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question from practice test
Hi everyone, I wanted to check the answer for one of the practice questions: What attribute of a typical home freezer results in formation of large ice crystals in frozen foods during storage? a. auto-defrost cycle b. heat from compressors c. high temperature set-point d. presence of high moisture foods thanks and good luck to everyone on the test.
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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO AUGUST 20, 2014

 

 

         Dairy Market News to August 20, 2014    

 

David Eric Brown

R.A. Chisholm Ltd

Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938

 

 

EU

WEEKLY EU MARKET UPDATE – WEEK 34

http://www.greenmarkdairy.com/dairy-market-report.html

Source: Greenmarkdairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

NETHERLANDS

DAO BUTTER PRICE SINKS TO €2,824/t – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

A total 242 tonnes of butter and whey powder, out of 558t of dairy commodities offered, found buyers at today’s Netherlands-based Dairy Auctions Online. In the first butter sale for 2wks, 42t averaged 2,824/t, down €376/t and the lowest price for 2yrs. A total 200t of whey powder averaged €805/acre, €44/t up on last week’s very low price. The auction realized €0.28m.

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DDB PRICES CUT SHARPLY AGAIN – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 20, 2014

The Netherlands-based Dutch Dairy Board cut all their official dairy commodity prices again today, with SMP leading the way. SMP (food) is down €250 to €2,150/tonne and SMP (feed) is down €150 to €1,900/t. The WMP price was cut by €100 to €2,470/t. Butter is down €150 to €3,200/t and whey powder is down €60 to €810/t. Since the beginning of the year, the official price for SMP (feed) has dropped 35%, WMP and SMP (food) prices are down 35%, butter is down 21% and whey powder down 18%.

 

RUSSIA

WHERE WILL RUSSIA’S CHEESE COME FROM?

http://www.thedairysite.com/news/46376/where-will-russias-cheese-come-from

Source: Thedairysite.com posted August 20, 2014

 

USA

CWT ASSISTS WITH 2 MILLION POUNDS OF CHEESE EXPORT SALES

http://www.cwt.coop/cwt-assists-2-million-pounds-cheese-export-sales/

Source: Cooperatives Working Together August 19, 2014

 

USA

HILMAR EXPAND IN TEXAS – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

Hilmar Cheese are making additional investments at their cheese factory in Dalhart, Texas, increasing milk receiving capabilities by 20%, cold storage space and cheese barrel processing equipment. Staffing will be increased to more than 420. This investment comes as an earlier expansion to the block cheese processing is fully operational. The facility now processes nearly 200 tanker-loads of milk a day. Calif.-based Hilmar built the Texas facility on a greenfield site in 2005. The company began processing cheese and whey protein there in September 2007. Earlier this year, the company undertook a third expansion.

 

AUSTRALIA

M/G SEE PRICES FALLING ON RUSSIA'S BAN – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

Murray Goulburn plan to "insulate" their farmers against the impact of Russia's ban on Western foods by halving exports of bulk dairy ingredients and increasing shipments of higher-value products such as baby formula. M/G managing director Gary Helou expects milk prices to come under pressure in the next 12mths as the ban leads to a global glut of dairy products. About 3bn liters of milk from the EU, normally used for cheese and butter, is expected to be diverted from Russia to Asia as milk powder, increasing competition for Australian producers, he said. He aims to rebalance M/G's export portfolio, currently split 50-50 between bulk ingredients and dairy products, to 25% ingredients and 75% products.

 

CHINA / AUSTRALIA

CHINA, AUSTRALIA – PERFECT PARTNERS IN DAIRY DINING BOOM

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/china-australia-perfect-partners-in-dairy-dining-boom-40657/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com August 19, 2014

 

NZ

DAIRY PRICES FLATTEN AT FONTERRA AUCTION

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/dairy-prices-flatten-at-fonterra-auction-40674/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

NZ / CHINA

CHINA NEEDS MORE NEW ZEALAND MILK

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/china-needs-more-new-zealand-milk-40676/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

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Frequently Missed Question - August 20th

Your business team conducted an ideationsession focused on indulgent cream soups. From these sessions several conceptswere created and you’ve been asked to conduct a technical feasibilityassessment for these concepts. A technical feasibility assessment is theprocess of proving that the concept is technically possible. Which task belowwould occur later in the product development cycle?

A. regulatory review

B. packaging system and materials

C. completed product specifications

D. prototype formula cost estimates

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request for help with sensory
For some reason, I'm really getting confused with sensory testing. It doesn't seem complicated, but there's something that is getting me hung up. Can someone provide me with a reference on the internet that explains all the tests and when to use each of them? Which tests do you use at different points in product development, for quality assurance, updates to products? I don't have access to a textbook. There was a question about marketing presenting an update to a product and wanted to show the dedicated consumer would not notice change. I'm thinking they mean someone buying and eating the product not a trained panelist, correct? The answer is descriptive. I thought you'd just want to show that there isn't a difference between the two products in a simpler way. Do you always use descriptive testing when you make a change in a product formula? thanks so much.
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Early bird registration extended until September 22 for the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop/Short course!

Early bird registration extended until September 22, 2014 for the "2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop" and short course. 

Register before September 22 2014 to take advantage of early bird discount (http://u.osu.edu/osunonthermal/meeting-registration/). 

Workshop dates: October 21-24, 2014 

Local Host and Lead Conference Coordinator:Prof. VM (Bala) Balasubramaniam 

Workshop Venue: Ohio State University 

The Ohio State University will be hosting the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods”. 

We are putting together an exciting slate of speakers who will share recent advances, future research and commercialization opportunities of different nonthermal-processing technologies including high pressure processing, pulsed electric field processing, UV, cold plasma, and food irradiation. 

Participants will also have an excellent opportunity to network with experts from industry, government and academia. A one-day Nonthermal Processing Short Course is being organized prior to the workshop for new users of the nonthermal technologies. 

An optional tour of Ohio Avure Technology facility is arranged on October 24. For additional information and for registration of workshop and short course, please visit workshop website http://u.osu.edu/osunonthermal/. 

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