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Estonia sugar drink tax includes dairy and plant-based beverages

At an extraordinary session of Estonia’s government, the Riigikogu, last week, 15 new Acts were passed, including a sugar tax that includes dairy beverages.

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

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Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Agropur Cooperative is recalling some milk due to potential presence of harmful material.

Dairy Farmers of Canada weighs in on NAFTA renegotiations

Earlier this year, after some prompting from dairy producers and organizations in the US, President Trump pointed to Canada's dairy system as one that harms American dairy farmers.

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

Russia lifts ban on two Belarus cheese companies' products

Two Belarusian dairy companies have had bans on their products entering Russia lifted.

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European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can’t use dairy names

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg today announced purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yogurt’,...

Arla ‘good for the land’ ad falls foul of ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ruled an Arla Foods Ltd ad that appeared in a local newspaper in November 2016 was misleading and cannot be run again.

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Milking the law? Industry responds to stricter infant formula rules in Singapore

Infant formula milk manufacturers claim stricter regulations planned by the Singapore government could lead to consumers having limited access to important nutritional information.

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

Plant Based Foods Association: 'I am not sure how this resolution helps'

Plant-based milk debate heats up as state regulators weigh in at NCIMS meeting

State milk regulators have weighed into the plant-based milk debate in a vote that was hailed by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse...

NZ dairy farmers tackling water issues, says new report

An independently-audited report into New Zealand’s dairy farmers’ environmental challenges says ‘significant progress’ has been made in the three years since a water accord was adopted, but more progress is...

Romer Labs launches ELISA test to detect Aflatoxin M1

Romer Labs has launched an ELISA test kit for aflatoxin M1 detection to give customers confidence to monitor and manage levels in raw materials and finished products.

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

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Errington Cheese wins right to see E. coli evidence

Errington Cheese has won the right to see evidence linking one of its products to an E. coli outbreak last summer.

Project Leche: School meals in Honduras get a boost of nutritional value

Enhancing the nutritional value of school meals in Honduras is the focus of Kerry Group’s most recent project.

FOOD VISION ASIA 2017

Infant obesity: Act now over formula protein guidelines, regulators urged

Regulators in Asia should not wait for new CODEX regulations for infant formula and act now to cut the amount of protein required in order to help reduce obesity, a...

Public health industry criticizes USDA move to bring back 1% flavored milk to school lunch program

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has started the process of bringing back low-fat (1%) flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, which was eliminated from US...

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Soylent recalls shipments of Soylent 1.8 powder over undeclared allergen

Soylent is voluntarily recalling 890 boxes of its Soylent 1.8 powder because it may contain undeclared milk, says the company, which had hoped to stay out of the spotlight after...

Dubai enlists Nutricia for grassroots infant healthy-eating initiative

Dubai health officials have called on Danone’s infant nutrition brand to support its drive to persuade parents to adopt health eating habits for their toddlers.

Loy-Lange Box explosion contained 330°F hot water at speeds of 120mph

An explosion which killed four people at Loy-Lange Box Co. involved a water tank which contained 330°F hot water, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has confirmed.

Study finds drugs in milking parlor water samples

A Spanish study to monitor the presence of 19 active drugs in water samples collected from milking parlors of dairy farms located in Galicia (northwest Spain), discovered 65% of the...

Dannon attacks ‘daisy-chained’ logic in all-natural lawsuit over GM feed and dairy products

Should brands making dairy products from cows that may have consumed GM feed be allowed to market their wares as ‘all natural’? Absolutely, insisted Dannon in court papers filed this...

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA

The health risk from pesticide residues in food is low, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with 97% of samples within legal limits - but...

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