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NZ to establish post-WPC scare food safety advisory panel

Following last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand government has announced plans to establish a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council that will provide it with...

British wholesaler fined £15k for illegally repackaging milk powder

A wholesaler who illegally repackaged powdered milk has been slapped with a fine of more than £15,000 ($25,200, €18,300) by a British court.

Banning chocolate milk sees drop in pupil's dairy intake

Banning chocolate milk from schools may reduce overall milk consumption and increase waste, a US study suggests. 

Austrian Listeria outbreaks came from different sources

Two outbreaks of Listeria in Austria which killed eight people were distinct and did not recently evolve from a common ancestor, according to research.  

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DairyGuard fights against milk powder adulteration

Precise, specific and reproducible results must be achieved when screening for known and unknown adulterants in milk powder, according to PerkinElmer.

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Strawberry sorbet recalled due to undeclared allergen

US retailer, The Kroger Co, has recalled its Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.

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Food testing one of our main focusses - CEM

Food testing is an important business and represents a main focus point, according to the CEO of CEM.

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Bissinger's recall: undeclared milk in chocolate bunnies

US chocolatier Bissinger’s has issued a voluntary recall for its dark chocolate bunny ears, due to undeclared milk in one lot. 

Whey forward? Milk fat tax, dodgy tests and EU bureaucratic blocks

There is light at the end of the tunnel for a European whey wholesaler, as a long-running dispute over EU import duties on milk fat in whey protein is finally...

Cause of Listeria outbreak revealed

A Listeria outbreak linked to one death and one miscarriage was most likely caused by ‘substantial sanitation deficiencies’ during the cheese-making process, according to an Centers for Disease Control and...

Coles admits to misleading campaign during AU$1 milk wars

Supermarket giant Coles painted a misleading picture of the dairy industry via a social media campaign at the height of the A$1 milk wars last year, Australia’s top consumer watchdog...

Lactalis working to boost Bosnia-Herzegovina milk quality standards

Lactalis has teamed up with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in an attempt to increase the quality of milk in Bosnia-Herzegovina to European Union (EU) standard.

Food labelling is 'confusing' and redundant without education

Consumers are baffled by ambiguous messages about healthy eating and need help to unravel the labelling conundrum, warns the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Evaporated cane juice lawsuit on ice as FDA weighs in. But what does this mean for industry?

A class action lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla of misleading consumers and misbranding its products by using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) on labels has been put on ice...

100 sickened by illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese

Illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese has been linked to around 100 cases of Salmonella.

Raw milk rule change will increase risk of illness: IDFA, NMPF

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have called on US lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would overturn the current ban on the...

Goats' milk infant formula 'not a solution' for cows' milk allergy kids: FSA

With the UK’s first goats’ milk infant formula set to hit shelves in coming weeks, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning consumers that the products are not a suitable...

Food safety research ‘non-competitive’, says Nestlé

Nestlé has called food safety research ‘non- competitive’ as it opens a facility to tackle the issue in China.

Organic shakeup: EC proposals for stricter organic food laws aim to win back consumer trust

The European Commission (EC) has proposed new laws that will shake up the way organic foods are regulated, in a bid to address what it calls 'the shortcomings of the...

Doctors fear drop in breastfeeding if formula firms policed themselves

Fearful of a drop in breastfeeding rates now that the Australian government has scrapped an independent panel that overseas on the proper use of breast milk substitutes, doctors are calling...

Positive Listeria tests prompt broad recall

A producer that makes private-label foods for Walmart, Target, and other high-profile retailers is initiating a widespread recall of its food products after inspectors turned up positive tests for Listeria...

EFSA report outlines recommendations for improved food additives model

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) plans to revise the tool used to estimate food additive intakes on the back of stakeholder feedback and updates of food consumption in its...

EFSA Board backs Bernhard Url to be new chief

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is backing Dr Bernhard Url to be its next executive director after its management board selected the acting chief from a shortlist.

ECHA backs move to strengthen BPA classification

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed a proposal to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA).

Senators object to EU claim on cheese names

US senators have objected to an ‘absurd’ European initiative to protect local cheese names, which would force changes to common names in the States.

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