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What is still needed in a COA?

A laboratory certificate of analysis presents the analytical results of a pesticide residue test for the ingredient you are considering for use. The results are shown as "negative" or "none detected." What other pieces of information are needed in order to be able to accept this ingredient for use?

 


would it be the procedure or do you think it's the level of detection used for this analysis?

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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO AUGUST 1, 2014

 

         Dairy Market News to August 1, 2014    

David Eric Brown

R.A. Chisholm Ltd

Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938

 

WORLD

CHALLENGING GLOBAL CONDITIONS MARK PATH FOR DAIRY COMPANIES

http://www.dairyherd.com/dairy-news/Challenging-global-conditions-mark-path-for-dairy-companies-269223751.html

Source: Dairyherd.com posted July 30, 2014

 

EU

WEEKLY EU MARKET UPDATE – WEEK 31

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

Source: Greenmarkdairy.com posted July 30, 2014

 

NETHERLANDS

DDB CUT ALL PRICES EXCEPT WHEY POWDER – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter July 30, 2014

With the exception of whey powder, which was left unchanged at €920/t, the Dutch Dairy Board cut all their official dairy product prices today. Their official price for butter was down €30 to €3,420/t; WMP was down €80 to €2,960/t; SMP (food) was down €50 to €2,630/t; and SMP (feed) was down €20 to €2,380/t.

 

UKRAINE / RUSSIA

UKRAINE CHEESE EXPORTS DOWN 40% - Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 1, 2014

Ukraine cheese exports were down 40% in the first 5mths of this year, to 13,600t. Export value was down €31m to €67m. Russia’s constant objections to Ukrainian cheese and several bans on supplies were blamed for the downturn. Cheese used to be the most important export dairy product for Ukrainian producers, with over 80% exported to Russia. 

 

USA

CWT ASSISTS WITH 3.9 MILLION POUNDS OF CHEESE AND WHOLE MILK POWDER EXPORT SALES

http://www.cwt.coop/cwt-assists-3-9-million-pounds-cheese-whole-milk-powder-export-sales/

Source: Cooperatives Working Together July 29, 2014

 

USA

LEPRINO FOODS COMPRISES ONE-THIRD OF COLORADO’S DAIRY INDUSTRY

http://www.adpi.org/tabid/74/mid/419/newsid419/2952/Leprino-Foods-Comprises-One-Third-of-Colorados-Dairy-Industry-/Default.aspx

Source: American Dairy Products Institute posted July 31, 2014

 

USA

FOREMOST FARMS AND MICHIGAN MILK PRODUCERS FORM ALLIANCE

http://dairybusiness.com/dairyline_headline.php?item=Foremost+Farms+and+Mich.Milk+Producers+Form+Alliance

Source: Dairybusiness.com posted July 31, 2014

 

USA / MALAYSIA

CHOBANI TO HIT MALAYSIAN SHELVES AS YOGHURT DEMAND GROWS IN S.E. ASIA

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Manufacturers/Chobani-to-hit-Malaysian-shelves-as-yoghurt-demand-grows-in-SE-Asia

Source: Dairyreporter.com posted August 1, 2014

 

 

NZ / CHINA

PARTNERS NEEDED IN GIANT MARKET

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/partners-needed-in-giant-market-40515/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 1, 2014

 

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Frequently Missed Question - August 1st (Happy Friday!)
While we're on the topic of orange juice pasteurization...

Pasteurization of orange juice will be applied in a pasteurizer with a retention tube of 4 cm of diameter and 10 m of longitude. What is the pasteurization time to process 1.257 m3 of juice/h?

A. 26 s

B. 36 s

C. 46 s

D. 56 s

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Article of the Week - Risks and Benefits in Food Safety and Quality
With the ongoing developments in GFSI and food fraud I guess that this article can be appropriate to rethink where food quality stands when compared to food safety and food sustainability.

The essential balance: Risks and benefits in food safety and quality


Did you analyze the relation between safety, quality, nutrition and sustainability before?
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E-News July 2014 - Messages from the Leadership Team


* Message from Past Chair

Dear FVPD members,

I would to like to personally thank you for your great contributions to the division activities throughout the year, and especially during IFT Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  With your strong support, our division has sponsored/co-sponsored 12 technical sessions during the IFT meeting.  In addition, we have actively involved in webinars, conference calls, and many other high impact activities. Thank you all, but especially Bassam, Thao, Olga , Oscar, Yanyun, Yaguang (Sunny), Xuetong, and Wenqing for your dedicated service to our community.  Great appreciation also goes to Katie Paffhouse, Stacy Hodge, Cassie Peabody and all the IFT staff for their tremendous help.

I also would like to congratulate our graduate student poster competition winners, newly elected Fellows (Drs. Diane M. Barrett and Olga I. Padilla-Zakour), and division’s Outstanding Volunteer and Service Award winners (Qian Deng and Jun Yang). Last, but not least, I want to extend my best wishes to our new leadership team, Jun (Chair), Thao (Chair-elect), Qian (Secretary), and Yaguang (Members-at-Large), among other continuing leaders.

Best regards,

Changqing  Wu, Ph.D.


* Message from Chair (2014-2015)

Dear Division members,

It is a big honor for me to serve you as Chair of Fruits and Vegetables Product Division (FVPD) for the year of 2014-15. I sincerely thank the Executive Committee members of the Division and IFT for this opportunity. I also thank the past FVPD leadership team for their inputs, efforts, and tremendous work done to make an achievable and fruitful 2013-2014. In addition, I have come to know many distinguished Food Science professionals in FVPD, and they have set up role models and inspiration. 

This role signifies lots of commitment and responsibilities. Working with a group of outstanding associates who are passionate about our profession and the Division is a great sense of fulfillment and belonging. The leadership team will take opportunities and challenges to address multiple activities, including on-line Webinar, eNewsletter, symposium, etc. which will benefit the whole food community. For example, one of our 2014-2015 main themes is innovative and emerging technologies in fruit and vegetable processing. Through webcast offered by IFT or paid webcast option sponsored by our division, technologies including high power ultrasound (HPU), pulsed electric field (PEF), and infrared heating etc. will be addressed. 

I am highly hopeful of getting full support from our esteemed division members. Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the leadership members with your ideas, comments, questions and suggestions.

Looking forward to closely working with each of you to make a successful 2014-2015!

Best Wishes,

Jun Yang, Ph.D.



* 2014-2015 Fruit and Vegetable Products Division (FVPD) Leadership Team

Chair: Dr. Jun Yang

Chair - Elect: Dr. Thao Ngo

Past - Chair: Dr. Changqing Wu

Secretary: Ms. Qian Deng

Awards Chair: Dr. Yanyun Zhao

Scientific Program Division Chairs/Lead Reviewers: Dr. Yanyun Zhao

Graduate Student Competition Division Chair: Dr. Olga I Padilla-Zakour

Scholarships Chair: Dr. Diane Marie Barrett / Dr. Xuetong Fan / Dr. Monica Giusti

Graduate Student Representatives: TBD

Members at large: Dr. Yaguang Luo

Treasurer: TBD


* Consolidated notes from Leadership Meeting on July 11, 2014

1. DEVELOPING CONTENT & PROVIDING EDUCATION

The 2 top themes in Division education content development will be 

- Innovative and emerging technologies in fruit and vegetable processing (addressing issues related to quality, safety, research, and scale-up);

- Alignment with FSMA: Issues related to safety of post-harvest fruit and vegetable.

Aligned with these themes, there will be Division’s activities including

- Symposium (at the Annual Meeting, 2015) organized by Changqin Wu and Xuetong Fan, detailed plan to be completed and distributed to Leadership Team by Nov 2014.

- Webcast on High Power Ultrasound (HPU) and Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Pre-Treatment to Enhance Dehydration, coordinated by Jun Yang. Live broadcast projected on the second week of September 2014.

- On-line education via member posting in IFT Connect (coordinated by Division super-user team): links to news/documents (Thao Ngo), research compilation (TBD), and discussion (Qian Deng). Detailed plan and roll out steps are in development and to be finalized by September.     


2. FOSTERING COMMUNITY

Activities building and sense of community among members

- Welcome E-message to members to be sent on Sept 2014. Currently draft by Thao & Qian.

- Division Networking Reception at the Annual Meeting (at the Annual Meeting, 2015)

- Member highlight: Featuring on Division’s IFT Connect the members actively involved in Division activities. Draft for Who’s Who is being developed and sent to Leadership Team members to be filled by September (Thao & Jun).


3.  DEVELOPING LEADERS

- The Leadership Team members are listed in the end of this note. The Division is looking for recommendation for Student Rep position for 2014-2015.

- Division Meeting will be scheduled every other month starting July 2014. 1:30 CDT on Friday Sept.26, 2014; Nov. 28, 2014; Jan. 23, 2015; Mar. 27, 2015; May 29, 2015; and July 3, 2015. All Division members are welcome. To participate, please send an email to Cassie Peabody, cpeabody@ift.org to be added to the meeting list. Please c/c Division Chair at jun.yang@pepsico.com.

- There are volunteering opportunities to fit members’ busy schedule, such as 

- Once per year: competition review panels (December or June), fund raising, IFT reception (June), 

- Year round: Submitting material for publication on the member-to-member group, or participating in on-line discussion posts either by contacting the Division super user team or post a comment.




* Please feel free to contact us if having any further question and suggestion. In addition, we are looking for more members to be involved in the Fruit and Vegetable Products Division and volunteers are always welcomed!  

Fruit and Vegetable Products Division Leadership Team

July 2014
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