Front Page - May 27, 2016 • Volume 141, No. 49
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California Permanently Adopts Dry Whey Scale Implemented Last Year
Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), last Friday ordered a permanent change to the dry whey scale in the state’s Class 4b (cheesemilk) pricing formula, effective June 1, 2016.
The dry whey scale being adopted permanently is the same dry whey scale that was implemented on a temporary basis beginning August 1, 2015, and was to have remained in effect until July 31, 2016....

USDA Reduces Fiscal Year 2016 Dairy Export Forecast, Raises Dairy Import Forecast

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in its quarterly Outlook for US Agricultural Trade report released Thursday, reduced its fiscal 2016 dairy export forecast and raised its dairy import forecast.
The dairy product export forecast for fiscal 2016 (which ends September 30, 2016) was lowered by $200 million, to $4.7 billion, as US exports continue to face strong competition in an oversupplied market, USDA explained. .


FDA Finalizes Rule Requiring Food Facilities To Have Defense Plans; NCIMS Is Best Way To Address Dairy Farms

The FDA issued a final rule that requires domestic and foreign food facilities to complete and maintain a written food defense plan to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale public health harm.
FDA released this final rule as part of its implementaiton of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The agency has now finalized all seven major rules that implement the core of FSMA..

Uniform National System For Date Labeling Of Food Could Help Reduce Food Waste
The sources and impacts of food waste in the US, as well as possible solutions, were discussed at a House Agriculture Committee hearing here Wednesday.
“Forty percent of the food grown in this country is wasted,” commented US Rep. K. Michael Conaway, committee chairman. “Tackling food waste in this country is, and should be a non-partisan issue that will be most successful by engaging everyone in the food chain.”.



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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

Nelson-Jameson Launches Its First Department-Specific Catalog: Lab•alog

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

Marchant Schmidt’s New Weigh Belt System Designed For Precise Cellulose Distribution

MAGNATTACK Metal Magnetic Separators Gain USDA Dairy Acceptance

BioIonix Reduces Microbial Contamination In Brine, Extends Shelf Life Of Cheese

Metal Detector Enhanced Platform From Eriez Is Able To Detect Smallest Of Metals In Products Such As Cheese

Chr. Hansen Launches YoFlex Acidifix, ‘The Future Making Yogurt

Kelley Supply Expands Case Packaging Offerings

Sanitary Design Industries Introduces Technology For Environmental Controls In Cheese Aging, Drying, Curing, Storage Rooms


New Books

New Products

EDCO Food Products Receives Safe Quality Food Certification Fully Automated 40-Pound Cheese Block De-Boxing, De-Bagging And In-Line Block Tracking Available United Industries Adds Larger Size Stainless Steel Tubing For Increased Volume Throughput CrystalBan™ Prevents Calcium Lactate Crystals In American-Type Cheese; Improves Yield