees are flavoring spoonable and drinkable yogurts and healthy smoothies, ice creams, gelatos, dips and spreadable cheeses and, in their most exotic expressions, dairy-based sauces and soups," said Greg Robertson, president and founder of Teawolf. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research chefs play integral role in food product development
    Food manufacturers, aware of consumers' growing culinary savvy and interest in authentic ethnic meals, have hired chefs to help produce new products to release to their entire market or tailored for specific customers. "I'm actively involved in bringing new product concepts from my research, dining experiences or from experimenting in the test kitchen," said Joe Ascoli, research chef at Kettle Cuisine Inc. "I then take the lead in shaping those concepts into bench-top prototypes for testing and evaluating, and am an active participant in gathering operator and consumer feedback." Food Processing (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Milk Procurement Workshop to cover trends, policy and pricing
    IDFA's Milk Procurement Workshop will provide an overview of dairy industry trends, policy and pricing basics with a focus on understanding milk price regulation, including how farm milk is priced both inside and outside the Federal Milk Marketing Order System. The workshop will be held March 20-21 in Rosemont, Ill. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meet the trainers for IDFA’s Dairy Accounting & Finance Workshop
    Carl Herbein leads the Herbein + Company team of experienced dairy accounting professionals in providing services to dairy manufacturing companies. Ron Mong, CPA, leads the dairy consulting practice and has developed spreadsheets and templates to help dairies with report preparation. View the agenda and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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