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Demand is up, and so are prices

The USDA estimates that milk production will be up slightly to 183 billion pounds in 2007, but that is less than a 1 percent increase over 2006. Tighter supplies, coupled with strong demand and rising feed prices, are going to push up wholesale prices for most dairy products this year.

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Automatic innovation

Fact: Americans continue to be more time-pressed than ever, and want even more convenient solutions to buying food.

Veal as a menu choice conjures up images of classic dishes such as Veal Piccata, Veal Oscar, Veal Cordon Bleu and the odd-sounding Osso Buco. And with a variety of cuts available, at a range of prices, many of today's chefs are finding veal still brings versatility, value and a touch of class to their menus.

Tiffin (OH) Univ. has signed Sodexho to a five-year, $4-million foodservice management contract.