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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....

Mystery of disappearing Swiss cheese holes solved! There's not enough hay, says study

Scientists believe microscopic hay particles are behind the formation of holes in Swiss cheeses such as Emmental - a phenomenon long attributed to bacteria.

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).

News in brief

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.

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