Issues Monitoring

Keeping you on top of dairy news and consumer trends

November 2019


11/19/2019 (Nasdaq) – New Zealand’s a2 Milk raises margin outlook as marketing pays off

The a2 Milk Company says nearly doubling its marketing budget year-over-year is improving its profit margin, causing its stock to hit a two-month high. Full Story

11/18/2019 (National Milk Producers Federation) – DAIRY DEFINED PODCAST: AMPI CHAIRMAN SCHLANGEN SAYS DAIRY’S FUTURE MORE SECURE

Associated Milk Producers Inc. Chair Steve Schlangen says dairy’s future is looking more stable thanks to rising milk prices and a better safety net. Full Story

11/18/2019 (Assoicated Press) – Yogurt sales sour as US breakfast culture changes

Chobani and other companies are looking to innovative new products to turn around yogurt sales. Full Story

11/15/2019 (Empire Extreme) – 10 outrageous fast food menu items introduced in 2019

A list of “10 outrageous fast food menu items introduced in 2019” includes Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Cheez-It and Cheesy Bites pizzas as well as Taco Bell’s gigantic nacho platter, which all received checkoff support to develop. Full Story

11/15/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – Dairy Protein Completes Plant-based Foods

Food scientist Donna Berry shares how dairy proteins are very much a part of plant-based foods. Full Story

11/14/2019 (FOX News) – Taco Bell releases Friendsgiving party pack, suggests you make soup from pureed tacos

Taco Bell introduced a Rolled Chicken Tacos Party Pack and a recipe for a Rolled Chicken Taco Bisque for the holidays. Full Story

11/14/2019 (Perishable News) – Prairie Farms New Sour Cream Pouch is the Perfect Companion for Holiday Recipes

Prairie Farms unveiled squeezable pouches of sour cream. Full Story

11/13/2019 (Popsugar) – Can You Freeze Yogurt? Yes, but There’s a Catch

The USDA says it’s safe to freeze yogurt in an airtight container at 0°F for 1 to 2 months. Full Story

11/12/2019 (Delish) – McDonald’s Snickerdoodle McFlurry Is So Good, Even People Who Don’t Like The Cookie Enjoyed It

The foodie website reviews of McDonald’s new Snickerdoodle McFlurry are positively raving about it. Full Story

11/12/2019 (Food Business News) – Dean Foods gives cottage cheese a smooth makeover

Dean Foods released DairyPure Smooth cottage cheese, a single-serve cup of flavored cottage cheese. Full Story

11/11/2019 (heavy.) – Pizza Hut & Dominos Hours & Deals on Veterans Day 2019

Domino’s and Pizza Hut stores will be open on Veteran’s Day, as the website heavy explains what deals may be available. Full Story

11/11/2019 (Yahoo! Finance) – Bears Nutrition Named Winner Of Inaugural Real California Milk Accelerator Competition, Awarded $250,000 To Bring Kid’s Nutritional Drinks To Market

Bears Nutrition, a startup that makes nutritional shakes for children, won the Real California Milk Accelerator competition that will help bring its product to market. Full Story

11/8/2019 (WJZ Baltimore) – Baltimore Gets Free Tacos On Friday To Celebrate Ravens’ Matthew Judon ‘Body Built By Taco Bell’

Taco Bell is celebrating “Matthew Judon Day” in Baltimore today, offering free tacos this afternoon after the NFL player said his body was “built by Taco Bell.” Full Story

11/7/2019 (Washington Post) – The Happy Meal, a triumph of marketing blamed for childhood obesity, is turning 40

McDonald’s Happy Meal is turning 40, though its perceived impact on youth wellness has been a frequent target. Full Story

11/5/2019 (Delish) – Taco Bell Is Actually Home To So Many Keto-Friendly Dishes—If You Don’t Mind Getting Creative

Delish suggests ways to follow the keto diet at Taco Bell. Full Story

11/4/2019 (Dairy Herd) – McDonald’s Launches Reformulated Chocolate Milk

Support from DMI food scientists has helped McDonald’s USA produce a reduced-sugar, low-fat chocolate milk that will be unveiled nationwide in January. Full Story

11/4/2019 (Vice) – SOURCES: Apple’s Pizza Is Very Good

The pizza served at Apple’s headquarters is apparently so good, the company had to limit orders to three pizzas per person. Full Story

11/1/2019 (The Conversation) – We mapped how food gets from farms to your home

University of Illinois researchers developed a high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain that shows the sources and movement of food across the country. Full Story

11/1/2019 (House.gov) – Solving The Climate Crisis: Opportunities In Agriculture

A House committee on climate crisis heard from farmers and ag experts on what role farming practices might play in reversing climate change. Full Story

October 2019


10/31/2019 (BookRiot.com) – BOOK IT! WITH PIZZA HUT, AN EVOLVING PROGRAM TURNS 35

Pizza Hut’s literacy program, BOOK IT!, turns 35 years old. Full Story

10/30/2019 (GetFlavor.com) – A DOZEN WAYS: CHEESE ON TOP

GetFlavor.com shares a dozen trending cheese categories that present opportunity for recipe and menu development. Full Story

10/28/2019 (USA Today) – How McDonald’s is driving growth: Beef and machine learning

Focusing on technology seems to be paying off for McDonald’s as its same-store sales climbed last quarter. Full Story

10/25/2019 (Southern Living) – WATCH: Borden’s New Gingerbread Eggnog Is Here to Spice up Your Holidays

Borden has produced limited-edition gingerbread eggnog. Full Story

10/25/2019 (WSAW) – Wisconsin’s appointed Curd Nerd stops in Wausau to score cheese curds

Wisconsin’s Curd Nerd is tasked with finding the best cheese curds in the state. Full Story

10/24/2019 (Progressive Dairy) – More kids, more schools, and more milk: Fuel Up to Play 60 at 10

Progressive Dairy features insights from DMI’s Mark Leitner on the 10-year anniversary of Fuel Up to Play 60. Full Story

10/22/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Athletes Refuel with Chocolate Milk

Northeastern states are learning how athletes, including Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera, refuel with chocolate milk. Full Story

10/22/2019 (News Release) – Domino’s® Begins 16th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Domino’s began its annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Full Story

10/21/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Dairy, at all fat levels, may reduce disease

The industry can reaffirm dairy’s role in healthy eating patterns by sharing credible scientific research, according to the Dairy Council of California Full Story

10/18/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – Go Lactose Free to Reduce Added Sugars and Keep Dairy in the Diet

Processors are discovering that eliminating lactose from dairy foods may prevent consumers from switching to alternatives. Full Story

10/18/2019 (Washington Post via SFGate) – Sweet excess: How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar

The number of food options for toddlers is exploding, and some aren’t as nutrient-dense as formula or cow’s milk. Full Story

10/17/2019 (Delish) – No, Pizza Chains Are Not Using Glue To Make Cheese Pulls Stretchier

Delish debunks a viral video suggesting glue is used to make stretchy cheese pulls in pizza commercials. Full Story

10/16/2019 (Thrillist) – Taco Bell’s Giving Out Free Tacos Again for the First Stolen Base at the World Series

Taco Bell is bringing back its popular “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” World Series promotion. Full Story

10/15/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Borden’s Elsie the Cow is celebrating her 80th birthday today!

Borden’s Elsie the Cow is celebrating her 80th birthday. Full Story

10/12/2019 (Quartz) – The benefits of drinking raw milk are unclear—but the dangers are real

A Quartz article on consuming raw milk concludes the risks heavily outweigh any perceived health benefits. Full Story 

10/11/2019 (DairyBusiness.com) – CEO Tom Gallagher of DMI talks about plant-based drinks and lab-manufactured dairy

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher shares insights on non-dairy beverages as well as an industry-wide effort that is examining how consumers will consume food and beverages in 2030. Full Story

10/11/2019 (TIME Magazine) – How Breaking Bad’s Iconic Pizza Scene Evolved From the Great Sliced Vs. Unsliced Debate to the Pizza Prank War

A movie sequel to the TV series Breaking Bad has TIME Magazine reflecting on a famous scene involving a pizza. Full Story

10/10/2019 (Delish) – Extra Cheesy Cheez-Its Are Reportedly Coming This December

Kellogg’s will introduce an extra-cheesy version of Cheez-Its. Full Story

10/10/2019 (AG Daily) – Chobani debuts Farmer Batch charity flavor to support dairy producers

Chobani unveiled “Farmer Batch,” a limited-edition yogurt that will give a portion of proceeds to support America’s dairy farmers. Full Story

10/9/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Milk Protein Could Aid in Chemotherapy Side Effects

An experimental study finds a milk protein helps alleviate the metallic aftertaste side effect of chemotherapy. Full Story

10/9/2019 (TODAY) – How does Panera really make its beloved mac and cheese? Viral video might have the answer

While some consumers are turned off after a viral video showed Panera’s mac and cheese is produced from a frozen bag, others find the system efficient in providing a consistent taste across stores. Full Story

10/8/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – We Owe It To Each Other To Support All Kinds of Dairies

A Dairy Herd Management editorial urges farmers to “not allow the forces of HSUS to divide our industry.” Full Story

10/7/2019 (Brownfield Ag News) – DAIRY CHECKOFF SEES INTERNATIONAL INNOVATIONS AS ITS NEXT ARENA

DMI’s Paul Ziemnisky and Kristiana Alexander shared insights on consumer trends and opportunities for the checkoff. Full Story

10/4/2019 (Newsweek) – NATIONAL TACO DAY DEALS: TACO BELL, ON THE BORDER, OTHER PLACES YOU CAN GET FREE TACOS AND SPECIALS

Today is National Taco Day, and participating Taco Bell locations offer two Crunchy Tacos and two nacho cheese Doritos Locos tacos to celebrate. Full Story

10/3/2019 (Columbus Dispatch) – A cone with a kick: Alcoholic ice cream could be delivered to your door

Ohio lawmakers voted to allow delivery of alcohol-infused ice cream. Full Story

10/3/2019 (Bustle) – Aldi’s Cheese Advent Calendar For 2019 Is Only $15

Aldi will begin selling its 2019 cheese advent calendar on Nov. 6. Full Story

10/2/2019 (Wisconsin State Farmer) – Ag secretary Sonny Perdue joins Verona students for lunch

Secretary Perdue visited a Verona, Wisconsin, elementary school which is an active Fuel Up to Play 60 participant. Full Story

10/1/2019 (Thrillist) – Pizza Hut Is Giving Away Free Pizza Every Day in October

Pizza Hut is giving away pizza and prizes every day in October via Reddit. Full Story

September 2019


9/30/2019 (The Roanoke Times) – Ellie May helps to udderly debunk cow myths for Franklin County third graders

Virginia third-graders learned about dairy cows via a mobile classroom. Full Story

9/27/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – Dairy Foods Innovation: A Sneak Peek to the Flavors and Colors of Foods and Beverages to be Trending in 2020

Food scientist Donna Berry lists 20 flavors that should be big in 2020. Full Story

9/27/2019 (Progressive Dairy) – World Dairy Expo 2019: Committed dairyman: Steve Maddox

Progressive Dairy profiles DMI board member Steve Maddox, who will be honored as the World Dairy Expo’s 2019 Dairyman of the Year. Full Story

9/26/2019 (Delish) – Domino’s Is Hiring Someone To Eat Garlic Bread All Day And It Sounds Like A Dream

Domino’s Australia is looking to hire a Chief Garlic Bread Taster. Full Story

9/25/2019 (The Sacramento Bee) – California farmers face ‘catastrophic’ water restrictions. Can they adapt to survive?

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has farmers, including dairy, concerned about reining in the amount of groundwater they can use. Full Story

9/24/2019 (Business Wire) – America Can Now Wake up To a2 Milk® Coffee Creamers

The a2 Milk Company has launched a line of coffee creamers. Full Story

9/24/2019 (Delish) – McDonald’s Is Testing Oreo Mint McFlurries And They Sound Amazing

McDonald’s appears to be piloting an Oreo Mint McFlurry. Full Story

9/23/2019 (The Takeout) – We really, really want to believe in caffeinated yogurt

Oikos introduced a Pro Fuel dairy drink, a yogurt-like caffeinated smoothie. Full Story

9/20/2019 (BestProducts.com) – Sam’s Club Has Just Released A 3-Pound Pizza That’s Covered In Chicken Nuggets

If you’re wanting something more unique than pepperoni, Sam’s Club is selling a cheesy three-pound frozen pizza covered in chicken nuggets. Full Story

9/20/2019 (Thrillist) – Everywhere You Can Get Cheap Pizza for National Pepperoni Pizza Day Today

Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Order before these deals are gone. Full Story

9/19/2019 (CNN Health) – Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Guidelines announced by Healthy Eating Research, a collection of nutrition advocacy groups, state infants receiving formula may be switched to cow’s milk at 12 months. Also, for the first five years, children should drink mostly milk and water and avoid plant-based beverages. Full Story

9/19/2019 (USA Today) – National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2019: Where to get free food and pizza deals this week

Tomorrow is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Full Story

9/18/2019 (Star Gazette) – Why farmers are opposing a potential ban on chocolate milk in New York City schools

Dairy farmers and lawmakers share their concerns regarding a possible ban of chocolate milk in New York City schools. Full Story

9/17/20919 (CNBC) – Pizza Hut and Kellogg partner to create stuffed Cheez-It pizza

Pizza Hut and Cheez-It have partnered to create the Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. Full Story

9/17/2019 (Thrillist) – Taco Bell Is Making Giant Boxes of Nachos and We Want Them Now

Taco Bell is testing a party-sized box of nachos. Full Story

9/16/2019 (Dairy Business) – National Dairy Council Opens the Door to Sports, Fitness World

Allison Koch shares NDC’s strategy to reach influential groups within the sports and fitness world. Full Story

9/13/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – Dairy Foods Messaging: Emphasize the Simple, the Delicious and the Quality Protein

Food scientist Donna Berry says dairy foods marketing should emphasize simplicity, taste and protein content. Full Story

9/13/2019 (MediaPost) – Milk Board Fights Conspiracy Theories With ‘Funny Or Die’ Video

The California Milk Processor Board teamed with Funny or Die for a fun video series designed to take on conspiracy theories about the dangers of milk. Full Story

9/12/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Chocolate Milk Outperforms Sports Drink

Chocolate milk helped high school athletes recover better than commercial sports drinks, according to a study from University of Texas at Austin and Dairy MAX. Full Story

9/11/2019 (Forbes) – Pizza Hut Unveils New Ad Campaign For NFL Season

Forbes dives into the details of Pizza Hut’s “Hut Hut Win” promotion. Full Story

9/10/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Survey Says: 86% of US Adults Prefer Dairy Milk and Large Margin Want Increased Milk Offerings in School Meals

A survey says 86 percent of Americans prefer dairy milk, compared to 10 percent who prefer “other” types. Full Story

9/10/2019 (FOX Business) – KFC Colonel Sanders Halloween costume released on monumental birthday

KFC is making a Colonel Sanders costume available for Halloween. Full Story

9/9/2019 (CNN) – Pizza Hut is making a comeback. Its NFL deal is one reason why

“Pizza Hut is making a comeback. Its NFL deal is one reason why.” Full Story

9/9/2019 (QSR Magazine) – Blaze Goes After Big Chains with New Large Shareable Pizzas

Blaze Pizza announced it will make 14-inch pizzas, which it expects will help it compete with national chains. Full Story

9/6/2019 (Bustle) – 5 Moments When We, As Humans, Don’t Give Milk Enough Credit

The California Milk Processor Board shares “5 Moments When We, As Humans, Don’t Give Milk Enough Credit” in Bustle. Full Story

9/6/2019 (Thinknum) – Blaze Pizza, with the help of LeBron James, is ready to dunk on Domino’s

A Thinknum headline states, “Blaze Pizza, with the help of LeBron James, is ready to dunk on Domino’s.” Full Story

9/5/2019 (Jackson Progress-Argus) – 6 ways to use newly popular pimento cheese

Food writer Kathleen Purvis calls pimento cheese “the duct tape of party foods” and offers unique ways it can be served. Full Story

9/5/2019 (Thrillist) – Everywhere You Can Get Super-Cheap Pizza for National Cheese Pizza Day

Today is National Cheese Pizza Day and Thrillist shares a list of restaurants and chains that are offering discounts. Full Story

9/4/2019 (ABC News) – Why pizza may be a more balanced breakfast than a sugary bowl of cereal

In anticipation of its Times Square pizza party on Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America asks if pizza might be a healthier breakfast than sugary cereal. Full Story

9/4/2019 (Bustle) – Taco Bell’s Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Has Cheese Legit Baked Into The Shell

Calling it “one of our biggest innovations to date,” Taco Bell introduced the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, which has cheese baked into the shell. Full Story

9/3/2019 (Fox Carolina) – SC gov. signs executive order as Dorian approaches Florida

Hurricane Dorian:  South Carolina government has announced storm-related measures being taken for agriculture. Full Story 

9/3/2019 (NC Governor) – Governor Cooper Issues Order to Help North Carolina Farmers Harvest Crops Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian:  North Carolina government has announced storm-related measures being taken for agriculture. Full Story 

August 2019


8/30/2019 (Refrigerated & Frozen Foods) – Study: Dairy leads as preferred packed food for weight management

Dairy products are the most desired packaged foods for weight management, according to a new report. Full Story

8/30/2019 (TODAY) – Taco Bell is ditching 2 of its most popular menu items

To make way for new items, Taco Bell will drop nine products from its menu, including the Cool Ranch Tacos.  Full Story

8/29/2019 (Good Housekeeping) – The Healthiest Cheeses You Can Buy, According to a Registered Dietitian

A registered dietitian lists “the healthiest cheeses you can buy.” Full Story

8/29/2019 (FOX Business) – Costco sells giant 72-pound cheese wheel — here’s how much it’ll cost you

Costco is selling a 72-pound Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel. Full Story

8/28/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Dairy a Major Contributor to Pumpkin Spiced Everything

Whether it’s social influence or a true appreciation for the flavor, dairy is a major contributor to pumpkin-spiced everything. Full Story

8/28/2019 (PR Newswire) – Borden Dairy Joins State Fair of Texas’ Wacky Food Lineup with Fun Flavored Milks

Dallas-based Borden Dairy has concocted three new limited-edition State Fair of Texas inspired flavors of milk; Banana Taffy, Blueberry Cobbler and Cotton Candy. Full Story

8/27/2019 (Metro UK) – Pizza Hut introduces a Doritos and cheese crust pizza and the internet completely loses it

Pizza Hut Australia introduced a Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. Full Story

8/27/2019 (CNN Business) – Starbucks is adding a new pumpkin spice drink to its fall menu

In addition to reintroducing its Pumpkin Spice Latte today, Starbucks is unveiling a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew drink. Full Story

8/26/2019 (PR Newswire) – Domino’s® Offers Back-to-School Deal: 50% Off Pizza

Domino’s is offering 50 percent off menu-priced pizzas this week in a back-to-school promotion. Full Story

8/23/2019 (PR Newswire) – Organic Valley Launches New & Improved FUEL® High-Protein Ultra-Filtered Organic Milk Shake, New First-to-Market Coffee Flavor With Caffeine

Organic Valley introduced an improved FUEL high-protein milk shake with less sugar than the original offering. Full Story

8/22/2019 (MILKBusiness.com) – Manure Digester Will Provide Power For Local College

A Vermont dairy is installing a digester that will help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources while providing extra income for Goodrich Family Farm. Full Story

8/22/2019 (Business Insider) – KFC rolls out a new mac-and-cheese bowl topped with extra cheese and fried chicken as the fast-food mac-and-cheese battle heats up

KFC will introduce mac & cheese bowls to its menus next week as the latest restaurant to offer the cheesy side. Full Story

8/21/2019 (Forbes) – Why Brands (Like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) Are Leaning Into Branded Merchandise

Companies such as Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are using branded merchandise to spread the word about their products. Full Story

8/21/2019 (DairyReporter.com) – Dairy snack launches get ready for back-to-school season

Dairy-filled back to school snacks appearing this August are highlighted. Full Story

8/20/2019 (USA TODAY) – McDonald’s launching ‘McCafé It Forward’ with three-day pay-it-forward giveaway

McDonald’s will hold a three-day “McCafé It Forward” promotion, providing cards that can be shared with friends for a free coffee. Full Story

8/20/2019 (Newswire) – Domino’s® to Open New Workspace Dedicated to Collaborative Innovation

Domino’s is set to open the Domino’s Innovation Garage, a dedicated space for collaboration and innovation. Full Story

8/19/2019 (FOX News) – Police look to grill cheese bandit after $187G theft, officials say

Canadian police are searching for a man who stole $187,000 worth of cheese. Full Story

8/19/2019 (QSR Magazine) – McDonald’s Global HQ Starts Serving Sweet Potato Fries

McDonald’s updated the international menu at its global headquarters, which now includes a Halloumi Muffin and Caramel Dipped Cones. Full Story

8/16/2019 (Thrillist) – One of Taco Bell’s Best & Beefiest Menu Items Is Finally Back

Thrillist celebrates the return of Taco Bell’s Triple Double Crunchwrap Supreme. Full Story

8/15/2019 (Delish) – Snickerdoodle McFlurries Have Been Spotted And They Sound Like A Cinnamon Dream

Delish reports McDonald’s is testing a Snickerdoodle McFlurry. Full Story

8/15/2019 (Reuters) – ‘Not as bad as you’d imagine’ hot dog flavored ice cream in NY

Oscar Meyer’s hot-dog-flavored ice cream received mixed reaction in New York. Full Story

8/14/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – State Fair Butter Sculptures Shape Social Media

Butter sculptures are grabbing the social media spotlight. Full Story

8/14/2019 (QSR Magazine) – McDonald’s Refreshes McCafé Brand and Logo

McDonald’s is refreshing the look of its McCafé brand to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Full Story

8/13/2019 (IDFA) – IDFA Highlights Dairy Industry’s Culture of Safety During OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week

IDFA is highlighting dairy’s safety record during OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week. Full Story

8/13/2019 (FOX News) – Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese hits menus nationwide

Chick-Fil-A has added mac and cheese to its menu, the first side to be added to the permanent menu since 2016. Full Story

8/12/2019 (Refinery29) – Cheese Lovers, Brace Yourselves: Prices Could Skyrocket Soon For An Annoying Reason

Today is the deadline for public comments, link here, about the proposed tariff increases on European Union imports this fall, including many types of cheese. Full Story

8/12/2019 (Delish) – We Went To The Taco Bell Hotel—Here’s Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About What’s Inside

Delish describes what staying at the pop-up Taco Bell-themed hotel is like. Full Story

8/9/2019 (Farm Journal’s MILK) –From Dairy Skeptic to Dairy Advocate’

Registered dietitian Jim Painter explains how he changed from a dairy skeptic to a dairy advocate on the Midwest Dairy “Dairy on the Air” podcast. Full Story

8/9/2019 (Associated Press) – Healthy breakfast on a busy school morning? It’s not so hard

Associated Press gives tips on how to have a healthy breakfast, including dairy, on busy school mornings. Full Story

8/8/2019 (Lifehacker) – Where to Get Free Frozen Custard on August 8

Today is National Frozen Custard Day; Lifehacker and Elite Daily offer suggestions on where to get good deals. Full Story

8/8/2019 (The Takeout) – Papa John’s newest Shaq-backed innovation is pizza… folded in half

Papa John’s board member Shaquille O’Neal hints about the chain’s forthcoming food item, the “Papadia,” which looks like a pizza folded in half. Full Story

8/7/2019 (Dairy Foods) – It’s time for US cheese to be in the spotlight

Dairy Foods says based on its varieties and quality, “it’s time for U.S. cheese to be in the spotlight” worldwide. Full Story

8/7/2019 (AGDAILY) – Survey: Consumer expectations make it tough to be a farmer

A survey commissioned by Cargill shows consumers want farmers to be “sustainable,” and have a top priority of “providing safe, abundant and affordable food.” Full Story

8/6/2019 (Delish) – 5 National Root Beer Float Day Drink Deals

Today is National Root Beer Float Day, and many restaurants have offers to help celebrate. Full Story

8/6/2019 (Brandpoint via Seattle Post-Intelligencer) – Pimento cheese is finally spreading across America? Well, it’s about time.

Already popular in the Southern U.S., pimento cheese is catching on in other regions. Full Story

8/5/2019 (People) – Summer Delights! Jennifer Garner Surprises Workers at a Dairy Farm While Buying Ice Cream

Actress Jennifer Garner and her children visited a Massachusetts dairy farm this weekend. Full Story

8/5/2019 (MSN.com) – McDonald’s in Orlando, serves pizzas and pastas

A McDonald’s restaurant in Orlando serves pizza and pastas. Full Story

8/2/2019 (USA TODAY) – Ice Cream Sandwich Day 2019: Oscar Mayer joins war on ice cream with its Ice Dog Sandwich

After French’s announced its mustard ice cream, Oscar Mayer announced its “Ice Dog Sandwich,” featuring hot-dog-flavored ice cream, candied hot dog bits and spicy dijon gelato on a cookie bun. Full Story

8/2/2019 (Business Insider) – Complaints flood Taco Bell after its hotel sold out in 2 minutes

Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel sold out all available reservations within two minutes of opening. Full Story

8/1/2019 (Gothamist) – Coolhaus Is Offering Free French’s Mustard Ice Cream This Week

In honor of National Mustard Day this Saturday, French’s partnered with Coolhaus Ice Cream to create a mustard-flavored ice cream. Full Story

8/1/2019 (Feedstuffs) – Fuel Up to Play 60 celebrates 10 years

Fuel Up to Play 60, a program created by the dairy checkoff and the NFL, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual student ambassador summit. Full Story