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China and Russia likely to put 'considerable pressure' on H2 dairy sales: FrieslandCampina

Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.

US Hispanic cheesemaker Nuestro Queso commits to using rBST-free milk

US dairy Nuestro Queso has committed to using rBST-free milk in the production of its Hispanic cheese, cream and drinking yogurt.

Five colours are best for nutrition labels: French advisory body

A five-colour nutrition label is more effective than three, says French advisory body - but industry has slammed it as simplistic while critics say it is more confusing than traffic-light labels....

Nutrilac protein tackles problem of 'runny' cottage cheese: Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a clean-label solution its claims overcomes “the long-standing problem" of watery low-fat cottage cheese.

Vacuum skin packaging use growing – I.DEA PACK

I.DEA PACK has developed its protruding vacuum skin application for one of its traysealing machines.

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase after five-month freefall

Prices on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform rose today for the first time since March.

Canadian dairy Saputo has confidence despite TPP uncertainty

No matter what happens with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, Saputo officials say the Canadian dairy is ready.

Fonterra dismisses calls to suspend GDT after tenth consecutive price fall

Fonterra has dismissed calls for the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) online auction platform to be suspended after a tenth consecutive fall in prices.

USDA hearing to consider establishment of FMMO in California

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to move ahead with a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California.

FDA calls for info and reveals risk assessment for raw milk cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for information on cheese made from raw milk.

Scotland backs bid to secure EU GI status for Cambus O'May cheese

Scotland is backing a bid to secure European Union (EU) Geographical Indication (GI) status for Aberdeenshire cheese, Cambus O'May.

News in brief

Kraft recalls cheese after consumer choking complaints

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices after 10 consumer complaints about the packaging, including three of consumers choking.

GEA acquires Italian mozzarella and pizza cheese equipment firm CMT

GEA has acquire CMT, an Italian company that specialises in equipment for the production of mozzarella and pizza cheese.

Cross contamination role in Listeria outbreak from cheese

Cross contamination of cut and repackaged cheeses formed part of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 22 people and was linked to four deaths, according to a study.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

Cypriot cheese names Halloumi and Hellim set to be granted PDO status: EC

The European Commission (EC) has published Cyprus' Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) application for Halloumi and Hellim.

FrieslandCampina to enter 'fast growing' mozzarella market with Fabrelac acquisition

Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina has agreed to acquire Fabrelac, a Belgian mozzarella cheese producer, for an undisclosed sum.

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Minimum cheese content remains unsolved in Codex standard

Minimum cheese content remained a controversial point in discussion of a standard for processed cheese at a Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

Iran 'a potential target market' for Russian embargo dairy surplus: Euromonitor

Iran could become a target market for the dairy surplus created by the Russian embargo if Western economic sanctions are lifted, says Euromonitor.

Cypriots come to 'common understanding' on PDO for Halloumi and Hellim cheese

The Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus have come to a “common understanding” on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status of Halloumi and Hellim cheese after talks with European...

Australia

Brand names can't trump supermarket cheese hegemony

Australians still enjoy their cheddar. Market research by Roy Morgan Research shows that almost 85% of Australian shoppers buy some kind of cheese at least once each month

Cash for Cheese: The bank that accepts Parmigiano Reggiano as loan collateral

Cash for cheese may sound like a parody of the cash for gold scheme, but in Italy it's a reality for many Parmigiano Reggiano producers seeking quick cash.

Having a mare making horse cheese? Try camel chymosin, says Italian scientist

Pure camel chymosin – an enzyme found to effectively coagulate camel and donkey milk – also holds the potential to clot milk from horses, according to new research.

Pilgrims Choice 'recreates the tang' of Cheddar cheese in ice cream

British cheese brand Pilgrims Choice has created an ice cream range that "perfectly recreates the tang" of its Cheddar.

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