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Frequently Missed Question - Food Microbiology
To facilitate learning and discussion, please comment sharing with the others in the group the answer you did/would select and the logic you used to come to that decision.

Question:

A target sporeforming pathogen has a D-value at 100°C of 15.0 minutes and a Z-value of 10°C. How long must a product be processed at 120°C to kill 1,000,000 cells of the microorganism?

A. 0.9 minutes
B. 1.5 minutes
C. 0.15 minutes
D. 15.0 minutes
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Good Morning Teaching & Learning Workgroup, Attached is the recording from our call that took place on Tuesday, April 15th. I've also attached a copy of the slides and the updated version of the SPA Schedule. Please feel contact me if you have any questions or feedback concerning the JFSE Video Contest. Have a great weekend!
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Call 7 Recording
Good Morning Teaching & Learning Workgroup, Attached is the recording from our call that took place on Tuesday, April 15th. I've also attached a copy of the slides and the updated version of the SPA Schedule. Please feel contact me if you have any questions or feedback concerning the JFSE Video Contest. Have a great weekend!
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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO APRIL 17, 2014

    Dairy Market News to April 17, 2014

Dave Brown
R.A. Chisholm Ltd
International Food Merchants Since 1938      


Happy Easter!

IRELAND

IRISH DAIRY BOARD: PRODUCERS NOT YET READY FOR CHINESE MARKET

http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/irish-dairy-board-producers-not-yet-ready-for-chinese-market-30193075.html

Source: Independent.ie posted April 17, 2014

 

USA

NATIONAL DAIRY PRODUCTS SALES REPORT – APRIL 16, 2014

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097723

Source: AMS / USDA

 

EU

MILK MARKET OBSERVATORY WILL AID SHIFT TO POST QUOTA EUROPE

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Markets/Milk-Market-Observatory-will-aid-shift-to-post-quota-Europe

Source: Dairyreporter.com April 17, 2014

 

USA / INTERNATIONAL

CHOBANI GENERATES EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN AUSTRALIA AND UNVEILS AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION PLANS IN AISA AND LATIN AMERICA

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Manufacturers/Chobani-generates-explosive-growth-in-Australia-unveils-aggressive-expansion-plans-in-Asia-Latin-America

Source: Dairyreporter.com April 16, 2014

 

FRANCE / USA

WATCH OUT CHOBANI! DANONE CLAIMS PARITY WITH GREEK YOGURT RIVAL

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Manufacturers/Watch-out-Chobani!-Danone-claims-parity-with-Greek-yogurt-rival

Source: Dairyreporter.com April 17, 2014

 

USA / NZ

CRISIS MANAGEMENT: LESSONS LEARNED

http://www.usdec.org/files/PDFs/Apr14_toolkit.pdf

Source: U.S. Dairy Export Council dated April 11, 2014

 

NZ

FONTERRA RAMPS UP CHINA STRATEGY

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11238763

Source: nzherald.co.nz posted April 16, 2014

 

AUSTRALIA

INVESTORS BUY INTO BEGA CHEESE – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter April 17, 2014

Bega Cheese is looking for investment opportunities, both internally and for corporate growth. The company made over $60m from selling their WCB shares to Saputo and it has emerged that unnamed investors last month bought $52m worth of Bega shares after the company reached the top 200 companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Bega are offering a 3c/litre incentive if farmers sign up to supply milk for three years.

 

IRELAND

IDB PROFIT UP 87% IN 2013 – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter April 16, 2014

The Irish Dairy Board have reported pre-tax profit up 87% in 2013, to €22.8m. Turnover was up 5% to €2.12bn. The IDB say they are “well-positioned for expansion” when milk quotas end next year, with new products launched for foreign markets in 2013 and marketing teams now established in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Africa. They say they were debt-free by the end of last year, and had a €51.9m cash pool.

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IDB-GII FALLOUT OVER KERRYGOLD PLANT – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter April 17, 2014

A major row has erupted between the Irish Dairy Board and Glanbia following the IDB's decision to locate a new Kerrygold production and packing facility on a Dairygold Co-op site in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, the Irish Independent reports. Industry sources had predicted the development would be undertaken in conjunction with Glanbia Ingredients Ireland at one of their plants in either Belview or Ballyragget. However, negotiations between the IDB and GII stalled and an alternative site was offered by Dairygold.

 

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