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Serbia vows not to support Russia export boost despite cheese talks

Despite reports it is preparing to up the amount of cheese it ships to Russia, Serbia has vowed not to support an increase in food exports to the country. 

Lactose-free dairy, protein powder removed from Russian import blacklist

Russia has amended its embargo on Western food imports - enabling the flow of lactose-free dairy, protein concentrate, and other earlier banned products into Russia to recommence.

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Milk and cream recalled in UK over cleaning product contamination

Milk and cream products are being recalled by a British dairy after an error resulted in contamination with a “small amount of cleaning product.”

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they are contaminated with Bacillus.

EU ban on Israeli settlement dairy 'destructive' to Palestinian relations

A European Union (EU) ban on dairy products from Israeli settlements it deems illegal could have a "destructive" impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has claimed....

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Nestlé Philippines recalls infant formula over absent fatty acids

Nestlé has recalled a batch of NAN brand infant formula in the Philippines after internal tests discovered products did not contain fatty acids specified on the label.

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Uni of Bonn conducts ‘innovation impact’ EU health claims survey

The University of Bonn is asking all European Union food sector stakeholders to give input into the effect the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) is having on innovation...

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Sidel issues fraud alert

Sidel has issued a warning after several customers, suppliers and key partners were the target of Internet-based fraud attempts.

DOJ files injunction to stop ‘adulterated’ cheese distribution

A civil complaint has been filed against S. Serra Cheese Company of Clinton Township, Michigan to prevent the distribution of adulterated cheese, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Dairy Crest recall due to food poisoning risk

Dairy Crest is recalling two date codes of its Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream – Reduced Fat due to high levels of Bacillus cereus.

'This is a groundbreaking initiative in terms of supporting long-term dairy sector efficiency,' FAO releases findings of global feed mapping project

The results generated by a pioneering project looking at global dairy feeding systems will inform other initiatives aiming to measure the carbon footprint of the dairy sector, boost dairy farm...

Grassland Dairy Products fined $300k

Grassland Dairy Products has been fined $300,000 for water pollution.

‘Objections delayed fair examinations of witnesses’

Jones Day attorney held to account following Abbott Laboratories trial

An Iowa district judge has sanctioned a Jones Day attorney for objecting to “form” without any explanation, witness coaching and excessive interruptions in a case over a bacterial contamination in...

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Unapproved milk found in Hong Kong

Safa Milk imported from a source of manufacture not approved by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, has been found in Hong Kong, according to a spokesman for the...

OCA urges organic dairy industry to sever ties with IDFA

The Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA), is calling on the organic dairy industry to cut ties with the IDFA (International Dairy Foods Association) because it is one of several trade associations...

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Russia bans all dairy and milk from Ukraine

A ban on the import of all dairy products and milk from Ukraine came into force in Russia this month.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and...

Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese recall

Dairy Goat Products Coop is recalling its Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria.

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NZ opens up infant formula specifications for discussion

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has called on the food industry and interested parties to provide feedback on its proposed specifications for the manufacturing of infant formula.

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Not ‘normal’ enough, ASA tells ‘disappointed’ Danone Nutricia over infant formula claims

Danone’s Nutricia division has been rapped again for exaggerated infant follow-on formula claims, this time in conjunction with UK retailing giant Tesco.

EFSA’s live culture: Help agency revise its gut and immune health claim guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for input from all stakeholders as it goes about revising its controversial gut and immune health claim guidance that dates back to 2011.

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Brownes Dairy fined AU$100k for Australian waterway milk pollution

Western Australia's Brownes Dairy has been fined AU$100,000 (US$94,000, €70,000) over a major spill of unprocessed milk into a waterway.

Cyprus halloumi PDO application leaves Turkish Cypriots uneasy

Cyprus has filed an application with the European Commission (EC) to secure protected designation of origin (PDO) status for halloumi - a move that's left Turkish Cypriot cheese makers uneasy.

Caribbean dairy fined for questioning safety of rival yogurt brand

Caribbean yogurt maker Societe Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littee (SNYL) has been slapped with a €1.67m (US$2.5m) fine for falsely questioning the safety and quality of a rival brand in...

EFSA proposes cut in maximum infant, follow-on formula protein levels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended slashing maximum protein levels in infant and follow-on formula, citing a lack of evidence supporting the need for such high protein intake.

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