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Blaze wrecks Adams Foods’ cheese warehouse

More than 100 fire crew spent last night fighting a blaze at a cheese warehouse in Somerset operated by Adams Foods.

Carrefour recalls cheese after Listeria contamination.

Supermarket chain Carrefour has recalled a range of cheeses from stores in France and Monaco, after they were found to contain potentially deadly Listeria Monocytogenes bacteria.

Rabobank takes cold comfort in EU cheese

The EU cheese market is changing from a “comfortable place” where most producers are assured of growth to a cut-throat environment where rising raw milk prices are threatening margins.

EFSA stands by probiotic cheese rejection

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) health claims panel says there are no grounds for it to alter its rejection of a claim that sought to link probiotic cheese consumption...

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Expensive Swiss exports puts strain on cheese producers

At least five cheese plants in Switzerland have closed since the beginning of 2011 due to reduced export sales, according to the national dairy association Swiss Milk Producers (SMP).

Call for more evidence on unpasteurised cheese safety

Food experts have called for more evidence before they can consider revising the advice they offer on the safety of unpasteurised or raw milk cheese.

Researchers to explore the causes of cheese spoilage

Researchers are developing a cost efficient method for the identification of microbial communities present in food, in the hope they can identify changes that lead go spoilage.

New cultures remove cheese bitterness, Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen is launching a new culture range which it says can remove bitterness in cheese.

New microbial enzymes aim to plug animal-free Italian cheese gap

Biocatalysts has launched a new range of microbial enzymes to produce Italian style cheese for processing applications without resorting to animal-derived products.

New natural alternative preservative for cottage cheese

A new cottage cheese preservative from Danisco offers manufacturers a natural alternative to its chemical predecessor, says the firm.

Study flags up need for process analytics in cheese making

A new Irish study evaluating the effects of milk composition has shown up the need for increased automation and control to ensure greater efficiency in industrial cheese making, according to...

Octal aims PET laminate sheet at cheese packaging

Oman-based Octal has launched a PET sheet product for cheese packaging that it claims offers up big production efficiency improvements.

Sargento reduces its cheese sodium content by up to 40 per cent

The sodium content in Sargento’s processed cheese brands can now be reduced by up to 40 per cent, without adding substitutes or affecting the flavour, the company claims.

Cheese success sees Dairy Crest create 80 new jobs

Dairy Crest has confirmed it will create up to 80 new jobs at its cheese packing facility in Frome, Somerset.

Arla Foods plans Swedish plant closure to recover cheese competitiveness

Arla Foods is to close its Swedish Falkenberg dairy and will invest DKK 615m (€82m) in two of its Denmark facilities in order to improve its competitiveness in yellow cheese...

Milk Link announces £4m soft cheese investment

Leading UK cheese producer Milk Link has begun work on the first phase of a new production facility at its Cornish Country Larder (CCL) Trevarrian Creamery to meet growing customer...

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Cheddar cheese added to Fonterra trading platform

Fonterra is adding the cheddar cheese products, milk protein concentrate and rennet casein, to its globalDairyTrade auction.

Study nails best process for probiotic whey cheese – and when to eat it

Researchers from Portugal have developed an optimum process for obtaining whey cheese matrices via thermal processing and inoculating them with probiotic cultures.

Kraft and Saputo lose legal challenge against Canadian cheese standards

An attempt by Kraft Canada and Saputo to overturn Canadian government standards on the composition of cheese has been dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Cheese prices are dragging down the UK dairy market, The Dairy Group

Cheese discounts are pushing UK producers down to the bottom of the EU milk price league, according to The Dairy Group.

Better knowledge needed for salt reduction in cheese, says review

Producing an easy to manufacture, commercially acceptable low salt cheese requires better knowledge of the effects of salt on processing techniques and drivers of consumer acceptance, according to a new...

First Milk partners up in search of cheese export opportunities

First Milk has struck up an export deal with Eilers & Wheeler in a bid to take advantage of attractive prices outside the UK.

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Saputo acquires US specialty cheese firm

Saputo has signed an agreement to acquire DCI Cheese Company and expand its presence in the US specialty cheese sector.

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EFSA rejects probiotic “heart cheese” health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected an article 13.5 claim that sought to link a probiotic cheese called Harmony with heart health benefits.

Flora research could lead to tastier blue cheese

That whiffy blue cheese lurking at the back of your fridge might soon taste even better, thanks to an innovative research project examining what gives it its distinctive texture, smell...

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