Front Page - February 27, 2015 • Volume 139, No. 36

Importers Want Historical License Reduction Provision Eliminated
USDA Proposed Seven-Year Suspension; Fonterra Wants Lottery Replaced With First-Come, First-Served System

While the Cheese Importers Association of America (CIAA) said it was “pleased” to see that a proposed US Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule would suspend, for an additional seven years, the historical license reduction provision, the CIAA “strongly recommends” the elimination of that provision “because it threatens the business of importing high-quality specialty cheeses.”

Dairy CPI Declined 0.9% In January, Largest Drop Since April 2012; Retail Cheddar, Milk Prices Fall, But Still Above A Year Ago

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for dairy and related products 227.80 in January (1982-84=100), down 0.9 percent from December but 3.8 percent higher than in January of 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Thursday.


January Milk Production Rose 2.1% Despite 2.6% Decline In CA; In 2014, Top Four Dairy States Set New Milk Production Records

Milk production in the 23 reporting states during January totaled16.527 billion pounds, up 2.1 percent from January of 2014, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported last Friday.

Two-Thirds Of Campylobacter Outbreaks Over 1998-2012 Period Attributed To Dairy
Nearly 75 percent of Campylobacter illnesses over the 1998 to 2012 period were attributed to dairy (66 percent) and chicken (8 percent), while more than 80 percent of Listeria illnesses were attributed to fruit (50 percent) and dairy (31 percent), according to a report released this week.

A Sample of Inside

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


Kelley Supply Synergizes Efficiencies With New Engineering And Automation Division

New Magnetic Mat From Powder-Solutions Controls Transfer Of Ferrrous Metal Into Sensitive Areas Like Production Rooms, Offices

Gold Peg International Receives Patent For Apparatus For Producing A Pasta Filata Cheese In Continuous Process

Johnson Industries Gets Patent For Improved Cutting System For Extruded String Cheese

Nelson-Jameson Adds Pink To Its Collection Of Color-Coded Products

Garon Foods Announces Winners Of ICTE’s Favorite Flavors Challenge; Offers New Flavors

DSM Goes “Beyond Coagulation” To Help Cheese Makers Extend Shelf Life Of Texture

Johnson Industries Introduces Two Continuous Waterless Cookers To Deal With Cook Water •

Bob-White Systems’ LiLi Pasteurizer Now Approved For Use In All 50 States

Haden And Custance Outlines Customer Benefits Of Its Cheese Block Handling Technologies •

Extrutech Plastics Introduces New ‘Stay In Place’ Concrete Form For 6-Inch Poured Walls


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