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Fire crews called to gas leak at Fonterra plant

Fire crews were called to a Fonterra plant in Cobden, Victoria, Australia, yesterday (August 22) after reports of an ammonia gas leak at the factory.

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K-Bar Dairy recalls raw milk due to Brucella concerns

At least one person has been hospitalized by brucellosis with a link to raw milk, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

FDA allows use of ultrafiltered milk in cheese to ease fallout from new Canadian pricing scheme

FDA’s decision late last week to allow manufacturers in some cases to use ultrafiltered milk and ultrafiltered nonfat milk to make cheese could help ease the negative impact on US...

Bio-tiful Dairy kefir ad falls foul of ASA

A poster for UK kefir company Bio-tiful Dairy’s Kefir drink has been found by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to be in breach of advertising rules.

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Campylobacter illnesses in Wales linked to raw milk

Public Health Wales is investigating four cases of Campylobacter linked with milk from Penlan y Môr farm.

Consumer NZ says light-proof bottles don’t make milk better

New Zealand consumer group Consumer NZ said despite claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, its testing showed little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands.

Bulgaria fines cheese companies for non-milk fat ingredients

In Bulgaria, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has fined three companies for producing cheese with non-milk fats that were not declared on the labels.

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Synlait delay on Grass Fed infant formula approval in US

New Zealand company Synlait Milk Ltd and Munchkin said they are continuing to work through the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration process required to launch their Grass Fed...

Fortuna Group looks for collaboration on methane recovery system

Dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group said if sustainable farming is to be achieved, companies in the private and public sector need to work faster and more collaboratively.

Greece looking into protection of the name Greek yogurt

Greece’s Ministry of Agriculture is setting up a working group to coordinate information on the production of Greek yogurt.

FSANZ seeks submissions on consultation over infant formula for special dietary uses

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a consultation paper on infant formula products for special dietary use.

New China infant formula rules: Five international firms in first batch of approvals

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the first wave of infant nutrition companies and products that have passed its new registration programme, and are now free to trade...

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Errington Cheese continues product safety battle

Errington Cheese is set for another procedural hearing in the battle to prove its product is safe to eat.

A storm in a tofu teacup? Dairy industry should focus on innovation not plant alternatives, says analyst

The dairy industry should stop patrolling supermarket shelves for crimes such as 'soy milk' or 'tofu butter' and focus on innovation in its own sector, according to Packaged Facts analyst...

China authorities give green light to 217 batches of infant formula after testing

China’s Food and Drug Administration has announced it tested the ingredients of 217 batches of infant formula in June, and that no unqualified samples were found.

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FrieslandCampina recognized for its Supply Chain Management

FrieslandCampina has won an award recognizing its excellence in Supply Chain Management at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2017.

Best Sanitizers launches quat-free surface sanitizer

Walton, Kentucky-based company Best Sanitizers has introduced a surface sanitizer without quaternary ammonium for cleaning and sanitizing food contact and non-food contact surfaces.

Ben & Jerry’s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice cream

Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s has said that its ice cream products are safe to consume after independent lab testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found that certain ice cream...

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

MPP updates improve safety net program for US dairy farmers before Farm Bill expires

The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that makes significant updates to the Margin Protection Program for dairy farmers (MPP-Dairy).

Quality Mark to increase consumer trust in Indian dairy products

India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has launched a Quality Mark logo for dairy products.

EDA expresses CETA cheese concerns

With implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) looming, the European Dairy Association (EDA) said it still has concerns over the management of the cheese Tariff-Rate Quotas...

Pilot program closely monitors tetracycline antibiotics in US milk supply

The FDA began a pilot program this month testing the US milk supply for tetracycline antibiotics, which will run for a minimum of 18 months with results released in 2019.

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Mexico stops import of Colombian dairy products

Mexico’s National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) has suspended the importation of all dairy products from Colombia due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in...

IDFA pleased with key priorities in NAFTA renegotiation

Canadian dairy policies and geographical indications are among the topics the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) wants the US government to tackle when North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations...

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