Front Page - July 22, 2016 • Volume 141, No. 10
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FDA Finds Pathogens In Less Than 1% Of Raw Milk Cheeses Sampled
After testing a total of 1,606 samples of raw milk cheese in 2014 and 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found raw milk cheese aged 60 days to have less than a 1 percent contamination rate for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli 0157:H7 and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), according to test results released Thursday by FDA.....

Milk Production Rose 1.6% In June As Cow Numbers Resumed Increase; Michigan Tops Pennsylvania

US milk production in the 23 reporting states during June totaled 16.655 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from June of 2015, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported Thursday.
May’s milk production estimate was revised down by 2 million pounds, but was still . ..


Senate Bill Aims To Boost Transparency Of Federal Commodity Checkoff Programs

US Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) last week introduced a bill intended to bring more transparency and accountability to federal commodity checkoff programs.
The Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016 notes that, although the laws establishing

Coliform Testing Should No Longer Be Used To Assess Safety Of Natural Cheese: Study
Coliform detection in finished products, including cheese, has traditionally been used to indicate whether a given product has been manufactured under unsanitary conditions, but a new study suggests that “generic coliform testing cannot be used to assess the safety of natural cheese.”



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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