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Is all fair in love & war, logos & lobbying? France begins nutrition label trial

Amid cries of conflicts of interest and fierce industry lobbying, France will test out four different nutrition labels for a trial period to see which is the most efficient in...

Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls 2,000 cartons of ice cream due to second Listeria scare

Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a voluntary recall of 2,000 cartons of its chocolate chip cookie dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream in 10 states due to possible Listeria...

Advertising regulator rules against Alpro over paid-for tweets

Alpro did not make it clear enough that it had paid a British celebrity to post tweets about one of its products, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled....

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

Record number of patients infected with Brucella in Texas after eating unpasteurized cheese from Mexico

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory following 13 confirmed cases of brucellosis, affecting patients between the ages of six and 80.

FSS finds O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli in Errington Cheese

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered all cheese from Errington Cheese to be pulled from distribution after detection of O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli.

Farm groups call on UK government to introduce mandatory origin labeling

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is one of the groups urging the UK government to consider introducing mandatory origin labeling for milk in processed products.

US dairy groups gain international support to call out Canada’s dairy trade restrictions

Dairy organizations in the US, Australia, the EU, Mexico, and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing "indignation" about Canada's recent actions to...

FSS issues new cheese warning due to E. coli O157

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.

US dairy giants to pay $52m to milk purchasers in court settlement

Some of the largest dairy producers in the US will have to pay $52m to milk purchasers across 15 states and the District of Columbia, after US District Judge Jeffery...

Child dies in E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland

A child has died after an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

France calls for an end to TTIP talks

The French trade minister said yesterday France wants to end TTIP negotiations, his German counterpart has said the talks have “de facto failed” and the deal’s biggest supporter, Britain, has...

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Unilever recalls ice cream due to metal contamination

Unilever is recalling four batches of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream due to potential metal contamination.

EFSA casts doubt on safety of some annatto food colours

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it cannot assess the safety of certain food colour extracts derived from annatto due to a lack of data, and recommends replacing...

UK obesity plan attacks sugar – but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough

The UK government has published its Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action paper.

How will milk drinks be affected by UK sugar tax?

Milk-based drinks are to be excluded from the UK sugar tax, given their nutritional value. And yet some milk-based drinks contain considerable amounts of added sugar. So how can the...

Commission releases draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2015-16 dairy season.

New US-Mexico Dairy Alliance 're-energizes' commitment to NAFTA agreement

Leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations have signed a US–Mexico Dairy Alliance pledging to work together to boost trade between the two countries.

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage...

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream...

Thymox to fight hoof disease scourge with global treatment rollout

Dairy farmers can protect their cows and guard against production declines with a harmless hoof disease treatment coming to Europe and the US in 2017, says supplier Thymox.

Mocon launches yeast and mould test method for dairy

Mocon has launched a yeast and mould test method for dairy applications.

Epi Ingredients looks to sustainability through ‘Passion du Lait’

French company Epi Ingredients has launched a corporate initiative it is calling ‘Passion du Lait,’ or Passion for Milk.

Whey maker gets warning on inflammation claims

A recent warning letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration makes clear the danger marketers run into when using the words “inflammation” and “chronic” in the same breath, even...

When is it best to introduce complementary feeding for infants? Commission asks EFSA

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to update its scientific opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding for infants.

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