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Canada-style EU GI cheese compromise 'entirely unacceptable': USDEC

A positive outcome of TTIP talks would, for example, allow the export of US-made Feta

The compromise reached by Canada and the European Union (EU) on geographical indications (GIs) would be "entirely unacceptable" to the US, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has said.

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Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

Job cuts proposed at botulism scare impacted Fonterra Canpac plant

Fonterra has acknowledged that proposed job losses at its under-capacity Canpac packing plant can be attributed in part to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

Agropur to double US presence with Davisco Foods acquisition

Canadian dairy Agropur has agreed to acquire the processing assets of Minnesota cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods International - a deal that will double its US operational presence.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who recently received international recognition for their work.

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Australia

Anti-doping lab now targeting Australian sports nutrition market from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Now with backing from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), international anti-doping laboratory LGC is moving to test nutritional supplements for prohibited substances Down Under.

Diageo's Captain Morgan rum rapped for implying alcohol can overcome boredom from BeverageDaily.com

Diageo rum brand Captain Morgan has again been censured by UK advertising regulator the ASA – this time for implying that alcohol can overcome boredom and is capable of changing mood.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

FIC: GS1 UK looks at common labelling issues and misconceptions from FoodProductionDaily.com

Big brands are well on their way to being FIC compliant, but for many smaller businesses there is still work to do, according to GS1 UK.

Which? expresses ‘grave concerns’ over possible FSA U-turn from FoodQualityNews.com

A consumer watchdog has expressed grave concerns on the possible reversal of a plan to name and shame supermarkets selling chicken contaminated with Campylobacter.    

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Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean

Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean

Russian dairies are overlooking the opportunities that lie with older consumers, who eat traditional products such as...

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments

The a2 Milk Company has received approval from Chinese authorities to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum...

UN regulation infant formula lead and rice arsenic

UN tightens regulation on lead in infant formula lead and arsenic in rice

The United Nation’s food standards body has adopted new maximum levels for lead in infant formula and...

Ex-FDA official: Nutrition Facts overhaul doesn’t go far enough
Proposals don't consider a product's overall nutritional value, says professor

Former FDA commissioner: Nutrition Facts overhaul doesn’t go far enough

FDA proposals to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels are “strong” and “likely to make an...

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