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EFSA highlights high levels of suspected carcinogen in baby formula

Babies are exposed to almost ten times the acceptable levels of a potential carcinogen that has been found in infant formula, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Neogen: Acquisition boosts cleaner and disinfectant presence

Neogen has strengthened its presence in the cleaner and disinfectant markets with the acquisition of two companies.

3M beverage test kit targets faster product release

3M has launched a test kit to detect microorganisms in a variety of beverages.

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Cheese producer prosecuted after food safety failings

A UK-based cheese producer has been prosecuted after consistent findings of Listeria.

German court rules against 'vegan cheese' - but what should plant-based alternatives be called?

If it's not made from animal milk it can't be called cheese, a German court has ruled in a case against a 'vegan cheese' manufacturer. But when consumers' point of reference for a...

TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?

The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according...

Danish fat tax had a ‘small but positive impact’ on the nation’s health

Denmark’s short-lived tax on saturated fat had a small but positive impact on the nation’s health, cutting consumption of total fat and boosting vegetable and fibre intake – although it also...

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Ecolab: Sanitizer can help processers boost plant productivity

Ecolab has introduced a mixed peracid sanitizer and disinfectant for dairy, food, beverage and brewery processors.

IDFA predicts 'bright future for US dairy' as TPP will lift Vietnam export tariffs

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will create new export opportunities for US dairy exports to Vietnam. 

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the...

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Bureau Veritas and AsureQuality acquire Dairy Technical Services

Fonterra Australia has signed an agreement to divest its 36.02% shareholding in Dairy Technical Services (DTS) to a consortium comprising Bureau Veritas Singapore and AsureQuality Limited.

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Chaotic distribution system provides fertile ground for fake formula

Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US...

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the...

NMPF, IDFA sound off against misleading WHO plan banning dairy marketing to kids under three

In a letter to the US Congress, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have urged taking a closer look at a January 2016...

European Parliament votes to scrap nutrient profiles

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) voted today to scrap nutrient profiles, a result that leaves consumer rights groups, public health campaigners and some industry players sorely disappointed.

Hearing held to strengthen Canadian border controls on dairy imports

Canada may crack down on dairy imports following a hearing held with four of Canada’s largest dairy players.  

Synthetic beta-carotene safe for use in medical infant formula: EFSA

Synthetic beta-carotene is safe for use in food for special medical purposes (FSMP) for children aged one to three years, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded.

Dairy plant link in Romanian E. coli outbreak

Twenty five people have been sickened by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Romania and three children have died.

Routine testing failed to find raw milk contamination - report

Current raw milk testing standards cannot be relied upon to always detect contamination, according to an analysis of a 2014 outbreak.

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MEPs intensify pressure for origin labelling

Another vote from Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) has put further pressure on the European Commission to act on mandatory origin labelling for meat, dairy and processed products.

WGS links Listeria strain to illnesses in 2014

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of Listeria found in raw chocolate milk has been linked to two illnesses in 2014.

Anger as new Eatwell Guide slashes dairy

Public Health England’s (PHE) launch of the new Eatwell Guide, which promotes more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and almost halves the amount of dairy in the diet, has drawn...

Dairy part of Courtauld Commitment 2025 to reduce by 20% and save £20bn

Arla, Nestlé UK and Ireland, Unilever and Dairy UK are among the more than 100 companies and organizations signing up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

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