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EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

Arla Foods agrees to form joint venture with Egypt's largest dairy

Arla Foods and Egypt's largest dairy Juhayna Food Industries have agreed to form a joint venture to sell Arla products in the country.

Aussie dairy Lion opens 'largest specialty cheese facility in the Southern hemisphere'

Australian food and beverage firm Lion has opened what it claims is now the largest specialty cheese manufacturing facility in the Southern hemisphere.

NMPF calls for framework to determine 'legitimate' European GIs in TTIP talks

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has called for the creation of a framework for the determine the legitimacy of Geographical Indications (GIs), which it says are "cluttering up" TTIP...

Global Dairy Congress attendees will 'take away a genuinely global view': Zenith

With speakers from the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis and Yili, those attending this year's Global Dairy Congress in Amsterdam can expect to leave with a "genuinely global view of trends,...

Dutch goat's cheese Hollandse geitenkaas granted EU protected name status

Hollandse geitenkaas, a Dutch goat's cheese, has been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission (EC).

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Fonterra doubles grated mozzarella cheese production with plant expansion

Fonterra has completed construction of a new plant at is Clandeboye site - an investment that doubles its production of individual quick frozen (IQF) grated mozzarella. 

Lithuanian dairy Rokiškio lends brand name to Russian firm to 'maintain recognition'

Lithuanian dairy Rokiškio has licensed its trademark to a Russian dairy in an effort to "maintain recognition...until the political issues are solved."

Murray Goulburn dairy farmer owners back plans for AU$500m IPO

Murray Goulburn shareholders have voted in favour of listing the dairy cooperative on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

16 months between Portuguese Listeria outbreak start and detection

The first reported foodborne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal highlights the need for an effective surveillance system for early detection and prompt submission of isolates for typing, according to researchers.

Russia likely to extend EU food import ban

Russia is likely to extend its ban on EU food imports beyond the August 7 deadline, as the European Union looks set to continue its sanctions against Russian products.

'It’s ambitious yet achievable': Irish dairy Ornua sets 2020 €3bn sales target

With European Union (EU) milk quotas abolished, Irish dairy cooperative Ornua expects revenue to rise to €3bn by 2020.

China

McDonald’s supplier given record fine for polluting Beijing

A three-way joint-venture involving McDonald’s, an agribusiness giant and a Beijing business has attracted the city’s biggest ever fine for causing pollution.

Cyprus seeks to increase dairy exports to Russia post-embargo

Cyprus has held talks with Russia in a bid to increase dairy product exports to the country post-embargo.

EYE ON EMERGING MARKETS

Activia and ISIS: Al Safi Danone lays out dairy ambition in conflict-ridden Iraq

Islamic State (ISIS) attacks have disrupted Al Safi Danone Iraq deliveries, but have not deterred it from becoming Iraq's largest dairy manufacturer. 

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Dairy, meat and bakery SMEs come face-to-face with technology providers to develop alternative packaging for future success

European Project, TRADEIT, hosted a Food Packaging Brokerage event during Hispack 2015 and BTA, (Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion), food technology fair, in Barcelona last week (April 23-24).

Murray Goulburn acquires Australian pizza cheese brand Caboolture

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has acquired pizza cheese brand Caboolture for an undisclosed sum.

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.

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