Regulation & Safety

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DFA wraps up accelerator and merger deal

By Beth Newhart

In late June the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) started a merger with St. Albans Cooperative Creamery. It also held the Demo Day for six agriculture and dairy startups in its third annual accelerator.

Commission Chair Anna Rawlings said the case served as a strong reminder to businesses that they must be mindful of agreeing prices with a distributor that competes with them in the retail market. Pic: ©Getty Images/geckospake

Milfos to pay NZ$825,000 in price-fixing case

By Jim Cornall

GEA Milfos International Limited (Milfos) has been ordered to pay a penalty of NZ$825,000 (US$548,430) in the Auckland High Court after admitting it engaged in price-fixing with competitor Dairy Automation Limited (DAL) between at least October 2012 and...

Wisconsin wants more kids to drink milk

By Beth Newhart

As Wisconsin’s dairy farms continue to decline, the state assembly is encouraging more children to consume milk, particularly through school lunch programs.

“Today’s dairy aisles are continuously changing to keep up with consumer demand for affordable as well as premium products.

DSM puts early childhood nutrition on display at IFT

By Beth Newhart

DSM Ingredients of the Netherlands showcased its products for all stages of life at the 2019 IFT show in New Orleans last week. Preconception, pregnancy, nursing, infants, toddlers and kids all fit into its portfolio of food and beverage ingredients....

Fair Oaks Farms is one of 30 farms that provide milk to fairlife.

Fairlife and Coca-Cola deal with Fair Oaks abuse fallout

By Beth Newhart

Last week, an undercover video surfaced showing severe calf abuse at Fair Oaks Farms. The Indiana-based farm supplies milk to ultrafiltered milk brand fairlife, which is a Coca-Cola Company partner. Several retailers have pulled the products from shelves...

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Synlait has applauded the New Zealand government's sustainability initiative. Pic: ©Getty Images/PatrikStedrak

Synlait supports Zero Carbon Bill

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait has responded positively to the government's Zero Carbon Bill announcement, which includes new methane targets.

The decision tool assists producers with calculating total premiums costs and administrative fees associated with participation in DMC. Pic: ©Getty Images/steverts

USDA launches decision tool for Dairy Margin Coverage program

By Jim Cornall

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new...

The DBA met in Madison to discuss the future of Wisconsin's dairy community. Pic: Getty/Sean Pavone

DBA announces legislative and budget priorities in Wisconsin

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Business Association (DBA), an organization of the Wisconsin dairy community, outlined its legislative and budget priorities for 2019-2020 at a Dairy Day this month, taking place at the Capitol in Madison.

The new publication promotes the implementation of good animal welfare practices in dairy production at a global scale.

IDF updates Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production

By Jim Cornall

At the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Forum in Paris, the International Dairy Federation (IDF), in collaboration with the OIE and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has released the updated...

Representatives from African and European organizations called for a balanced agricultural and trade policy in the EU to guarantee fair conditions for dairy farmers in Africa and Europe.

Rally calls for sustainable European production

By Jim Cornall

At a rally close to the EU Council building earlier this week, dairy farmers from Burkina Faso, Mali, and three other West African countries joined European dairy farmers to call for sustainable production in Europe and Africa to ensure the survival of...

Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.

ProPreg is a preventative health measure aimed at reducing dairy farmers’ reliance on antibiotics and hormones in their cows. Pic: Healthy Cow

Healthy Cow brings dairy to the forefront of FoodBytes! San Francisco

By Beth Newhart

Another FoodBytes! pitch competition has come to a close after final presentations March 28. As one of the 15 featured startups, Healthy Cow showcased its mission to develop products that help improve cow health and productivity from a systems biology...

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.

Gottlieb's resignation comes just two months after he denied rumors he planned to leave the FDA. Pic: WikimediaCommons

Gottlieb resigns from FDA, dairy projects in the balance

By Beth Newhart

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signed a resignation letter Tuesday with intent to leave the role in one month. He has served as Commissioner for nearly two years and been pivotal in the recent plant ‘milk’ vs. dairy...

More than 3,200 people have attended the Center's workshops since 2010. Pic: ©GettyImages/PeopleImages

Dairy food safety workshops set 2019 schedule

By Beth Newhart

The Innovation Center for US Dairy has announced plans for five food safety training workshops this year, bringing together dairy farmers, company CEOs and industry leaders to work on “shared social responsibility priorities and opportunities.”

The infant formula market is expected to be worth around $32bn by 2023. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

Melamine 10 years on: Foreign and ‘foreign’ firms vie for position

By Richard Whitehead

A decade after the first convictions were handed down to figures at the center of a tainted infant milk powder scandal that rocked consumer confidence in Chinese domestic dairy products, how have local firms clawed their way back and what have foreign...

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.

As GHG emissions go down, butter prices could go up

By Beth Newhart

The EU uses environmentally friendly fuels like ethanol and biodiesel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). But the vegetable oils that make up EU biodiesel are facing high demand and a higher carbon tax, resulting in price increases for butter.

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