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GEA acquires Italian mozzarella and pizza cheese equipment firm CMT

GEA has acquire CMT, an Italian company that specialises in equipment for the production of mozzarella and pizza cheese.

Cross contamination role in Listeria outbreak from cheese

Cross contamination of cut and repackaged cheeses formed part of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 22 people and was linked to four deaths, according to a study.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

Cypriot cheese names Halloumi and Hellim set to be granted PDO status: EC

The European Commission (EC) has published Cyprus' Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) application for Halloumi and Hellim.

FrieslandCampina to enter 'fast growing' mozzarella market with Fabrelac acquisition

Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina has agreed to acquire Fabrelac, a Belgian mozzarella cheese producer, for an undisclosed sum.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Minimum cheese content remains unsolved in Codex standard

Minimum cheese content remained a controversial point in discussion of a standard for processed cheese at a Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

Iran 'a potential target market' for Russian embargo dairy surplus: Euromonitor

Iran could become a target market for the dairy surplus created by the Russian embargo if Western economic sanctions are lifted, says Euromonitor.

Cypriots come to 'common understanding' on PDO for Halloumi and Hellim cheese

The Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus have come to a “common understanding” on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status of Halloumi and Hellim cheese after talks with European...

Australia

Brand names can't trump supermarket cheese hegemony

Australians still enjoy their cheddar. Market research by Roy Morgan Research shows that almost 85% of Australian shoppers buy some kind of cheese at least once each month

Cash for Cheese: The bank that accepts Parmigiano Reggiano as loan collateral

Cash for cheese may sound like a parody of the cash for gold scheme, but in Italy it's a reality for many Parmigiano Reggiano producers seeking quick cash.

Having a mare making horse cheese? Try camel chymosin, says Italian scientist

Pure camel chymosin – an enzyme found to effectively coagulate camel and donkey milk – also holds the potential to clot milk from horses, according to new research.

Pilgrims Choice 'recreates the tang' of Cheddar cheese in ice cream

British cheese brand Pilgrims Choice has created an ice cream range that "perfectly recreates the tang" of its Cheddar.

What do protected origin labels mean to consumers?

EU quality labelling schemes showing product origin do not always connect with shoppers, says research.

Manufacturers 'ignoring' the energy value of dairy production residues: Clearfleau

Many manufacturers are “ignoring” the energy value of dairy production residues, says British anaerobic digestion specialist, Clearfleau.

Neighbouring Fonterra and A-ware plants get the royal treatment at opening

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands was on hand to officially open Fonterra's first wholly-owned and operated European ingredients plant. 

Kraft in legal hot water over 'natural cheese' and 'all-natural' Capri Sun

Kraft Foods Group has come under renewed fire over ‘natural’ claims this month, with a judge certifying a false advertising lawsuit over its ‘natural cheese’ and a plaintiff filing a...

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

Inside.... FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre, the Netherlands

Zenith International kicked off its ninth Global Dairy Congress in the Netherlands with a trip to FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre at Wageningen University.

Brazil, Kenya and Iran: Three markets to watch in cheese

Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are hot on the heels of the US and Europe in packaged cheese, and growth is set to stir up plenty of future...

Saputo recalling French Roquefort cheese over Staphylococcus contamination fear

Saputo is recalling almost a tonne of French Roquefort cheese in Canada over concerns it contains the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Cheese could be the next health food, industry expert suggests

The tide may be changing for cheese, as science helps re-position the dairy food as a protein-dense, calcium-rich, healthy snack rather than as a high-fat and -sodium food to be...

Oregon State University commercializes polymer that 'naturally thickens milk'

After decades of research, Oregon State University (OSU) has begun commercializing a natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential.

Cheesemaker Wensleydale Creamery enters UK yogurt category with Yorkshire Yogurt

British cheesemaker Wensleydale Creamery has entered the premium yogurt category with a product it calls Yorkshire Yogurt. 

Finnish dairy Valio cuts 326 jobs to adjust to 'current operating environment'

Finnish dairy giant Valio has reduced its workforce in the country by 326 to "adjust its costs to correspond to the current operating environment."

Jarlsberg exports will become 'unprofitable' if Norwegian subsidies removed: TINE

Norwegian dairy TINE has warned that exporting Jarlsberg cheese could become unprofitable if the country's government phases out export subsidies. 

Extending Lisbon System to GIs done 'at the expense of generic users': USDEC

Extending the Lisbon System for the International Registration of Appellations of Origin to Geographical Indications (GIs) was done "at the expense of generic users," say US dairy sector representatives....

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