Front Page - August 11, 2017• Volume 142, No. 8
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FDA To Exercise Enforcement Discretion On UF Milk In Cheese
Agency Won’t Take Action Against Cheese Makers That Use Fluid UF Milk And Don’t Declare It On Label
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued guidance to industry stating that the agency will exercise enforcement discretion regarding the use and labeling of fluid ultrafiltered milk (UF milk) and fluid ultrafiltered nonfat milk (UF nonfat milk) to make standardized cheeses and related cheese products.
FDA said it also intends to exercise enforcement discretion regarding the declaration of ingredients in the labeling of standardized cheeses and related cheese products when fluid UF milk.....
Dairy CPI Rose 0.6% In July; Retail Cheddar Cheese, Whole Milk Prices Increased

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for dairy and related products was 216.434 in July (1982-84=100), up 0.6 percent from June and 0.9 percent higher than in July 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.
That was the first increase in the dairy CPI since February, when the dairy CPI reached 220.552, its highest level since January 2016


Lake Country Dairy Named 2017 WI Grand Master Cheese Maker; Auction Raises Record $56,760

Team Lake Country Dairy from Schuman Cheese in Turtle Lake, WI, was named the 2017 Grand Master Cheese Maker here Thursday evening at the Wisconsin State Fair’s annual Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction.
Lake Country Dairy earned the award, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), with its Monteau, which won first place in the Smear Ripened Cheese class. . ....

EU-Mercosur Trade Deal Could Make It More Difficult For US Dairy Exporters In Brazil
A trade agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the four Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) could make it “even more difficult” for US dairy exporters to compete with EU dairy exporters in Brazil if access is granted at a zero percent tariff, according to a recent report from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Negotiations for the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA) began in 1999, FAS noted. However, failing to agre. . .



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More in this week's Cheese Reporter

  • From Our Archives • Coming Events • NASS Dairy Prices • Futures Report Activity
  • Dairy Product Markets - Wholesale Cheese & Butter Prices • Cold Storage Reports
  • Whey Markets • Cheese Prices: Cheese Markets




Urschel Introduces New Affinity Integra Dicer For Difficult-To-Cut Products Like Cheese

Nelson-Jameson Releases 70th Anniversary Edition Of Its Buyer’s Guide

WeighPack Offers Comprehensive Cheese Weighing Solution: PrimoCombi 0.5L

G-M-I’s New Strainer Barrier Gasket Accepted For Use In USDA Inspected Plants

GEA Teams Up With GE To Develop ‘GE Blister Free’ RO Membranes For Dairy Industry

Technopak Opens USA Division To Service, Maintain Dairy Powder Packaging Machines

Powder-Solutions Inc. Offers MAGNATTACK’s RapidClean Swing-Away Magnet Grate

With Rheolution’s CoaguSens, Cheese Makers Can Determine Best Curd Cutting Firmness

RELCO Set To Rollout Upgrades To Stoelting Cheese Equipment As Part Of Rebranding Effort





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