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Article of the Week - FSMA, in-house testing & laboratory accreditation

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The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Role of In House Testing, 3rd Party Labs and Accreditation

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Kara
Frequently Missed Question!
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Question
If the microbiology group sets the standards for microbiological limits on a raw material specification to a level that is outside industry standards, which of the following is the most likely result?

A. The supplier may refuse to sell their raw material.
B. Spoilage of products on the shelf may result due to the higher microbiological limits.
C. Procurement may not be able to purchase enough raw material to support the annual volume.
D. The flavor of the raw material may be degraded and not perform well in the product formulas.
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Links to Quality Assurance & Control Webcast Recording and Evaluation (Take 2!)

Link to recorded webcast: http://www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Learn-Online/Secure/Webcast-login.aspx?VideoPosting=http://www.ift.org/secure/webcasts/CFS_PrepCourse_QualityAssurance.wmv&title=Quality%20Assurance%20and%20Quality%20Control

Note: You will be asked to enter your name, company (you can enter anything) and email address. This is just a safety page to make sure you are not a computer hacker. Make sure you have the most recent versions of your video player's plugins to view the video. To increase the size of the video, use the "Toggle Full Screen" button in the lower right corner.

Link to 4-question webcast/speaker evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QualityAssuranceControl

Look for an email from mail@hostedware.com for a link to the mini-practice test on Quality Assurance and Control, which was sent yesterday. 

Please complete the evaluation and mini-test by the end of the day on Friday,July 11th.

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Kara
Video: Man Recognized as Food Scientist

Did you attend the "CFS Test Taking Tips" Session with Luis Espinoza?  Well, here he is on his local NBC News!

Video: http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/br-man-recognized-as-cert

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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO JULY 9, 2014

 

         Dairy Market News to July 9, 2014      

David Eric Brown
R.A. Chisholm Ltd
Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938 

 

WORLD

RABOBANK GLOBAL DAIRY TOP-20

http://rabobank-food-agribusiness-research.pr.co/80750-rabobank-global-dairy-top-20

Source: Rabobank posted July 9, 2014

 

USA

CWT ASSISTS WITH 16.9 MILLION POUNDS OF CHEESE, BUTTER AND WHOLE MILK POWDER EXPORT SALES  

http://www.cwt.coop/cwt-assists-16-9-million-pounds-cheese-butter-whole-milk-powder-export-sales/

Source: Cooperatives Working Together July 8, 2014

 

USA

EXPORT TRADE DATA – MAY 2014

http://www.usdec.org/files/TradeData/PDFs/Summary%20of%20U.S.%20Exports%20Year-To-Date%20.pdf

Source: U.S. Dairy Export Council

 

CANADA

AGROPUR BUY FOUR SOBEYS' DAIRIES – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter July 9, 2014

Agropur have paid C$356m for four western Canadian dairies from the Sobeys supermarket chain. Under the deal, Agropur will continue to supply Sobeys and their related supermarkets with Lucerne-brand milk and dairy products. The deal is for two plants in Edmonton, one in Winnipeg and one in Burnaby, British Columbia. Agropur are a farmer-owned co-op based in Quebec.

 

EU

WEEKLY EU MARKET UPDATE – WEEK 28 – UPDATED JULY 9, 2014

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

Source: Greenmarkdairy.com

 

NETHERLANDS

DAIRY AUCTIONS ONLINE - LOW VOLUMES SELL AT DAIRY AUCTION – Source:  Dairy Industry Newsletter July 8, 2014

Just 100t of Dutch-origin whey powder was sold at today's Dutch-based Dairy Auctions Online for an average price of €922.5/tonne. None of the 328t of cheese, butter or SMP found a buyer.

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MILK POWDER PRICES STILL FALLING – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter July 9, 2014

The Dutch Dairy Board, in their weekly dairy commodity 'official prices' today cut their price for WMP by €50 to €3,120/tonne and they also cut their SMP (food) price by €20 to €2,840 and the SMP (feed) price also by €20 to €2,630. The price of butter was unchanged at €3,520 and the price of whey powder was also unchanged at €930/tonne.

 

UKRAINE / RUSSIA

CHEESE TRADE BAN WIDENS – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter July 8, 2014

Russia’s federal consumer safety protection authority (Rospotrebnadzor) has imposed a ban on imports of cheese made by yet another Ukrainian producer - Milkyland. Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor had banned imports of dairy products manufactured by 13 Ukrainian companies over alleged violations of Russian consumer rights protection laws. “In line with the (quality) examination tests carried out last fall, all products from Ukraine have been graded as risky,” they said. “We register a quality slump of (imported) products and are forced to state that the number of negative findings in regard to cheeses and other dairy products, as well as canned vegetables, keeps increasing,” an official said.

 

INDIA

INDIA EXTENDS BAN ON CHINESE MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCT IMPORTS

http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/India%20Extends%20Ban%20on%20Chinese%20Milk%20and%20Dairy%20Product%20Imports%20_New%20Delhi_India_7-3-2014.pdf

Source: USDA’s GAIN Report dated July 3, 2014

 

NZ / CHINA

NO CLARITY IN NZ-INDIA TRADE

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/no-clarity-in-nz-india-trade-40227/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted July 8, 2014

 

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