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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). 

PATENT WATCH: ILLINOIS GIANT DOUBLES PROTEIN LEVELS IN CREAM CHEESE FORMULATIONS

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.

Russia may lift import ban on some products

Russia may lift its ban on some imported products from Europe, and the Commission has urged in talks this week for Member States to remain unified in their demands.

One death linked to Listeria from soft cheese

Two people have been hospitalized and one has died in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Latin-style soft cheese.  

Egyptian Lactalis business Al-Nour ups Arab Dairy takeover bid

Lactalis subsidiary Al-Nour for Dairy Industries has bumped up its offer to acquire sought-after Egyptian cheesemaker, Arab Dairy Product Company.

Arla Foods seeks to patent method for tofu-like dairy product

Arla Foods has applied to patent a method to produce a sliceable, tofu-like product made of milk and whey protein.

Award-winning cheese processor installs Integreater to capture and track live stock data

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has partnered with Systems Integration to install its Integreater production management software.

Poor milk yields great cheese

Dairy companies will be able to manufacture high-quality speciality cheeses without fresh milk by using a new recombining solution from Arla Foods Ingredients.

Battle to acquire Arab Dairy rages on as Pioneers Holding ups bid

The battle to acquire Egyptian cheese maker Arab Dairy continues to rage on, with Cairo private equity firm Pioneers Holding tabling an improved bid.

China

Chalk to cheese: China’s massive import growth shows changing tastes

Traditionally a dairy wasteland, China is fast developing a love for cheese, with the fist 10 months of last year showing astonishing growth in imports, interest and consumption.

Co-op's sole packaging operation temporarily on hold

Fire at Wisconsin cheese packaging plant breaks link in supply chain

A fire at a Portage, Wisconsin cheese processing and packaging facility is creating distribution headaches for the 2,600 members of a regional dairy cooperative.

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