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US milk production is still on the rise, according to a September inventory report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which indicated a 2.1% increase compared to 2015 reaching a total of 16.7bn lbs of milk.
GMO Labeling Solution Bill Passes Senate
July 8th, 2016
After 30 hours of debate, the GMO labeling bill passed the senate with a 63-30 vote on July 7th around 11pm. The bill is now off to the House, which is in recess until September, for yet another vote. Vermont officials do not plan to enforce their state based GMO labeling bill, that went into effect July 1st, until 2017. A push is still needed to pass this compromised solution before the end of the year. The American Dairy Coalition commends Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and the Senate for their commitment to ensuring farmers can continue to use sound science to produce healthy and affordable foods for the world. ADC will continue to work hard on this solution and keep you informed on developments.
The Senate Agriculture Committee has reached a deal on GMO labeling legislation, but Congress will not be able to meet the July 1st deadline outlined in Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law. The American Dairy Coalition will continue to update you on developments on these key policy issues.
For more information on this and other related news, please visit http://www.americandairycoalition.org/index.html
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August 17, 2015
More than one-third of the dairy processors on the Dairy 100 have annual revenues of $1 billion or more.
The big keep getting bigger. So do the small, for that matter. More than one-third of the dairy processors on the Dairy 100 have annual revenues of $1 billion or more. In the previous report, 33 dairies broke that barrier; this report identifies 36 billion-dollar dairy processors. Five years ago just 29 plants were billion-dollar operations.
At the other end of the list, the price of admission has risen. Last year, No. 100 had sales of $100 million. This year, No. 100 reported sales of $105 million.
This is our 22nd annual Dairy 100 report of the largest dairy processors based in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Three companies are based in Canada and one in Mexico. Wisconsin is the state that is home to the most Dairy 100 firms (12), followed by California and Minnesota (each with 10). See our interactive map for the complete list of headquarters of the Dairy 100.
Nestle USA, based in Glendale, Calif., retains its No. 1 spot. Sales of its ice cream, frozen desserts, milk-based beverages and bottled water totaled $9.7 billion. No. 3 Saputo, based in Montreal, is the largest Canadian-based dairy processor. It reported sales of more than $8 billion in the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. No. 12 Grupo LaLa is the only dairy based in Mexico on the Dairy 100. LaLa’s 2014 sales were $2.9 billion.
By Laurence Gibbons
There has been a “changing of the guard” in the dairy sector as French firm Lactalis has overtaken Danone as the world’s second largest dairy company, according to Rabobank.
Dairy Foods Article: “Kroger’s new dairy processing plant in Denver is the Dairy Foods 2015 Plant of the Year”
Mountain View Foods processes fresh conventional and organic milk in half-gallons and gallons and it packages aseptically processed milk, creams and juices in quarts and smaller bottles.
The Kroger Co.’s Mountain View Foods plant in Denver is the 2015 Plant of the Year. The dairy was one of 11 facilities nominated by Dairy Foods. More than 5,100 votes were cast on dairyfoods.com during the six-week voting period which ended July 6.
Dairy Foods will present the award at the International Dairy Show, Sept. 15 to 18 in Chicago. The show is organized by the International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C. Kroger executives will present a seminar about the dairy processing facility on Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. The Plant of the Year trophy will be given out on Sept. 18 at noon during IDFA’s awards ceremony.
June 3, 2015
Final regulations implementing the major provisions of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including new regulations for inspections, will be issued this coming August. When compliance enforcement starts in the fall of 2016, companies will be required to conduct a comprehensive hazard analysis, establish risk-based preventive controls and verify their supplier’s preventive controls as part of the inspection process.
By Mark Astley, 12-May-2015
US dairy giant Dean Foods does not plan to “migrate away” from its regional fresh milk brands despite the launch of its national banner, DairyPure.
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There is good news on the horizon thanks in part to of all things, the U.S. government. USDA recently said it intends to make Greek yogurt a permanent part of its national school lunch program as a meat alternative beginning in September 2015. The news came after a 12-state pilot program involving Greek yogurt suppliers, such as Chobani, indicated protein-rich foods not only have nutritional value, but students show sufficient demand for protein-rich products such a Greek yogurt.
USDA will accept bids from potential Greek yogurt suppliers for the 2015-2016 school year. It will be interesting to see if Chobani’s involvement in the pilot program will give the company an advantage since it is already a top-selling Greek yogurt brand in the United States and often credited with being a leader in the Greek yogurt revolution.
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