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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....

Arla Foods tables takeover bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has tabled a non-binding bid to acquire a stake of up to 100% in Arab Dairy Products Company, the Egyptian manufacturer of Panda brand cheese.

Russian dairy Galactika and Indian coop Amul hold export talks: Reports

Indian cooperative Amul and Russian dairy Galactika have reportedly begun trade talks that if successful will see the export of Gujarati cheese and milk powder to Russia.  

Commission ups CAP budget by €30m to alleviate Russian ban on EU agri products

The European Commission says it will increase its €60m Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget by a further €30m to ease market difficulties expected as a result of Russian measures against some European...

FrieslandCampina Transylvanian cheese cave reopens after Nasal outcry

A Transylvanian cheese cave closed by Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina in 2013 has been reopened after outcry from fans of the traditional Nasal cheese made solely there.

Kraft recalls American Slices over 'premature spoilage' fears

Nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles have been recalled in the US over concerns about "premature spoilage."

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

Changing Listeria contamination patterns analysed in cheese facility

The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.

Schreiber Foods escapes CME milk price fixing lawsuit

US cheese giant Schreiber Foods has escaped an antitrust lawsuit that alleged it conspired with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to drive up the price of Class III milk.

Serbia vows not to support Russia export boost despite cheese talks

Despite reports it is preparing to up the amount of cheese it ships to Russia, Serbia has vowed not to support an increase in food exports to the country. 

Embargo hit FrieslandCampina exploring alternative markets for cheese

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina is "exploring" alternative markets for its cheese to offset the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food products.

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