ELMHURST, Ill.-The world's top dairy researchers and processors will join some of the country's leading nutrition professionals, and food and beverage marketers at the 2005 International Whey Conference (IWC) to be held in Chicago from Sept. 11-14.
DALLAS-Dean Foods Company announced last month that Steve Demos has resigned as president of the WhiteWave Foods division to pursue other interests. The announcement comes less than six months after Demos was picked to lead Dean's expanded value-added division.
Schreiber Foods Inc., Green Bay, Wis., will close its cream cheese facility in north St. Louis over the summer, laying off more than 200, as it moves production to lower-cost facilities. The closing will shut the last remaining former local operation of Raskas Foods Inc., which Schreiber acquired in 2002.
TILLAMOOK, Ore.-Members of the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) have voted 2-1 to stick with a no-rBST policy that has been developed and approved by the organization's board of directors, the co-op says.
Lactaid® Brand has formed a new partnership with 3-A-Day of Dairy, the nutrition-based marketing and consumer education campaign managed through the National Dairy Council. As part of this new relationship, Lactaid becomes a major sponsor of programs designed to educate Americans on the benefits of eating a healthy diet that includes 3 servings of dairy a day.
A bi-partisan group of dairy state lawmakers is pushing a measure through the U.S. Senate to double the size of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) subsidy, which provides payments to producers when milk prices fall. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), the measure's co-sponsors, say it would extend MILC through September 2007 and increase the cap to 4.8 million gallons per year. Coleman says the measure has quickly gained support in the Senate - and beyond.
Dean Foods Co. reported lower earnings for 2004, although sales were on the rise. Executives said volatile raw milk prices caused the Dairy Group, which accounts for 80% of Dean's business to underperform. They also pointed to stronger fourth quarter performance as a sign of good things to come.