FDA begins review of 'healthy' definition

On September 27
, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has started a public process to redefine the "healthy" nutrient content claim for food labeling.  FDA is considering changes to the definition of "healthy" as a part of an overall plan to provide consumers with information about food choices. 
Part of the FDA process is seeking public input on the term "healthy".  FDA has issued a Request for Informationand is inviting public comment on the term "healthy", generally, and as a nutrient content claim in the context of food labeling and on specific questions contained in this document.  FDA has also released a guidance document  entitled: Guidance for Industry: Use of the Term "Healthy" in the Labeling of Human Food Products.  According to FDA, the purpose of the guidance is to advise manufacturers who wish to use the implied nutrient content claim "healthy" to label their food products as provided by our regulations.  It also alerts food manufacturers that FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion relative to foods that use the implied nutrient content claim "healthy" on their labels which:
(1) Are not low in total fat, but have a fat profile makeup of predominantly mono and polyunsaturated fats; or
(2) Contain at least ten percent of the Daily Value (DV) per reference amount customarily consumed (RACC) of potassium or vitamin D.
More information on FDA's efforts to redefine the term "healthy" can be found here.
Congress approves continuing resolution

With only a few days left in the fiscal year, Congress came together to pass a stop-gap appropriations bill to keep the government running.  The legislation will continue funding federal programs, including research funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at fiscal year 2016 levels through December 9, 2016. 

However, in order to meet discretionary spending caps, a 0.5 percent reduction across the board would be applied.  The CR also includes $1.1 billion in funding to address the Zika virus and $500 million in flood relief for Louisiana and other states.  In addition, the 2017 appropriations provisions for military construction and veterans were approved for the full fiscal year.
The "clean" continuing resolution does not include controversial policy riders, but was the subject of criticism because it does not include funding to address water issues in Flint, Michigan.  The Flint water issue threatened to derail the CR, but a compromise was struck to fund Flint under the Water Resources Development Act.
The House of Representatives and Senate both passed the continuing resolution (CR) with strong bipartisan support and President Obama has signaled that he will sign it.

FFAR announces rapid outcomes from ROAR program

On September 26th, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced the launching of the Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program.  According to FFAR, the ROAR program will provide swift disbursement of research and extension funds in response to new and emerging agricultural pests and pathogens. The new program is designed to accelerate first steps needed to combat unforeseen agricultural emergencies and serve as a bridge to traditional funding.
The program has the potential to help animal agriculture respond to pest and disease emergencies by quickly supporting and delivering science based solutions.  Stakeholders are encouraged to develop consortia and enter into an agreement with FFAR.  The agreement will lay the groundwork for the rapid review of a potential application for ROAR funding if and when a disaster strikes that threatens the commodity or commodities of interest. 
When a disaster arises that affects the commodity of interest, ROAR participants may submit a proposal to address a pest or pathogen outbreak through research and outreach. FFAR will render the decision to fund or not fund a proposal within one week of submission. Program applicants will be responsible for providing funds to match the amount, up to $150,000, requested from the Foundation.
FFAR will hold a webinar on October 21st to share more information about the ROAR program.  Additional details, along with webinar registration information can be found by clicking here.
Milk intake not linked to increased cardiovascular risk

Researchers in Valencia, Spain, participated in an international study that has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk.

Oscar Coltell, a lecturer at the Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, led the computational analysis of the masses of data obtained in relation to an innovative new biomarker.

The study, led by Dr. Dolores Corella at the Spanish Biomedical Research Networking Centre in Physiopathology of Obesity & Nutrition, has identified a means of measuring a person's intake of milk and dairy products that bypasses traditional reliance on questionnaire- and interview-based estimations. Specifically, the team has identified a new biomarker that can reliably indicate consumption in both Mediterranean and American populations.

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ADSA Members - It's Time to Renew
Attention ADSA members, you have or will shortly receive a reminder that it is time for our annual membership renewal. Watch your e-mail for details or just go to www.adsa.org then click on "Membership" and "Renew". If you are not currently a member, why not join this year and take advantage of all the Benefits of Membership.
Big Data Dairy Management - Make Your Plans Now
November 1-4, 2016
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association®
Make plans now to attend the upcoming ADSA Discover Conference, Big Data Dairy Management. Much has changed in terms of dairy herd analysis since the 2009 Discover Conference on Dairy Herd Analytics. This Discover Conference will explore what's been done by industry and academic players working within this area, and discuss overall strategies and opportunities. Conference speakers will address "big data" from several perspectives and experiences.
Space is limited. Register today!
For organizations interested in being a part of this conference and receive recognition (e.g., DISCOVER web site, Table Top displays, conference notebooks, etc.,), sponsorship opportunities still exist. Click here for more details.
To view complete conference information or to register:
For additional program details:
Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences, 
Dr. Larry Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences, larryrmiller@atlanticbb.net
Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky, Co-Chair jeffrey.bewley@uky.edu
Dr. Christina Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, Co-Chair, cspw@vt.edu
ARPAS has assigned 16 ARPAS CEU's for ARPAS members participating in the 31st Discover Conference
Click here to view the Conference Program
Visit ADSA at World Dairy Expo this week in Madison
The American Dairy Science Association® will be back at World Dairy Expo in our regular location (AL178) in the lower level of the Coliseum.

If you are at Expo, stop by to say "Hello", check out S-PAC, JDS and get the latest information on the Discover Conferences and the Large Dairy Herd Management e-book as well as the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting.


Attention: Animal Science Companies! - Are You Looking for Way to Thank Your Best Customers?
S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) is the largest online collection of proceedings from animal-related conferences in the world.  It allows subscribers from across the globe to access 560 proceedings from 59 of the top animal-related conferences worldwide-and it is constantly growing (visit http://spac.adsa.org to view a full listing of current conferences).  It turns conference proceedings from a book on your shelf, a CD on your desk, or a file hiding somewhere on the Internet to a comprehensive source of valuable, highly searchable information available whenever you need it. Users can search every article in the database in a single pass for exactly the information they need. It is a great tool for anyone in the industry, and its value increases every time new proceedings and conferences are added to the collection.
Does this sound like a resource that you would like to share with your best customers?
ADSA now provides an easy and affordable way for you to do that-the S-PAC Bundle. You can now purchase a bundle of subscriptions to distribute to your customers to show them how much you appreciate their business ... and they will keep you in mind as they use S-PAC!  Here are the basics:
Determine which bundle best meets your needs (multiple bundles may be purchased):
  • 25 subscriptions at $60* each:             total cost = $1,500
  • 50 subscriptions at $55 each:              total cost = $2,750
  • 100 subscriptions at $45 each:            total cost = $4,500
*Note: The ADSA individual member rate is $75 and the non-member rate is $150, so buying bundled subscriptions provides a considerable savings!
Then go to https://secure.fass.org/SPAC_bundles.asp  to place your order.   A pdf with your bundle's unique access codes will sent to you as a pdf, suitable for printing on business card stock, for easy distribution.  The individual to whom you give S-PAC will use the code to activate their S-PAC subscription (ADSA membership is not required to activate subscriptions), which runs for 365 days from date of activation. There is nothing else you need do except know that you will stand out and be remembered and appreciated by your most valuable customers. 
Please contact Ken Olson by e-mail: keolson@prodigy.net or phone: 630-237-4961 if you have additional questions.
Large Dairy Herd Management Conference Recordings available
Synchronized PowerPoint® presentations from the Large Dairy Herd Management conference, hosted by the ADSA Foundation at the Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL May 1-4, 2016, are now available for sale to all interested individuals.  They provide an opportunity to get a preview of the upcoming e- book and are a great resource for use in the classroom or industry meetings. Ninety four presentations, each representing one chapter in the Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition, are grouped into the fifteen sections planned for the e-book.  The e-book is scheduled for release in early 2017.  The sections are:
  • Large Herd Systems - Steven P. Washburn, North Carolina State University
  • Building Sustainability and Capacity - Dave Beede, Michigan
  • State University
  • Facilities and Environment - Joseph M. Zulovich, University of
  • Missouri & Joseph P. Harner, Kansas State University
  • Milk Markets and Marketing - Normand R. St-Pierre, The Ohio State University
  • Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies - Kent A. Weigel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Calves and Replacements - Robert E. James, Virginia Tech
  • Reproduction and Reproductive Management - William W. Thatcher, University of Florida
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Management - Richard J. Grant & Heather M. Dann, William H. Miner Agricultural Research - Institute
  • Lactation and Milking Systems - Rupert M. Bruckmaier, - University of Bern
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality - Joseph S. Hogan, The Ohio State - University/OARDC
  • Animal and Herd Welfare - Trevor DeVries, University of - Guelph
  • Herd Health - Carlos A. Risco, University of Florida
  • Business, Economic Analysis, Decision-Making - Albert De Vries, University of Florida
  • Effectively Managing Farm Employees - Stanley J. Moore & Phillip T. Durst, Michigan State University
  • Precision Management Technologies - Jeffrey M. Bewley, University of Kentucky
The presentations provide an overview of the content planned for each chapter.  The entire set, or one or more sections, can be viewed without limitation for one year, from date of subscription.
To get the latest information on Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition, subscribe now at http://www.adsa.org/Meetings/LargeDairyHerdManagement.aspx

Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for FASS. Do you know a colleague working with an animal science group that is in need of high-quality, cost-effective support services? Help them out by referring them to Jamie Ritter, FASS Executive Director at jamier@assochq.org .
Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 264 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2017, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.  It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Are You Part of ADSA® on Linked In
Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow. We now include 1,568 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information and network with other dairy professionals from around the world.  Check it out here.

Integrating Dairy Science Globally

Make your plans now to attend the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world, the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting. 

Included are invited symposia and special pre- and post-conference events. 

Visit the meeting website http://www.adsa.org/2017/ regularly for the latest information on the meeting.

See you in Pittsburg - The place where the dairy world meets in 2017.

Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
                                 We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science®.

Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling International Research
Diamond V
DuPont Pioneer
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Kent Nutrition Group
Kraft Heinz Foods
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Masters Choice
Nutriad, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Company
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Western Pacific Oils LLC
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
Calendar of Events
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 11-13, 2016      Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, 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 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 - 26, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Technical Symposium, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
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.
Oct 27, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Lactose Seminar, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.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 2-4, 2016    Dairy Risk Management Seminar, Chicago, IL for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 2-5, 2016       SAVE COWS Symposium: Promote Foot Health - The Solution to Animal Welfare, Madison, Wis. For more information and to register, 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 23-15, 2016   11th Annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge, University of Georgia. For 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 4, 2016    The 4th Annual Meeting of the Multistate Research Project, NE1201 - "Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals (MDA), Chicago Marriott Downtown - 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (in conjunction with the CRWAD conference, http://crwad.org/ ), for more information contact Robab Katani at (rxk104@psu.edu) or Ken Olson (keolson@prodigy.net)
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 15-17, 2017   Southwest Nutrition Conference*, Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ. For registation 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
Apr 23 - 25, 2017   ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.adpi.org
May 10 - 11, 2017   California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC)*,  For more information click here
May 30-June 1, 2017   32nd ADSA Discover Conference - Replacement Dairy Heifers: Weaning through Lactation, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. For more information, click here.

June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information
click here
Sept 17 - 20, 2017 International Whey Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.internationalwheyconference.org
Oct 24 - 26, 2017   Global Cheese Technology Forum, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV, for more information visit www.globalcheesetechnologyforum.org

June 24-27, 2018   ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Knoxville, TN. For more information, click here.

Sept. 3-6, 2019   ISRP 2019 - International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Germany. For more information, click here.

*An S-PAC Partner Conference
If your organization's conference isn't among the ever growing list that contribute proceedings and presentations to S-PAC®, ask your conference organizer to contact Ken Olson for more information about the benefits of participation.
If you would like to have an event included in the "Dates to Note," please contact Ken Olson.

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

For more information on your benefits please visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp

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