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Fortified cheese as good as supplements for vitamin D: study

Eating cheese fortified with vitamin D results in the same blood rises in the vitamin as from supplements, reports new research from Canada.

Chr Hansen to launch next generation cheese coagulant

Denmark's Chr Hansen is set to launch a second-generation Fermentation Produced Chymosin (FPC) for the cheese market, promising cost-efficiency and better process control.

Honed cheese flavours point the way to low-fat options

The trend towards low and reduced-fat food is creating opportunities for enzyme-modified cheese flavours to create intense cheese-tasting food without the calories.

Package seal designed to cut cheese rejects

A new ultrasonic sealing system for grated cheese and salad packing can provide a cost efficient, lower reject seal packaging, according to its manufacturer.

Danisco debuts cheese-making aid

Danisco has launched a proprietary fermentation-produced chymosin (FPC) it says is less sensitive to price fluctuations than calf-stomach derived versions.

Czech market ripe for high quality cheeses - expert

Czech demand for imported cheeses continues to grow following the country's accession to member state status within the EU, creating opportunities for exporters of the product in the bloc, according...

MAP packager used for cheese process ease

A flow wrap packaging technology can allow cheese processors to package a variety of different goods with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) on a single line, according to its manufacturer.

New ripening cultures add flavour to low-fat cheese

New cheese ripening cultures can improve the flavour in low-fat products as well as speeding up ripening time, says manufacturer Chr Hansen.

News briefs: Friesland, Chinese organic dairy and cave cheese

This week, Friesland posts full year profit growth on the back of its ingredients division, China-based emerald dairy claims to be one of the country's first processors to gain dairy...

FSA rubbishes cheese health-warning rumours

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has this morning played down claims that dairy processors could face having to include cigarette-style health warnings on products like cheese and butter.

New briefs: Dean Foods, Arla and kosher cheese

This week, Dean Foods fails to profit form full year sales improvements, Arla moves to expand cheese production in the US, and Willi Foods finalises an agreement to produce kosher...

Briefs: cheese factory scrapped, ice cream bottled

A £70m (€93m) cheese factory construction falters over funding in the UK, US consumers can now enjoy an ice cream soda on the go, and butter gets the artistic treatment.

Lactose intolerant can still eat some cheese

Lactose intolerant Brits may be missing the high calcium health benefits of dairy goods due to the misapprehension that they cannot eat cheese, according to a new survey conducted by...

EU mulls milk quota hike to please cheese needs

The European Commission has proposed a two per cent rise in milk quotas from April next year in a bid to drive down the price of the commodity.

Briefs: Ecolab, Graham Packaging and ceremonious cheeses

In the latest briefs, Ecolab steps up its presence in diary hygiene, Graham Packaging targets dairy demand in Turkey, and UK cheese manufacturers get into the Christmas spirit.

Halal certification opens new markets for UK cheese group

European Muslims could be about to develop the taste for regional cheeses like red leicester, lancashire and even the humble cheddar following the recent entry of UK-based processor Dewlay into...

Givaudan launches new natural cheese flavors

Givaudan Flavors has extended its natural flavors range with the introduction of a series of proprietary ingredients that provide a variety of unique cheese characteristics to food products.

First Milk mulls cheese and whey plan

First Milk, a leading UK dairy cooperative, announced that the company is considering developing its production facilities for higher value dairy goods.

Study focuses on pathogens in unpasteurised cheese

A three-year project designed to test the safety of producing cheese from unpasteurised milk has been announced by the Campden Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA).

Campina gives up the goat for cheese production

Production of goat's cheese is off the menu for European dairy cooperative Campina, as it moves to focus instead on manufacturing semi-hard varieties of the product made from cow's milk.

Glanbia chases organic cheese cost potential

Dairy and ingredients firm Glanbia is stepping up production of organic cheeses to offset declining profitability for its conventional products.

Bosch acquires Kimaco to milk cheese demand

Bosch has acquired Switzerland-based Kimaco in a bid to expand its presence in packaging and production technology for processed cheese.

Cheese waste offers whey for energy cost cutting

Food waste left over from cheese processing could soon be as much of a money-spinner as the finished product itself under a new scheme being trialled in the US.

Arla offloads cheese import arm

Arla Foods will further reduce its stake in the cheese market with the announcement today of the sale of its Delimo import arm to France-based Lactalis.

News briefs: Lactalis, Arla and rock and roll cheese

In this weeks round-up, some of France's leading dairy group's continue to rack up their prices amidst increasing dairy costs, the EU stands up for Staffordshire and cheese may be...

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