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Ireland expecting €69m fine for exceeding final EU milk deliveries quota

Ireland is expecting a €69m (US$75m) fine for overshooting its last ever European Union (EU) milk deliveries quota.

Blue Bell recalls all products due to Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling all products made at all facilities because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Front-of-pack labels are equally effective - but none works alone

Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers -  environment, motivation and psychology must...

China considering ban on infant formula advertising: Reports

China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country. 

Fonterra pulls 'misleading' Australian Tamar Valley yoghurt TV ad

Fonterra has pulled an Australian TV ad for Tamar Valley yoghurt deemed "misleading" in the wake of a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries.

FVO slams Russian dairy controls

The Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) has found ‘significant deficiencies’ in Russian controls for export of dairy products and casings to the European Union (EU).

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis multiply 'surprisingly quick' in refrigerated raw milk: Evira

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis bacteria can multiply in raw milk at refrigeration temperature within a couple of days to a “illness-causing level,” the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) claims.

CDR targets fat and oil quality control

CDR and Filsorb have launched a benchtop analyser for quality control of raw materials when purchased, stored and during production.

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall due to Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding a recall to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

UK blows whistle on sports supplement claims

The UK advertising watchdog has muzzled meal replacement, muscle building, metabolism, L-carnitine, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and other claims being made by a UK based online manufacturer-retailer as it continues...

NZ Commerce Commission grants INC power to restrict infant formula marketing

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has granted infant formula industry association, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC), the power to restrict the marketing practices of its members.

Worker injuries roundup: Tattenhall Dairy Products, Bakers Waste Services & Unicold Corp

Tattenhall Dairy Products, which produces Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, has been fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £11k costs for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by...

EU milk quota abolition the 'closing of a chapter in the history' of dairy: EC

Today - the final day of the European Union (EU) milk quota system - has been branded the "closing of a chapter in the history" of the global dairy sector....

Milk quota abolition 'both a challenge and an opportunity': EC

The abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quota system next week presents "both a challenge and an opportunity" for Member States.

Belgian court rules against 'misleading' Alpro soy product

Alpro’s use of the term ‘yoghurt variant’ for its soy- and plant-based products is misleading and must be removed, a Belgian court has ruled.

Aptamil infant formula linked to UK Campylobacter case given 'all clear' at plant

Aptamil infant formula linked to a case of Campylobacter illness in a British infant was given the "all clear" before entering the market.

FAO Bangalore Report 'very positive step' towards affirming DIAAS method: Volac

The Bangalore Report, the latest FAO assessment of the DIAAS protein quality measurement method, is a “very positive step” towards replacing PDCAAS, says Volac.

Infant formula tested over tampering fears 'negative for 1080': NZ Police

Samples of infant formula feared to have been tampered with have tested negative for pest control poison, sodium monofluoroacetate (1080), says New Zealand Police.

Police probing 1080 threat test NZ infant formula after tampering reports

Police investigating a threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) are testing tins after a number of consumers complained of pinpricks in packaging lids.

No post-quota 'surge' in EU milk production expected in 2015: EC report

Milk production in the European Union (EU) is not expected to surge in 2015, despite next month's abolition of the milk quota system, says a report.

From the Gut Microbiota for Health congress in Barcelona, Spain

ISAPP: Can we reclaim the word probiotics?

EU-banned marketing terms like ‘probiotics’ need to be reclaimed and recently reworked definitions and criteria can help win ongoing regulatory and research battles, ISAPP told a microbiota congress in Barcelona...

Malaysia

Nestlé shows consumers how to tell fake Milo after counterfeit bust

Milo’s supposedly biggest market, Malaysia, was dealt a scare over the weekend after thousands of packs of the exceptionally popular chocolate milk powder were seized by inspectors in Negeri Sembilan....

Listeria tainted ice cream ‘contributing factor’ in 3 deaths

Blue Bell ice cream products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes were a contributing factor to three deaths, according to officials.

China 'unaware' of NZ infant formula shipment stopped at border over 1080 threat: MPI

China is “unaware” of any consignment of New Zealand infant formula being held at its border in response to the 1080 contamination threat, says the New Zealand Ministry for Primary...

French private label dairy price fixing cartel hit with fines totalling €192.7m

Autorité de la Concurrence (the French Competition Authority) has slapped members of a private label dairy cartel with fines totalling €192.7m (US$205m).

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