Dairy (ALL)

Ice Cream Standard

§ 58.2825 United States Standard for ice cream.

(a) Ice cream shall contain at least 1.6 pounds of total solids to the gallon, weigh not less than 4.5 pounds to the gallon, and contain not less than 20 percent total milk solids, constituted of not less than 10 percent milkfat. In no case shall the content of milk solids not fat be less than 6 percent. Whey shall not, by weight, be more than 25 percent  of the milk solids not fat.

USDA Announces Dairy Board Appointments

Release No. 132-17

WASHINGTON, Dec 22, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 individuals, including 12 dairy producers and one importer, to serve three-year terms on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Their terms begin immediately and end on Oct. 31, 2020.

Newly appointed producers are:
Region 1 (Alaska, Oregon, and Washington)
Dolores J. Werkhoven, Monroe, Wash.

USDA Sets Hearing on Emergency Aid for Florida Milk Handlers and Producers

Release No.: 134-17

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public hearing beginning Dec. 12, 2017, through Dec. 14, 2017, to consider a proposal seeking to provide emergency reimbursement to Florida milk handlers and dairy producers for costs incurred as a result of market disruptions stemming from Hurricane Irma.  The hearing will begin on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602.

Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board Appointments

Release No.: 133-17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of six members to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The terms for these appointees are effective immediately and expire on June 30, 2020.

Newly appointed members are:

Florida Emergency Hurricane Hearing

Southeast Milk, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Premier Milk Inc., Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc., and Lone Star Milk Producers, L.C., have submitted a formal emergency hearing request to seek limited reimbursement for handlers who experienced extraordinary losses from Hurricane Irma during September 2017. 

Preliminary Documents

Revision of Approved Collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Product

Docket Number: AMS–DA–17–0062
Comments Due: December 12, 2017

Summary 

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for a revision of a currently approved collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products—Recordkeeping (Subpart B).

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