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Cypriot cheese names Halloumi and Hellim set to be granted PDO status: EC

The European Commission (EC) has published Cyprus' Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) application for Halloumi and Hellim.

“The comments received do not require any change to the conclusions of the NDA Panel.”

EFSA stands by CLA rejection

EFSA is standing by a CLA-weight loss health claim rejection despite an appeal that accused it of failing to evaluate submitted efficacy data from joint applicants BASF and Stepan Lipid...

European Commission looks to extend private storage aid for butter and SMP

Private storage aid (PSA) for butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) - introduced by Brussels in the wake of the Russian embargo - looks set to be extended.

EFSA confirms safety of synthetic oligosaccharides in infant, follow-on formula

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed the safety of two synthetic oligosaccharides - opening the door for their use in infant and follow-on formula.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Minimum cheese content remains unsolved in Codex standard

Minimum cheese content remained a controversial point in discussion of a standard for processed cheese at a Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

Cypriots come to 'common understanding' on PDO for Halloumi and Hellim cheese

The Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus have come to a “common understanding” on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status of Halloumi and Hellim cheese after talks with European...

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Charm Sciences test receives AOAC-RI approval

Charm Sciences’ aerobic count bacterial test has received AOAC-Research Institute approval.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Dairy permeate powder standard work approved by Codex

An international standard on the identity, compositional quality and safety of powders made from dairy permeates has come a step closer.

New Zealand raw milk competition 'at risk' from Fonterra dominance: Westland

Competition for farm gate milk in New Zealand is "at risk" from Fonterra's market dominance, says Westland Milk Products.

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Blue Bell test production plan in Alabama

Blue Bell Creameries will begin test production of ice cream in Alabama in the next few weeks. 

DISPATCHES FROM CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, GENEVA

Consensus not reached by Codex on rBST standard

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has decided not to adopt a standard on draft maximum residue limits (MRLs) for bovine somatotropin after a mammoth debate during its 38th session.

Mead Johnson cow’s milk allergy ad claims 'had been substantiated’: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims made in a Mead Johnson Nutrition advert on cow's milk allergy in infants.

India moves to establish melamine limits for infant formula

India has moved to establish a maximum limit for melamine in liquid and powdered infant formula. 

Protein World ad did not ‘shame women’: ASA

Protein World’s controversial ‘Are you Beach Body Ready?’ advert was not irresponsible, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.

Meal replacement regulation should consider consumers not just science: SNE

Any new regulation on total meal replacements should consider consumer expectations of taste and cost, not just science, says trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE).

Russia to extend ban on EU food imports until Jan 2016

Russia has confirmed it plans to extend a ban on Western food imports until early 2016 and may add new products to the list of banned goods, officials have said.

Saputo recalling French Roquefort cheese over Staphylococcus contamination fear

Saputo is recalling almost a tonne of French Roquefort cheese in Canada over concerns it contains the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

MEPs back ban on meat and milk from cloned animals

The European Environment and Agriculture committees backed a draft law to ban meat and milk from cloned animals and their descendants on Wednesday, citing animal welfare and ethical concerns.

Going public with 1080 infant formula threat initially considered 'undesirable'

The New Zealand Government initially considered it "undesirable" for details of the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat to be made public.

Dairy food labelling: shoppers have right to know, says DEFRA

Consumers deserve the right to know the cheese and milk they buy is British, farm minister George Eustice will tell fellow agriculture ministers in Brussels today (June 16).

Judge to FDA: When are you going to make a decision on evaporated cane juice labeling?

A federal judge in California has asked the FDA whether it is planning to clarify its position on evaporated cane juice (ECJ) labeling any time soon as confusion over whether...

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Blue Bell Creameries: We are reassessing everything

Blue Bell Creameries has provided the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with corrective actions in response to the agency’s inspection reports.

Insect claim consumers declined to provide NAN follow-on formula for analysis: Nestlé India

The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.

10 new faces as EFSA names health claims panel for 2015-2018

The NDA panel will feature 10 new faces for the health claims panel’s next three years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced changes today.

Technology 'excludes the possibility' of insects surviving in NAN follow-on formula: Nestlé India

Technology used to produce NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula "excludes the possibility" of insects surviving in packaging, says Nestlé India. 

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