More than forty executives from the International Dairy Foods Association member companies took CAFTA approval and other issues to lawmakers on Capitol Hill during the Association's annual Washington Conference.
USDA closed the books June 30 on its FY 2005 Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) with almost no activity for the year. During the entire year, USDA never requested bids or awarded bonuses, so no dairy products were exported under the once-popular program. The reason is not much of a mystery. Demand for U.S. dairy products was strong throughout the year, keeping prices high, making government compensation for exporters unnecessary. International milk production was down, and the currency battering suffered by the dollar worked to U.S. producers' advantage, pumping up demand for U.S. non-fat dry milk. U.S. NFDM exports are up 155% since July 1, 2004, when the DEIP fiscal year began.
Coolbrands International, Inc., Ontario, last month reported losses of $6.9 million for its third quarter, saying that the conclusion of an important contract with Weight Watchers and costs relating to the development of new brands were the major factors.
DUBLIN, Calif.-The National Food Laboratory, Inc. says that it received notification from FDA accepting filing of the first rotary bottle filler intended for aseptic packaging low-acid beverages, in the United States.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bomp Pop®, and Wells' Blue Bunny is marking the occasion with a special promotion. Wells' is running a sweepstakes that offers consumers a chance to win, by redeeming Bomb Pop sticks with winning code numbers. Prizes include a trip for four to Disneyland, and a Nintendo game system.