Regulation & Safety

Bipartisan whole milk bill draws support from the northeast

By Beth Newhart

US Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced a new bill last month that would increase milk options in school lunches. The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 832) is starting...

The study recommends that to ensure milk safety new monitoring plans should be applied based on the identification of hazards at each stage of the milk chain. © Pic: Getty Images/Zerbor

Study: New monitoring of BPA in dairy products needed

By Jim Cornall

Researchers in Italy have studied the occurrence of bisphenol A (BPA) in milk using a new monitoring model, and they suggest their results mean new monitoring plans should be applied at each stage of the milk chain.

The yogurt meals were all tested in a school production kitchen and taste-tested by students.

New yogurt-based recipes chosen for school lunch program

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America and the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) have chosen 12 yogurt-based foods submitted by school districts across the country. Yogurt is considered a meat alternate in school meals and services the growing popularity of vegetarian diets.

Overall US cheese production likely reached 13 billion pounds in 2018. Pic: ©GettyImages/ShotShare

US cheese surplus not an 'unusually enormous amount'

By Beth Newhart

Last month, the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) called attention to the record 1.4 billion pounds of surplus cheese currently in US cold storage. But it may not have a simple solution, or even be as big of a problem as the public thinks.

Are consumers really confused by dairy alternative names? Pic: ©GettyImages/byheaven

Plant-based labels argument continues

By Beth Newhart

In 2018 the FDA committed to looking into the arguments surrounding plant-based dairy alternative product labels using dairy terms. The agency collected public input on the debate until January 25.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

A new report on sustainable diets recommends a daily dairy intake of 250g, which the chief executive of Dairy UK, Judith Bryans, says is

New report recommends reduced dairy intake

By Jim Cornall

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has published a report, Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, which is delivering the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy...

The government and especially farmers are able to point to ways they have been tackling environmental issues. Pic: ©Getty Images/Oknopo

Quick solutions needed for adverse effects of transformation from lamb to dairy

Industry and government take action to protect NZ waterways

By Richard Whitehead

It is one of the great ironies of dairy farming in New Zealand that animals are being accused of causing untold damage to the environment they live in.

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