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USDA to buy 11 million lbs of cheese to help dairy producers eat through surplus

The USDA has plans to purchase approximately 11 million lbs. of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that...

Label Insight: Your SmartLabel landing pages could become more important than your website or facebook pages

While the SmartLabel initiative has been dismissed by some as an elaborate conspiracy by big food companies to avoid mandatory on-pack GMO labeling statements, it will ultimately have far broader significance...

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

Muuna has high hopes for cottage cheese category with new products launch

Muuna aims to give cottage cheese a revamped perception among consumers with the introduction of its new product line.

Cheese awards to form part of inaugural international cheese festival

Entries are being sought for the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, which take place in San Sebastián, Spain.

Big increase in UHT milk consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dairy market specialist Proteus Insight says that by the end of 2015, consumption of UHT white milk in Sub-Saharan Africa increased at an average annual rate of 22% since 2013.

Treeline cashew nut ‘cheese’ to roll out nationwide at Kroger as plant-based category catches fire

Will nut-based ‘cheeses’ ever give their dairy-based counterparts a serious run for their money? Perhaps, predicts the founder of Treeline Treenut Cheese. But it’s not a competition, says Michael Schwarz,...

Australian Natural Proteins to supply pasteurized milk to Fiji

Australian Natural Proteins is planning to expand its operations into Fiji to create a dairy and associated fresh milk production facility.

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NIZO name Villaume Kal as new CEO

NIZO food research, a Dutch-based global contract research organization for companies in the food and health industries, has announced that Villaume Kal has been appointed the new CEO.    

Australian wine and crackers buyers buck decline in cheese sales

Cheese sales may be gradually declining in Australia, but market research suggests that certain consumers remain devoted to local brands.

Bel Group to acquire MOM Group from LBO

The Bel Group and MOM Group’s management team have agreed to undertake exclusive negotiations with LBO France to acquire the MOM Group.

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Cheese linked to E. coli O157 outbreak in UK

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is investigating 16 cases of E. coli O157 linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk.

The results are in - International Cheese Awards 2016

Treur Kaas' Jerseyhoeve Schorren; Arla Foods' Double Gloucester from Taw Valley Creamery; and Wyke Farms' Nige-the-Nose, were recognized at The International Cheese Awards 2016 this month.

Dairy topped FDA food recalls last year, finds SAGE

Dairy products remained the top FDA recalled food category in 2015 with the Blue Bell ice cream Listeria contamination incident heavily behind this, according to SAGE Food Safety Consultants.

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Edlong Dairy Technologies launches Simply Dairy Ingredients line at IFT 2016

Edlong Dairy Technologies has continued to respond to consumer demand for clean labels by debuting its latest line of dairy-derived flavors, Edlong Simply Dairy Ingredients, at IFT last week.

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Less than 1% of raw milk cheese contaminated - FDA

Raw milk cheese had less than a 1% contamination rate for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), according to testing data from the US...

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Dairy settles with EPA on alleged environmental violations

Sunshine Pride Dairy has paid almost $180,000 to settle alleged environmental violations at a former cheese processing facility.

special edition: rapid pathogen detection

‘My biggest food safety challenge is effectively managing my environment’

To run a successful program, integrated, real-time data capture, reporting and action should be coupled to fast and comprehensive testing, according to Sample6.

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

Dairy Crest trading ‘in line with expectations’

UK company Dairy Crest issued an interim management statement for the three month period ending June 30, 2016.

New €500m support package for European farmers includes €150m for dairy

The European Commission has today presented a new package of measures worth €500m ($553m) from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the...

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Scottish dairy looks to US market as Brexit causes trade uncertainty

American consumers can now buy a variety of Scottish dairy products that are united by a logo that says “made with 100% Scottish milk,” as the Scottish Dairy brand was launched at...

DSM launches low-fat cheese cultures

DSM has launched Delvo Cheese CT-Light to enhance the texture and taste of low-fat continental cheese.

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

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Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now...

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