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Dairy Products Prices Highlights
USDA Grade AA Butter prices for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes averaged $2.01 per pound for the week ending April 30, an increase of 1.9 cents from the previous week.
Cheddar cheese prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.62 per pound for the week a decrease of 0.3 cents. US 500-pound barrels adjusted to 38% moisture averaged $1.62 per pound, up slightly. Dry Whey prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 47.6 cents per pound, a decrease of 0.4 cents. Nonfat dry milk prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service Grade A standards averaged $1.60 per pound, increasing 2.7 cents from the previous week. Read more on the National Agricultural Statistics Service website.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week announced two new regulations issued under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Both rules will take effect July 3, 2011.
The first rule allows the FDA to administratively detain food the agency believes has been produced under insanitary or unsafe conditions.The FDA will be able to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded for up to 30 days, if needed, to ensure they are kept out of the marketplace.
The second rule requires anyone importing food into the