Almond Milk vs Cow Milk vs Soy Milk vs Rice Milk

Almond milk with almond on a wooden table

Not too long ago, when being a milkman was a career option, the only thing you could expect to drown your cereal in was whole cow’s milk. Now, dairy milk comes in all sorts of varieties: whole milk, 2 percent, 1 percent, skim (fat-free), and even lactose-free milk. For those with dietary or allergy concerns,… Continue reading Almond Milk vs Cow Milk vs Soy Milk vs Rice Milk

Osteoporosis: Nutrition and Children

When you hear osteoporosis, you often think of aging adults and their bone health. “Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity and economic burden around the world. By the year 2020, it is estimated that half of Americans 50 years of age or older will be at risk for osteoporotic fractures,” according to researchers from… Continue reading Osteoporosis: Nutrition and Children

Corn, milk proteins make medicine easier to swallow

Developing medications for children can be challenging — taste and texture are important, but safety is also a major concern, according to pharmaceutical sciences professor Om Perumal at South Dakota State University. As co-founder and chief scientific officer of Tranzderm Solutions, he is adapting his corn protein-based drug delivery method to oral pediatric formulations. “Our… Continue reading Corn, milk proteins make medicine easier to swallow

Allergen Cleaning Validation

Most food processing plants are designed to leverage the maximum number of different products on the fewest pieces of expensive equipment. One challenge for the food industry is changeovers from a product containing allergens to a similar product that does not contain allergens (or the same allergens) produced on the same equipment. Some companies employ… Continue reading Allergen Cleaning Validation

Why are there regulations on milk?

How did regulations start? As people moved to the cities, the milk supply became unhealthy.  Milk had to be transported longer distances and was held at higher temperatures for longer times. As a result, many people, especially children, became sick and died after consuming contaminated milk. In the late 19th century, public health reformers started… Continue reading Why are there regulations on milk?

Illinois sales of Raw Milk is now legal

Illinois switch: On-the-farm raw milk sales now legal BY DAN FLYNN | JANUARY 21, 2016 Food Safety News Two years of tweaking raw milk policies in Illinois has opened the state to legal raw milk sales for the first time in 30 years, but only on the farm where it is produced. The change comes… Continue reading Illinois sales of Raw Milk is now legal

Got Night Milk???

Night milk could be a possible treatment for anxiety and insomnia. Drinking cow’s milk produced at night may be a treatment for anxiety and insomnia, suggests an animal study in the Journal of Medicinal Food. A glass of milk at bedtime has long been touted as a sleep aid. But the study found that milk… Continue reading Got Night Milk???

FDA and the PMO

  Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food as it Relates to Dairy Products Produced under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) FDA website as of 02 December 2015. PMO.1. Do facilities operating under the PMO meet the requirements of the final preventive controls rule? The preventive controls provision of FSMA (section 103) does not… Continue reading FDA and the PMO

State Raw Milk Laws

NCSL Maps State Raw Milk Laws as 2015 Legislatures Reach Adjournment BY DAN FLYNN | JUNE 8, 2015 Perhaps no other organization in the country is better positioned to know the best time for drawing a new map of current state raw milk laws and policies than the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).The bipartisan… Continue reading State Raw Milk Laws