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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.

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

DOJ files injunction to stop ‘adulterated’ cheese distribution

A civil complaint has been filed against S. Serra Cheese Company of Clinton Township, Michigan to prevent the distribution of adulterated cheese, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

Large brands must step up their commitment to reducing salt, and match the progress being made by own-brand products from supermarkets, says CASH, as a new study shows salt levels...

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Kingdom Organic Cheddar wins Gold

Kingdom Organic Cheddar has beaten 4,443 cheeses from 26 countries to win the Gold Awards for Farmhouse/Traditional Mature Cheddar, Export Award, and Cheddar/Cheddar Style at the International Cheese Awards competition...

The ban came into force July 28

Russia bans all dairy and milk from Ukraine

A ban on the import of all dairy products and milk from Ukraine came into force in Russia this month.

Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese recall

Dairy Goat Products Coop is recalling its Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria.

'Commercial appetite' for photopurification growing with data: SurePure

The “commercial appetite” for SurePure’s Turbulator photopurification technology will increase as the data supporting its safety and benefits grows, says the South African company.

Real time PCR approach developed to detect Listeria

Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

Cyprus halloumi PDO application leaves Turkish Cypriots uneasy

Cyprus has filed an application with the European Commission (EC) to secure protected designation of origin (PDO) status for halloumi - a move that's left Turkish Cypriot cheese makers uneasy.

Canada-style EU GI cheese compromise 'entirely unacceptable': USDEC

The compromise reached by Canada and the European Union (EU) on geographical indications (GIs) would be "entirely unacceptable" to the US, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has said....

Agropur to double US presence with Davisco Foods acquisition

Canadian dairy Agropur has agreed to acquire the processing assets of Minnesota cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods International - a deal that will double its US operational presence.

Cheese causes nightmares? You must be dreaming, says study

The British Cheese Board has unveiled a study it claims debunks the age-old myth that eating cheese before bed gives people nightmares.

Foreign object in Wensleydale cheese 'not yet identified' as tooth

British retailer Sainsbury's says it has seen no proof that a foreign object reportedly found in a block of Wensleydale Blue cheese sold in one of its stores is a...

Healthy dairy demand helps Chr. Hansen to strong Q3

An increasing demand for low-fat yoghurt and reduced-salt cheese will lift its sales this year, according to Chr. Hansen,  as the firm reports a 10% rise in revenue its Q3...

Wensleydale Creamery sets sights on Chinese export expansion

With the temporary Chinese ban on British cheese exports now lifted, Wensleydale Creamery has revealed plans to expand its distribution channels in dairy-hungry China.

FDA 'not prohibiting or banning' wooden artisanal cheese aging shelves

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied taking steps to prohibit the traditional use of wooden aging boards and shelves by artisinal cheese makers.

China lifts temporary ban on British cheese exports

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has welcomed China's decision to lift the temporary ban applied to British cheese exports.

Mongolian dairy probiotics may alleviate allergies: Mouse study

Probiotics isolated from Mongolian dairy products could alleviate allergy symptoms through intestinal immunity and helper cell balance, research using mice has suggested.

Dannon, Daisy, LAG deny reported titanium dioxide nanoparticle use

Dannon, Daisy Brand and Lactalis American Group (LAG) have questioned the reliability of a US study that reported finding levels of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in their products.

FrieslandCampina to close under-capacity Romanian cheese lines

FrieslandCampina has announced plans to streamline its Romanian cheese business in an effort to offset the impact of declining dairy consumption in the country.

Chinese UK cheese export ban will be 'lifted soon': Defra

Two weeks into a Chinese suspension of British cheese exports, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has little to say on the issue but believes the...

Kraft recalls 1.2m cases of cottage cheese

Cottage cheese under the Kraft Foods brand umbrella is being voluntarily recalled after ingredients were discovered to be stored outside of safe temperature parameters.

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