After two requests for federal mediation, a bargaining session was scheduled for early February with WestFarm Foods and Teamsters Local 66 in the ongoing labor dispute at the Seattle-based processor. A King County judge issued a second temporary restraining order to limit picketing at WestFarm plants in Seattle and Issaquah and at corporate headquarters in Seattle.
IDFA conference promotes marketing to consumers’ health concerns
packaging equipment. The contest is sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Field magazine.
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With four new cheese classes and an expected 1,200 entries worldwide, the 2004 World Championship Cheese Contest anticipates a healthy competition for its 25th annual event. The contest, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, will be in March in Madison, Wis. The four categories — colby and Monterey jack, flavored and unflavored spreadable cheese, quesos frescos for Hispanic cheeses and quesos para fundir for Hispanic melting cheeses — round out 40 overall cheese classes. During judging week, contest results will be posted in real time at www.wischeesemakersassn.org. Digital images will be displayed on the Web site and WCMA will broadcast live video of the final championship round.