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'Cheese is like the Olympics: firms must go higher, longer, faster' - Chr. Hansen

Cash-strapped consumers demanding value mean that cheese producers need to reinvent themselves in order to 'produce more for less', according to Chr. Hansen's managing director of cheese cultures, Søren Herskind,...

Starter culture can extract more curd from milk, increasing cheese capacity – DuPont

DuPont Nutrition and Health claims that its new cheese starter culture will ‘boost capacity without increasing milk consumption’, by saving protein commonly lost in whey waste when producers use other...

Risks of slashing sodium levels in cheese could outweigh benefits, US researcher

A prominent US researcher says that government pressure to cut sodium in cheese could have serious food safety, taste and labeling consequences, and questions the necessity of such a move...

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Roquette boosts GDL production capacity for cheese-making ops

French company Roquette has built a new production facility in Italy that it said would fuel growing world demand for Glucono-Delta-Lactone (GDL), which is used in cheese-making applications.

Middle Eastern, EU turmoil hits Friesland Campina’s speciality cheese sales

Dutch dairy concern Friesland Campina (FC) has reported that branded cheese sales in 2011 were hit by European consumers trading down from brands to cheaper products, and Middle Eastern turmoil.

DEFRA admits it’s under pressure to slice cheese compositional standards

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) says it has little sympathy for the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which admits that it is under pressure to remove...

Major dairy co-operative First Milk invests in cheese packing rebuild

UK dairy co-operative First Milk claims that a £17m investment to redevelop its cheese packing and storage site, in a move that it said would spur future growth for brands...

‘It’s just hard cheese’: Tine clarifies import duty call to arms

Norway’s largest dairy processor Tine has attacked what it claims is an incorrect press report stating it wishes to raise import tariffs for all foreign cheeses.

Scientists claim high omega-3 retention rates in popular cheeses

US based researchers claim that it is possible to cater for the ‘phenomenal’ global interest in omega-3, after fortifying three popular cheese types with the fatty acids, achieving high retention...

National Dairy Council: Low sodium cheese is not taking the market by storm

While cheese makers remain committed to salt reduction, demand for low-sodium cheese remains pretty lackluster, according to the National Dairy Council (NDC).

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond ‘unreliable’ Russian partner, analyst

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond their ‘unreliable partner’ Russia in an effort to secure new markets for cheese in regions such as the EU, according to a locally based...

Chr. Hansen promises bigger holes in Swiss cheese with new cheese culture

Chr. Hansen has launched a new propionic (organic acid) culture for Swiss cheese that it says significantly cuts fatty acid content in comparison with past products, while the company claimed...

Processor hits back as Russia stokes Ukrainian cheese war

Russia announced on Tuesday that it had banned cheese imports from Ukraine’s three largest cheese producers due to the presence of vegetable oils, but one processor has hit back at...

New pasteurised fresh cheese possibility excites Premium Ingredients

Spanish-based ingredients specialist Premium Ingredients is set to launch a new range of ingredients at Gulfood 2012 in Dubai, one of which is a novel concept that allows for the...

FDA takes action against unsanitary cheese factory

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking action to halt production at a New York cheese manufacturing facility after numerous food safety failures.

Convenience key for Vika’s cheese customers, as Dutch firm enters partnership

‘Convenience’ is the watchword within cheese ingredients for Dutch firm Vika Food Ingredients, with the company focusing its R&D efforts on products with this benefit, having just signed a new...

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Cheese fungus-coated skyscrapers loom?

Swiss researchers have created a sort of artificial 'rind' using cheese fungus, producing a material that eats organic material and replicates the protection that a Camembert rind gives to the...

‘Cheese makes you chubby’ New York billboards scream

The US-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has taken shock tactics to consumers by posting two huge billboards in New York warning of what it claims are the obesity-related...

Canadian listeria cheese warnings reiterated in US

US health authorities have issued a warning in relation to a variety of cheese and dairy products potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes – weeks after Canadian officials recalled the same products.

Chr. Hansen targets Eastern cottage cheese chic

Chr. Hansen claims its new Fresco 3000 culture series will increase customer’s cheese yield, reduce production costs and provide greater protection against bacteriophage attacks during fermentation, as the company targets...

Study shows cheese cuts cholesterol compared with butter equivalent

Cheese intake lowers LDL cholesterol when compared with butter intake of equal fat content, and does not increase said cholesterol levels compared with a normal diet.

Kraft counts cost of fighting controversial Canadian cheese regulations

Kraft Canada says it is 'disappointed' that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has rejected its appeal calling for judicial review (JR) of controversial federal rules on cheese composition.

‘Doing nothing is not an option’ on cheese composition concerns, Dairy UK

Trade body Dairy UK has revealed to that it is concerned about the impact of the new EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) on UK cheese compositional standards.

Tetra Pak claims 20 per cent cost savings with new cheese blockformer

Tetra Pak claims that its new Tetra Tebel Blockformer will enable cheese producers to achieve electricity, air and water savings of 20 per cent per kilogram of cheese compared to...

Cheese and property boost profits at Dairy Crest

Higher cheese prices and profits from property sales helped Dairy Crest to a strong financial performance for the period ending September 30, according to city analysts.

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