As more dairy processors are answering the call for cleaner labels, retailers are adding more shelf space for such foods and beverages. Also, consumers are increasing their purchases of organic products.
The clean label trend (which is dominating the conversation in the food industry) isn’t so much a trend anymore, but a “movement.” This is a common thing I’m hearing when talking to dairy processors and suppliers lately. With consumers making it very clear what it is they want, more food manufacturers are recognizing this movement and are answering the call with new product innovation, more transparency about what they use, changing the ingredients, or in some cases, all of these things.
Valued at $35 million annually now, it could double in five years, says the Organic Trade Association.
July 1, 2014
Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. A trade deal gives American organic farmers, processors and businessesgreater access to Korea’s growing market for organic products.
On the occasion of its silver anniversary, the CEO of Organic Valley writes that the co-op is “investing in the next generation of farmer and staff leadership, building our culture and growing our organic mission together.”
Westby Cooperative Creamery urges customers to “take home country goodness.” Sales at the Wisconsin co-op are growing steadily, thanks to contract manufacturing of organic and conventional products, steady demand from foodservice and institutional accounts, and a focus on product development.
A look at milk, cheese, butter and powder supply and demand.
November 17, 2012
Class I demand continues to be very strong in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, limiting manufacturing milk supplies. California milk output trends continue to indicate steady to slightly higher gains. Processing plants are running at manageable levels and no issues are expected over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Conditions have been ideal for milk production across Arizona and total output is increasing on a weekly basis.