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Rapid, low-temperature process adds to milk's shelf life
A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study.
Bruce Applegate, Purdue associate professor in the department of food science, along with collaborators from Purdue and the University of Tennessee, published their findings in the journal SpringerPlus, where they show that increasing the temperature of milk by 10 degrees for less than a second eliminates more than 99% of the bacteria left behind after pasteurization.
"It's an add-on to pasteurization, but it can add shelf life of up to five, six or seven weeks to cold milk," Applegate said.
Pasteurization, which removes significant amounts of harmful pathogens that can cause illness and eventually spoil dairy products, is considered a high-temperature, short-duration method. Developed by Louis Pasteur in the 19th century, the treatment gives milk a shelf life of about two to three weeks.
Politics divide Americans on food issues
The ideal presidential candidate is not the only thing Americans have a hard time agreeing on. An ideological rift exists on certain food issues, too.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation's "2016 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health " examines how consumers differ in their attitudes on food issues. The results show that conservatives and liberals differ in their attitudes toward sustainability, trust in government for food-related information and top food safety issues.
"The '2016 Food & Health Survey' marks the 11th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans," said Kimberly Reed, president of the IFIC Foundation. "We are seeing a growing national food dialogue, and Americans are hungry for more information about nutrition and the food system."
Groups comment on FDA risk assessment on manure use
Nine agricultural groups submitted joint comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its proposal to conduct a risk assessment of foodborne illnesses associated with pathogens found in manure applied to land on which produce is grown. The risk assessment could lead to regulation of manure use.
The groups expressed concern that if FDA doesn't have current and emerging scientific research and doesn't consider existing conservation and environmental standards, its decisions on manure use could adversely affect animal agriculture.
Signing on to the letter includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen's Beef Assn., National Chicken Council, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, National Turkey Federation, United Egg Producers and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn.
Lawmakers call on USDA to extend MPP signup
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) and chairman Michael Conaway (R., Texas), along with Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the enrollment period for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) to Dec. 31.
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the lawmakers said extending the signup period would encourage additional participation. "We believe an extension to Dec. 31 should be made permanent to give producers additional time to make informed decisions and to improve program participation," they wrote.
Since MPP was created in the 2014 farm bill, milk prices have dropped almost 40%, and cheese stocks now stand at record-high levels. The current enrollment deadline is Sept. 30.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 JAM. We appreciated your contributions to the meeting and especially the ADSA activities. We hope that both those who attended the JAM and those were not able to be there found information of interest in our ADSA Dair-e-news special editions. We would like to again thank the members of the Graduate Student Division for their assistance in covering sessions at the JAM. We now turn our focus to the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburg.
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OSTP Seeks Input on Agriculture Workforce Development
On July 20th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a blog post entitled "An Agriculture Workforce for the 21st Century
." The post details challenges facing U.S. agriculture, specifically with regards to workforce shortages, and issues a public Call to Action to meet these challenges through targeted investments in food and agriculture education, outreach, and academic research.
OSTP is interested in hearing from stakeholders including companies; academic institutions and schools; non-profit organizations; commodity groups; scientists and scientific societies; youth groups; and others on the steps they will take to:
- Address workforce shortages
- Broaden and diversify the agriculture workforce
- Make investments in education and outreach programs
- Support academic research and training
To participate in the OSTP process, e-mail your submission to email@example.com by August 31, 2016 and include "Ag Workforce" in the subject line.
Sponsorship Opportunities for Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd edition, e-book)
Nonprofit organizations, companies, and individuals are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor one or more of the remaining available sections of the Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM) e-book currently in development. Sponsors will receive recognition for a three-year period as the e-book is used throughout the dairy industry worldwide. The ADSA® Foundation is publishing this extensively revised and updated edition of the book in early 2017.
The third edition (98 chapters) will be available in e-book format (designed to allow for convenient updating) with completely new content. It will be sold at ADSA member, nonmember, and student rates and distributed directly by ADSA.
Anticipated users of the e-book include dairy management professionals, progressive producers, extension educators, consultants, upper-level university students studying dairy science and management, and allied industry representatives. The book is written in a practical application style but reflects the scientific rigor of the Journal of Dairy Science®.
As an e-book sponsor, you will receive international recognition for supporting the delivery of up-to-date, peer-reviewed dairy management information to the global dairy industry. Initial e-book section sponsors will have right of first refusal to renew after the initial three-year period of recognition. For information on sponsorship and the worldwide recognition it will bring, please contact Larry Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Aug 2-3, 2016 - Milk Pasteurization, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Aug 2-4, 2016 - Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, Genesee Community College, Batavia NY For more information click here
Aug 15-18, 2016 - Food Safety Systems (HACCP) and Implementing SQF, Cornell University, For more information contact
Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Aug 17-18, 2016 - 2016 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference*, Embassy Suites, Grapevine, TX, For registration and more information click here
Sept 6-8, 2016 - Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, FDA Regional Field Office, Jamaica NY, For more information click here
Sept 11-14, 2016 - WATER Technologies Short Course - Process & Reuse Water, Wastewater & Desalination, TIPS building, Texas A&M University Campus, College Station, TX For more information click here
Sept 13-14, 2016 -Master Artisan Short Course Series, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Sept 14-15, 2016 - Advanced Fluid Milk Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Sept 15-17, 2016 - American Association of Bovine Practitioners*, 49th Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, For more information and registration click here
Sept 21-22, 2016 - 77th Minnesota Nutrition Conference*, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN, For more information and registration click here
Sept 27-29, 2016 - 2016 International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA For more information click here
Oct 3-7, 2016 - Cheese Tech Short Course, Babcock, Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 4 - 6, 2016 - Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016 - Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Office, Albany NY , For more information click here
Oct 4-8, 2016 - 50th World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI. For more information click here
Oct 11-12, 2016 - Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016 - High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 11-13, 2016 - Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park. For more information, click here.
Oct 13-19, 2016 - 120th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro Sheraton Hotel, Greensboro, NC, For more information click here.
Oct 18-20, 2016 - 78th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information and registration click here
Oct 19-20, 2016 - Advanced Cheese Making, Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 19 - 20, 2016 - HTST Maintenance Workshop, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25-26, 2016 - Vat Pasteurization/Basic Cheese Making Workshop, On-line and Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 25 - 26, 2016 - Advanced Clean In Place (CIP), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25-27, 2016 - Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, Curtain and Bigler Roads, University Park, PA 16802, For detail on the workshop and a registration information click here.
Oct 25-30, 2016 - American Dairy Goat Association Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas. For more information contact ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 www.ADGA.org.
Nov 1-4, 2016 - 31st ADSA Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 - Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Nov 7-10, 2016 - The Science and Art of Cheese Making short course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, for more information and registration click here
Nov 9-10, 2016 - Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, For more information click here
Nov 10-11, 2016 - 2016 DCRC Annual Meeting, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, For registration and more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2016 - Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, St. Louis, MO, For more information and registration click here
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2016 - Ice Cream Makers Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Dec 6-7, 2016 - Food Safety Plans for Artisan and Farmstead Processors, Online & Hands-On Location TBD, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Jan18-19, 2017 - Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference*, Red Lion Hotel-Richland, Richland, WA, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21, 2017 - Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference*, Sheraton-Burlington Conference Center, Burlington, VT, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21-23, 2017 - Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park. For more information, click here.
Feb 28-Mar 2, 2017 - Western Dairy Management Conference*, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV, For more information and registration click here
Mar 7 10, 2017 - 35th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, Sheraton Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, For more information and registration click here
Apr 17-19, 2017 - Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information and registration click here
May 10-11, 2017 - California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC)*, For more information click here
June 25-28, 2017 - 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information click here
*An S-PAC Partner Conference
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ADSA Membership Benefits
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership provides you with:
* Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science®
* Joint Annual Meeting at member rates
* Discover Conferences at member rates
* S-PAC: Free access to JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
* S-PAC subscription at member rates
* Access to recorded symposia library
* ADSA News (association newsletter)
* ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA industry newsletter)
* Access to member directory
* Peer recognition through ADSA and Foundation Award Program
* Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science®
* A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and agriculture research
* Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
* Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
* Quality networking with academic and industry professionals
* Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
* Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
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