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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).

Welsh dairy firm’s £6M cheese site to create 10 jobs

Welsh dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £6M in a new cheese production facility at its existing site in Gwynedd, creating 10 new jobs.

FrieslandCampina to close Dutch cheese packaging plant in efficiency drive

FrieslandCampina plans to close its Den Hollander Food cheese packaging plant, which it considers too small to meet future packaging requirements.

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.

Cheese: The latest piece of the French paradox puzzle?

The body digests fermented dairy products like cheese differently from butter, leading researchers to suggest this may be another reason behind the French paradox.

Tetra Pak 'reaped benefit' from acquired Danish filtration business in 2014

Tetra Pak has already "reaped benefit" from its 2013 acquisition of Danish membrane filtration technology manufacturer, DSS Silkesborg. 

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Mondelez Brazil unveils rounder packaging for Philadelphia cream cheese

Mondelez Brazil has introduced rounder packaging for its Philadelphia cream cheese, to spoon out the contents more easily.

FAR-M camel milk coagulant clots donkey milk too, Chr Hansen finds

Chr Hansen's FAR-M camel milk coagulant also has the ability to clot donkey milk, the Danish natural ingredients supplier has discovered.

Irish Dairy Board completes post-quota preparations with Ornua rebrand

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has completed its post-quota preparations with the adoption of its new corporate identity, Ornua.

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Russian ban on Western food imports created 'a lot of opportunities': Obram

The Russian embargo on Western food imports has created "a lot of opportunities," says Tetra Pak's Polish cheesemaking technology business Obram.

Blendhub Corp opens food tech centre in Mexico with pilot plants for cheese and dairy applications

Blendhub Corp, which operates from Murcia (Spain), Mexico, Dubai (UAE) and Chennai (India) is launching an ambitious expansion strategy over the next three years expanding into 40 locations worldwide.

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First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

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Arla given go-ahead to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has been given the regulatory green light to complete its acquisition of Swedish premium cheese brand, Falbygdens. 

'We won the race': Pioneers Holding claims victory in battle to acquire Arab Dairy

Pioneers Holding has "won the race" to acquire control of Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy following a lengthy bidding war with Lactalis.

Aussie dairy Warrnambool to acquire Lion everyday cheese business

Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has agreed to acquire the "everyday cheese" business of Australian rival Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) for AU$137.5m (US$107m, €95m)....

Russia suspends import of Polish cheese products after 'violations'

Russia has suspended the import of cheese products and imitation cheese from Poland after "violations" were identified in a single product.

Fonterra pizza cheese method produces 'more reliable and consistent curd'

Fonterra has applied to patent a process to manufacture pizza cheeses, such as Mozzarella or Cheddar, that omits the "traditional vat setting and cutting process."

Saputo 'should be involved' in the allocation of additional EU cheese quota

Saputo believes it should have a say on the allocation of 17,700 tonnes of European cheese set to flood the Canadian market under the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA).

Ripening times impact Listeria in Cantal type cheeses - study

Long ripening times for raw milk Cantal type cheeses lead to a decrease in Listeria monocytogenes, according to a study.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Is 'anticipation of reduced demand' for cheese behind Class III milk price fall?

"Anticipation of reduced demand" for cheese appears to be behind the fall in the price of Class III milk, says DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert, John Geuss.

Fat intake guidelines review highlights need for 'better science': NDC

The scathing British review of the evidence behind US and UK fat intake guidelines highlights the need for "better science," says the US National Dairy Council (NDC).

Australian Arla Foods JV to build on 'decades of success' Down Under

Arla Foods and Australian firm F Mayer Imports have established a joint venture to market Castello cheese, Lurpak butter, and other Arla products Down Under. 

Obram 'well situated' for Russian trade embargo cheese opportunities: Tetra Pak

Polish cheesemaking technology company Obram is "well situated" to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Russian trade embargo, says new owner, Tetra Pak.

Removing GI cheese from Russian blacklist 'would not rock the boat': EDA

Removing geographical indication (GI) cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Roquefort, from the Russian import blacklist "would not rock the boat," says the European Dairy Association (EDA). 

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Kraft Foods files patent to protect spreadable high-protein cream cheese

Kraft Foods has filed an international patent application covering production methods for high protein spreadable cream cheese compositions that it says overcomes traditional textural or smoothness problems.

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