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Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a need to know more, according to Danone Nutricia.

Probiotics easier to market as drugs than foods: PRI

The EU’s strict nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) which has barred all probiotic claims means 'living microorganism'-based products could be easier to bring to market as drugs, a 4-year-old...

Juncker’s Commission announced: Lithuanian takes health and food safety spot

Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis will be the next commissioner for health and food safety, according to an official announcement today which saw several structure changes to the cabinet.

'It’s taken a year to explain our chondroitin doesn’t come from carcasses left out in the sun': Danish supplier

Danish firm ZPD has won EU food approval for its chondroitin sulfate – a process that has been riddled by misapprehension and prejudice, the company says.

‘Got Milk’ owner sues Bridge Brands Chocolate in trademark spat

The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its “Got Milk?” slogan to Melville Chocolate and is seeking remedies in a US...

Commission ups CAP budget by €30m to alleviate Russian ban on EU agri products

The European Commission says it will increase its €60m Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget by a further €30m to ease market difficulties expected as a result of Russian measures against some European...

Kraft recalls American Slices over 'premature spoilage' fears

Nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles have been recalled in the US over concerns about "premature spoilage."

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

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Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk

Raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Utah has been linked to 45 Campylobacter illnesses.

Changing Listeria contamination patterns analysed in cheese facility

The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.

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SQI Diagnostics to automate assay for testing pathogens in raw milk

SQI Diagnostics has entered into a contract with a UK-based company to automate their DNA-based pathogen detection assays.

Milk would no longer qualify as an excellent source of vitamin D or a good source of potassium in new-look Nutrition Facts panel

FDA proposals to increase the RDI for certain nutrients as part of an overhaul of the Nutrition Facts panel mean that milk would no longer qualify as an excellent source...

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...

False e-mail addresses using employee signatures

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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