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FDA pauses non-toxigenic E. coli testing in cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to pause its testing program for non-toxigenic E. coli in cheese while it re-evaluates the issue.

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ASDA third retailer to pull Camembert

ASDA became the third UK retailer in the space of less than a week to pull a Camembert product from its shelves due to the potential presence of the bacterium Listeria...

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Co-operative recalls Camembert

Less than a week after Sainsbury’s pulled some of its Camembert products in the UK, The Co-operative is recalling its 250g Truly Irresistible Camembert as a precautionary measure due to...

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Sainsbury’s recalls Camembert after Listeria scare

Sainsbury’s in the UK is recalling some of its Camembert products with use-by dates up to and including March 6, 2016 due to the potential presence of Listeria.

China direct

Prediction: China to have world’s safest infant formula in a decade

In the next decade, China will have the safest infant formula available anywhere—just 10 short years after China's melamine scandal (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked). 

Say cheese! Mérieux NutriSciences ensures Parmigiano Reggiano authenticity

Mérieux NutriSciences has created a testing method to identify authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

DSM testing tool validated

DSM Food Specialties has announced the successful validation of its testing tool, Delvotest T, for determining up to 27 antibiotic residues in raw cow’s milk and dairy ingredients, such as...

REPORTS FROM IDFA DAIRY FORUM 2016

Dairy food safety is ‘industry must,’ starts with execs

Food safety must be carried equally across every dairy organization, but a recent forum of dairy executives said it needs to start at the executive level.

Product recall in Western Australia

Lion Dairy & Drinks and Coles are undertaking a recall of a number of products manufactured on Saturday 23 January 2016 at Lion’s Bentley dairy site in Western Australia as...

REPORTS FROM 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

“Time for a change”: IDFA president and CEO Connie Tipton announces she will step down

Connie Tipton, the International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO, announced that she will step down at the end of 2016.

Roos Foods pleads guilty to charges brought after Listeria outbreak

Roos Foods has pleaded guilty to violating federal laws in connection with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) from cheese in 2014.

(B)utterly in breach? Ireland cracks down on misleading buttery claims

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued guidance for industry when using terms such as 'buttery' or 'butterly' following complaints that margarine manufacturers were misleading consumers.

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

EFSA approves sweetener sucralose for infant medical foods

It is safe to include the sugar-derived sweetener sucralose in special medical foods for young children, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded.

only 1/3 objections tabled were backed by the ENVI Committee

MEPs back objections to sugary baby food - but cast off concerns on infant formula

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) accept rules on sugary cereal-based baby food should be revised, but have voted against changing a draft on the marketing of infant formula and medical...

Commission under pressure to act on mandatory meat & dairy origin labelling

The European Commission overstated the cost of mandatory country of origin labelling and must extend it to include lightly processed dairy and meat products such as cheese and sausages, say...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

The way sports foods are regulated in the EU is set to change. But how? Craig Simpson, EU food law expert with Steptoe & Johnson in the UK, gives his...

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

Processed foods eligible for EU funding under healthy eating scheme

Manufacturers of processed foods containing fruit and milk are eligible for EU funding under a healthy eating programme for schools, approved by the agriculture committee yesterday, but maximum levels for...

Probiotic victory: Judge refuses to certify class in false advertising lawsuit vs Yakult USA

A California judge has refused to certify a class of consumers in a lawsuit accusing Yakult USA of misleading shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks.

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Blue Bell market re-entry progress amid DOJ investigation rumours

Blue Bell Ice Cream is to start phase five of its market re-entry from January 18.

ASA ruling

Hare today, gone tomorrow: Nestlé boots Nesquik healthy bunny claims after UK challenge

Nesquik is no longer "a great start to the day" after the UK advertising authority ruled the product too high in sugar to bear health claims. ...

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Poison blackmail response should prompt confidence in Kiwi food safety

Consumers in New Zealand and abroad should take confidence in the way a criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant formula with a pesticide was handled, the country’s food ministry has...

New Zealand to ensure future dairy food safety capability through new initiatives

A New Zealand report has set out a series of actions to ensure the dairy industry's future food safety capability, building on the 'good shape' of the sector in 2015.

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