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Davisco Foods division hit with $88k EPA penalty

A division of Davisco Foods International has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan regulations.

Whey protein duty battle: 170 UK jobs on the line at CLF Distribution

 EU regulation on whey protein import duty will not be amended - a decision that will threaten business, says the MD of a large UK wholesaler.

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Commission was wrong to separate med agency and EFSA: MEP

The Commission was wrong to separate the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), nutrient profiles are unconvincing and the threat of botanical court action is...

TSG application for 'most natural form of milk production' published

An application for Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status for haymilk, milk supposedly produced in "the most natural form",  has been opened for comment by the European Commission (EC)....

'It's a great change...': Japanese food industry readies for new health claim laws in 2015

Japan’s innovative but restricted €25bn functional foods and food supplements sector is about to be handed a set of game-changing marketing keys by the government, industry players told us at...

"As a member of Parliament, I need facts. And I think you, the food industry, have the resources to find those."

MEP defends EU novel foods laws against innovation attacks

The food industry should provide facts if it expects EU decision makers to consider dismantling the controversial novel foods regulation it has long-argued discourages innovation, a UK member of the...

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Dairy fined after Clean Water Act violations

E&M Farms Inc. has agreed to pay a $7,500 civil penalty to settle violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its dairy site.

UK's traffic light label is 'negative', says Commission

The UK’s traffic light label has incited more objections than the Nordic keyhole system because the former is more negative in its nutrition guidance, says the European Commission.

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder batches over illnesses

Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of three batches of Fonterra-made Anchor milk powder after complaints of illness in children.

‘It was open, we used it’: Assolatte defends 'disproportionate' Italian cheese PSA use

The Italian Dairy Association (Assolatte) has defended the “disproportionate” use of European Commission (EC) private storage aid (PSA) by Italian cheesemakers that led to the scheme's closure. 

Commission opens infraction proceedings against UK’s 'traffic light' label

The European Commission has formally opened infraction proceedings against the UK for its 'traffic light' food labelling system, giving the state two months to defend itself against business complaints.

Losurdo Foods settles with EPA over pollutant discharges

Losurdo Foods has agreed to upgrade its cheese manufacturing equipment to reduce the amount of pollutants it discharges.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

Private storage aid for EU cheese closed after 'disproportionate' Italian interest

The European Commission (EC) has ended private storage aid (PSA) for cheese - introduced to alleviate the impact of the Russian embargo - after a “disproportionate surge in interest” from Italy....

EFSA takes 'e' path to cut red tape for health claims and more

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has introduced an ‘e-service’ to speed applications for health claims and food and feed additives.

DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a need to know more, according to Danone Nutricia.

Probiotics easier to market as drugs than foods: PRI

The EU’s strict nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) which has barred all probiotic claims means 'living microorganism'-based products could be easier to bring to market as drugs, a 4-year-old...

Juncker’s Commission announced: Lithuanian takes health and food safety spot

Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis will be the next commissioner for health and food safety, according to an official announcement today which saw several structure changes to the cabinet.

'It’s taken a year to explain our chondroitin doesn’t come from carcasses left out in the sun': Danish supplier

Danish firm ZPD has won EU food approval for its chondroitin sulfate – a process that has been riddled by misapprehension and prejudice, the company says.

‘Got Milk’ owner sues Bridge Brands Chocolate in trademark spat

The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its “Got Milk?” slogan to Melville Chocolate and is seeking remedies in a US...

Commission ups CAP budget by €30m to alleviate Russian ban on EU agri products

The European Commission says it will increase its €60m Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget by a further €30m to ease market difficulties expected as a result of Russian measures against some European...

Kraft recalls American Slices over 'premature spoilage' fears

Nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles have been recalled in the US over concerns about "premature spoilage."

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

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Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk

Raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Utah has been linked to 45 Campylobacter illnesses.

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