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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...

Mother files lawsuit against Mead Johnson alleging baby fell ‘gravely ill’ from insect-contaminated formula

Mead Johnson is facing a $5m lawsuit from a mother who alleges its infant formula brand, Enfamil, was contaminated by insects leading to the hospitalization of her baby.

Four dead after hot water tank explodes at Loy-Lange Box Co.

Four people have died after a hot water storage tank exploded through the roof of Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri, US.

Italy proposes €18,000 fine for firms failing to indicate Italian origin

New legislation could require manufacturers to give detailed origin labelling for all pre-packaged food on Italian shelves or face heavy fines – but does the move undermine EU law and...

EFSA: No safety issues over acacia gum as food additive

Acacia gum is safe for use as a food additive concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk re-evaluation request from the European Commission.

Palm oil and cocoa commitments undermined by poor regulation

Food manufacturers are struggling to tackle deforestation because of failures by governments both at home and overseas, according to candid interviews with a number of high-profile firms.

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Ingredia and La Prosperité Fermière partner with WWF France on sustainability

French company Ingredia and its parent group, the cooperative Prosperité Fermière, have signed a strategic partnership with WWF France to reduce the impacts and negative environmental factors of dairy production....

Bellamy’s says it won’t meet Chinese registration deadline

Bellamy’s Australia Limited has updated its position on registration of its products with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).

WHO set new standards for monitoring junk food ads aimed at children

The World Health Organisation has released guidelines for a new Europe-wide investigation into junk food ads aimed at children.

Errington Cheese maintains innocence after E. coli report findings

A report into an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland has reiterated Dunsyre Blue as the source while Errington Cheese has insisted there is no microbiological evidence for this conclusion.

Germany looks to change milk supply relationships

Germany’s Bundeskartellamt has published an interim report on its administrative proceeding concerning conditions of supply for raw milk.

Russia proposes changes to dairy vs. non-dairy labeling to WTO

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the regulatory body of Russia, has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of amendments seeking to distinguish between dairy products with or without milk fat...

Seized milk powder could be destroyed following court ruling

Some milk and buttermilk powder seized due to safety concerns months ago could be destroyed following a ruling in a US district court.

France's food waste ban: One year on

Has the French system of penalties for supermarkets wasting surplus food really worked? 

EFSA to recommend daily intake values for added sugar by 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish a scientific opinion on how much sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020, it has confirmed.

Florida court rules in favor of creamery in skim milk labeling case

Ocheesee Creamery of Florida has won a case against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which had tried to argue that the milk producer could not label its...

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3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

Two deaths linked to Listeria outbreak in cheese

A multi-state outbreak of listeriosis from soft raw milk cheese has killed two people, according to US authorities.

Dairy Association of Sri Lanka formed

The formation of The Dairy Association of Sri Lanka took place in February.

EU lawmakers to discuss companies selling poorer quality food in Eastern Europe

The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will discuss the issue of dual quality foods next week as Slovakia and Hungary push for EU legislation to prevent manufacturers selling poorer quality products in...

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