I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.
Shipping bottlenecks appear to be causing issues for at least one big box store when it comes to cheese. Costco reports it is having difficulty stocking imported cheeses due to a global shortage of shipping containers. Plus there are the bottlenecks at key ports on the West Coast. That is causing shipping delays for suppliers and delays for retailers receiving goods. The problem is also apparently affecting seafood, olive oil, furniture, sporting goods, and lawn, and garden equipment.
Campbell Soup says it expects slower sales this year as people emerge from lockdowns and head back to restaurants. Shares of the company dropped more than 4-percent in early morning trading even as it said sales in its fiscal second-quarter rose 5-percent as consumers continued to load up on prepared foods.
Australian researchers have developed a new milk processing technique that could be an alternative to pasteurization. It’s called “Haelen”. They claim it will still process raw milk with all the benefits of pasteurization while leaving more nutrients and flavor intact. The process uses pressure treatment instead of heat to kill harmful pathogens and prolong the shelf life of milk. The company that developed the process says it plans to roll out its first products commercially this year.
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