Latest Dairy product manufacturing News

Bill defining milk advances in Virginia legislature

Jan. 22, 2020 8:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As people drink less dairy milk and some turn to plant-based alternatives such as oat, soy and almond milk, dairy farmers say they're struggling. That’s why Virginia is the latest state to advance legislation restricting the use of the word milk for marketing purposes. Del....

In this undated photo provided by Zyper, Amber Atherton poses for a photo. Atherton formed a software company called Zyper in 2017. It connects brands like Kelloggs, Nestle and cosmetics brand Rituals with “super fans”, every day customers who have a strong affinity toward the brand, instead of paid professional influencers. (Rick Heath/Zyper via AP)

Tech entrepreneur connects brands with top fans

Jan. 19, 2020 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Amber Atherton hit celebrity status as the co-creator and star of of British reality TV show “Made in Chelsea" in 2012, companies making everything from cream cheese to leggings wanted to pay her big bucks to promote their products. That happened despite the fact that she...

Foam cheesehead is hot when Packers do well

Jan. 16, 2020 5:26 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no milk, bacteria, fermentation or refrigeration at this Wisconsin cheese factory. That’s because they are making foam cheeseheads. Ralph Bruno invented the oversized yellow wedge hat in 1987 from his mother’s couch stuffing and it has since become a popular...

Researchers develop wearable devices for dairy cow

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Researchers at Tarleton State University’s Southwest Regional Dairy Center in Stephenville are using devices similar to Fitbits to track the health habits of dairy cows. The researchers are saying that tracking a cow’s eating, sleeping and movement helps them take...

Missouri city sues, alleging dairy contaminated river

Jan. 6, 2020 1:26 PM EST

CABOOL, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri city alleges in a lawsuit that a Dairy Farmers of America plant is regularly releasing untreated wastewater into a river. Cabool is seeking $1.2 million in reimbursement, claiming in the suit that it has to spend more money with its own wastewater treatment to address...

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Another major US dairy, Borden, seeks bankruptcy protection

Jan. 6, 2020 12:46 PM EST

The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the consumption habits of Americans shift. Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major U.S. dairy to do so in as many months. Borden produces nearly 500 million gallons of milk each year for groceries, schools...

Oregon fines Organic Valley $26K for dumping milk into river

Dec. 29, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined a creamery for river water pollution caused by dumping milk, officials said. The $26,574 fine was levied against Organic Valley for dumping by its McMinnville Creamery, The Statesman Journal reported Friday. The creamery discharged 87...

Del Dee Foods has been purchased by a California company that uses plant protein to make an egg substitute. The mung bean protein is extracted at this plant. JUST, Inc, the San Francisco-based company, plans a significant expansion of the facility in Appleton, Minn. (Dan Gunderson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Egg replacement tech puts western Minnesota on protein map

Dec. 23, 2019 1:02 AM EST

APPLETON, Minn. (AP) — Clouds of steam rise above a low-slung industrial building surrounded by tall tanks and towers several stories high, on the north edge of Appleton. Inside, a transition is underway from small family business to billion-dollar corporation. The sale of Del Dee Foods — which has...

Kansas producers and experts say don't drink raw milk

Dec. 20, 2019 1:01 AM EST

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Wearing sweaters, small kids (of the goat variety) went springing over hay-lined pens in the Good Karma Micro-Dairy barn in Russell County — where Erin and Doug Renard milk goats and cows and make raw cheese, Greek yogurt, butter and gelato. “As you noticed when you...

In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, Aphrodite Philippou, 73, makes Cyprus' halloumi cheese at a farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' halloumi cheese, with a tradition dating back some five centuries, is the island nation's leading export. It's goat and sheep milk content makes it a hit with health-conscious cheese lovers in Europe and beyond. It's added appeal is that unlike other cheeses, it doesn't melt when heated up. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

White gold: Cyprus' halloumi cheese entangled in politics

Dec. 15, 2019 3:16 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dairy farmers on Cyprus refer to halloumi as “white gold.” The salty, rubbery cheese made from goats' and sheep's milk and prized for its ability to withstand a grill without melting is the country's leading export. Cypriot authorities have spent years trying to get...