Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions.
At issue is a World Health Organization proposal written in January that seeks to prohibit the promotion of milk and milk products to children under the age of three. In April, The National Milk Producers Federation (representing dairy farmers) and the International Dairy Foods Association (representing dairy processors) urged members of Congress to insist upon a more thorough analysis of the proposal.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Big Business in the United States is against regulation. Except when a law protects its own interests. Case in point: food processors and ingredient labeling.
The new guidelines support the consumption of reduced-fat dairy products. It is up to dairy marketers to figure out how to convince American adults to eat more. They fall short of the recommended three daily servings.
Dairy brands are keeping up with changing consumer habits. Makers of cheeses and yogurts develop snacks. Milk adopts new flavors and portable formats. Ice cream makers face the toughest times as consumers find other foods to eat for dessert.