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January 2, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • IDFA congratulates Congress and President Obama on farm bill extension, "fiscal cliff" agreement  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • General Mills adds new yogurt products for 2013
    General Mills is launching several new products for the new year including GoGurt Twisted in Strawberry Mango and Screamin' Green Apple flavors and Yoplait Pro-Force Greek yogurt. The company says it hope to take advantage of growing demand in the "better-for-you" snacking category. (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  The Market 
  • Dunkin' Donuts tests gluten-free donuts
    Gluten-free donuts may soon be available at Dunkin' Donuts around the country. Reaction has been positive at stores in Boston and South Florida where the donuts are being tested. A report by Packaged Foods predicts the gluten-free food market will reach $4.2 billion in 2012. (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Nutrition 
  • Fructose intake promotes hunger, study finds
    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed fructose did not help lower blood flow in the appetite-regulating regions of the brain and failed to release satiety signals, whereas glucose did. The findings suggest fructose may contribute to the obesity epidemic by promoting hunger, food intake and insulin resistance, researchers said. The Daily Mail (London) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Clock ticking on employers contemplating benefits under health law
    With less than a year before most of the federal health care law provisions kick in, companies are considering making changes to contain their health care costs, experts say. Strategies being considered include eliminating health coverage for retired employees, increasing workers' premiums and putting new employees into more basic health care plans. Large firms are less likely than smaller firms to make significant changes to their health coverage, experts say. The Wall Street Journal (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IDFA News 
  • Start the New Year with latest edition of "Dairy Facts"
    "Dairy Facts 2012", published by IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine, provides a comprehensive overview of 2011 sales, consumption and production data for the dairy foods industry. Available in print or PDF format, this 112-page booklet offers an excellent summary of the overall health of the U.S. dairy industry and trends in fluid milk, cultured dairy, cheese, and ice cream and frozen desserts markets. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dairy Forum to offer sessions on supply, demand and social media
    Heading to Dairy Forum in Orlando this month? Be sure to attend one of the three dynamic concurrent sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, which will focus on getting milk to where it's needed, getting American products to the people who want them and getting the truth out through noisy social networks. Dairy Forum will be held Jan. 27-30 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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