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Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...


Fonterra launches internal probe into expired milk powder scam in China

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has launched an internal investigation following the arrest of 19 people for selling approximately 330.7 tons (300 tonnes) of the company’s expired milk powder in...

Option paralysis: Consumers were confused by 'Choices'

Dutch ditch healthy eating logo for an app

The Dutch government has ordered the industry-led healthy eating logo to be phased out and replaced with an app that allows consumers to scan products for nutrition information.

Dairy UK says Groceries Code Adjudicator should extend to foodservice, small retailers and wholesalers

The performance of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in the UK will be examined in a statutory review launched by Business Minister Margot James.


Nitrogen spiking: The loophole jeopardising protein’s podium place

The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this...

'We find it strange ‘methodological limitations’ claimed by the panel were not specified'

‘Highly unsatisfactory’: Probi takes claim complaints to EC

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to consider concerns raised by Swedish supplier Probi about the treatment of its rejected probiotic health claim.

Yoghurt Story fined for yoghurt that isn’t yoghurt

Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited and Frozen Yoghurt Limited have been sentenced and fined in the Auckland District Court for misleading the public about their frozen yoghurt products.

UNICEF cracks down on 'inappropriate' infant food promotion

Five in six children under the age of two do not get adequate nutrition for physical and cognitive development during this critical period, says a UNICEF report calling for tighter...

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Former exec sentenced in counterfeit cheese case

The executive of a cheese company has been sentenced to three years’ probation and a $5,000 fine in a case involving products mislabelled and fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano cheese.

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Nestlé Listeria recall: Drumstick cones put into distribution ‘inadvertently’

Nestlé USA has recalled ice cream cones after Listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment contact surfaces near to where they are produced.

Fattorie Osella sets Italian dairy cows animal welfare standard

Italian dairy company Fattorie Osella is the first dairy company in the country to have successfully concluded a strategic program to assess its animals’ welfare.

Greece and Finland to trial country of origin labelling for dairy

Greece and Finland are the latest countries to request a trial period for country of origin labelling on milk and dairy products.

FDA sounds alarm on Sammy’s Milk Baby Food for neglecting infant formula regulations

The FDA has advised consumers not to purchase or use infant formula brand Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because the product has not been manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations....

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission freezes sale and distribution of alcoholic ice cream with new regulation

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) recently issued an advisory restricting the sale and distribution of alcohol-infused ice cream in the state of Massachusetts, in response to the increase in...

Neogen develops test protocols to detect yeast and mould in various yogurt types

Neogen has developed test protocols to analyse yogurts for any kind or type of yeast and mould.

Toxic chemicals in camel milk from southwest Kazakhstan

Shubat – a sour, fermented camel milk beverage – is a favorite part of the daily diet for many in Kazakhstan.

Walgreens shoots down motion to investigate concerns over nanoparticles in its infant formula

Walgreens filed a motion with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block an inquiry from shareholders expressing concerns that its store-brand infant formula may contain engineered hydroxyapatite.

Is all fair in love & war, logos & lobbying? France begins nutrition label trial

Amid cries of conflicts of interest and fierce industry lobbying, France will test out four different nutrition labels for a trial period to see which is the most efficient in...

Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls 2,000 cartons of ice cream due to second Listeria scare

Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a voluntary recall of 2,000 cartons of its chocolate chip cookie dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream in 10 states due to possible Listeria...

Advertising regulator rules against Alpro over paid-for tweets

Alpro did not make it clear enough that it had paid a British celebrity to post tweets about one of its products, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled....

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

Record number of patients infected with Brucella in Texas after eating unpasteurized cheese from Mexico

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory following 13 confirmed cases of brucellosis, affecting patients between the ages of six and 80.

FSS finds O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli in Errington Cheese

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.

Farm groups call on UK government to introduce mandatory origin labeling

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is one of the groups urging the UK government to consider introducing mandatory origin labeling for milk in processed products.

US dairy groups gain international support to call out Canada’s dairy trade restrictions

Dairy organizations in the US, Australia, the EU, Mexico, and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing "indignation" about Canada's recent actions to...

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