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Lactalis enters race to acquire Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

French dairy giant Lactalis has entered the race to acquire Arab Dairy Products Company with an offer that tops all earlier bids for the Egyptian cheesemaker.

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Wensleydale Creamery invests £350k in expansion

Cheesemaker the Wensleydale Creamery has invested £350,000 in new equipment to expand into the burgeoning £90M blended cheese category.

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Russian embargo: 21 states urge Commission to preserve agri reserve funds

Twenty-one member state agricultural ministers have urged the Commission not to cut agri budgets and called for extra emergency funds to help counter the Russian embargo on European food imports....

Croatian dairy control system ‘not fully adequate’

Croatia’s control system for the production and storage of dairy products is not adequate with significant discrepancies, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

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Avery Dennison top coat has higher performance in chilled conditions

Avery Dennison has added a food-approved top coated product, PP60 top cavitated white film, to its labelling film portfolio.

Arla Foods donates 15 tonnes of Putin cheese to Danish food bank

Arla Foods has donated 15 tonnes of cheese produced for the Russian market to a food bank in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Dairy Crest to sell dairy assets to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell dairy assets, including its fresh milk business, to British rival Müller UK & Ireland for £80m (US$127.5m, €102m).

Israeli dairy Tnuva considering cheese exports to Russia

Israeli dairy Tnuva is exploring the possibility of exporting cheese to Russia, which is seeking to fill the gap left by its ban on Western food imports.

Death linked to cheese recalled because of Listeria

One person has died and two have been sickened from Listeria linked to recalled cheese.

Ancient Europeans lactose intolerant for first 4,000 years of cheese making

Ancient Europeans suffered with lactose intolerance for the first 4,000 years Central European Neolithic farmers are understood to have been making cheese, DNA extracted from prehistoric skeletons suggests.

FSA promises probe after sheep's milk protein found in UK goats' cheese

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has promised an investigation after several samples of goats' cheese sold in Britain were found to contain up to 80% sheep's cheese.

Sample that: Dietz & Watson takes up Listeria tech

Dietz & Watson has cut time to result by days by using Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate Listeria before products leave one of its plants.

Davisco Foods division hit with $88k EPA penalty

A division of Davisco Foods International has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan regulations.

Arla Foods' plan to sell rejected 'Putin cheese' in Finland dashed

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) has rejected plans by Arla Foods to sell cheese produced for the Russian market - dubbed 'Putin cheese' - in Finland.

Arla seals deal to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has agreed to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens from Finnish food firm Atria for an undisclosed sum.

GEA set to acquire Dutch cheese technology firm de Klokslag

GEA has entered into an agreement to acquire Dutch cheese production technology firm de Klokslag - a deal it believes will boost its presence in the "growing segment."

Antimicrobial sachet tested to reduce Listeria in mozzarella

An antimicrobial sachet has been developed to reduce Listeria monocytogenes growth in mozzarella cheese.

TINE gives away tonnes of cheese rejected by Russia to food bank

Norwegian dairy giant TINE has given away around seven tonnes of Snøfrisk cream cheese, initially destined for export to Russia, to employees and a food bank in Oslo.

Russia importing Belarus dairy products made with EU milk: DairyInfa

Russia is taking "the back way" to overcome its dairy import shortfall - importing Belarusian cheese made using milk sourced from blacklisted European countries, DairyInfa claims.

‘It was open, we used it’: Assolatte defends 'disproportionate' Italian cheese PSA use

The Italian Dairy Association (Assolatte) has defended the “disproportionate” use of European Commission (EC) private storage aid (PSA) by Italian cheesemakers that led to the scheme's closure. 

FrieslandCampina acquisitions 'strengthen' Italian cheese and butter position

FrieslandCampina has acquired two Italian distributors in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's cheese and butter market.

Losurdo Foods settles with EPA over pollutant discharges

Losurdo Foods has agreed to upgrade its cheese manufacturing equipment to reduce the amount of pollutants it discharges.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

Private storage aid for EU cheese closed after 'disproportionate' Italian interest

The European Commission (EC) has ended private storage aid (PSA) for cheese - introduced to alleviate the impact of the Russian embargo - after a “disproportionate surge in interest” from Italy....

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