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Polysaccharides may give edible coatings for cheese

The days of cheeses coated with synthetic substances may be drawing to a close as new research suggests that natural polysaccharides may provide edible coatings for household favourites.

Cheese flexibility equals resilience in testing times, says industry

As the European Commission expects some short-term fall in demand for added value dairy products, one national trade association claims that cheese is well placed to meet various consumer needs...

Cheese maker says informed staff are safe staff over trip fears

Concerns on how the economic downturn may impact worker safety in dairy manufacturing has been played down by one UK cheese company, which says that strong communication remains the key...

Chr Hansen makes cultures for E European cake cheese

Chr. Hansen has launched a new range of cultures to capture the market for a popular Eastern European cheese, encouraging producers to switch to the Direct Vat Set (DVS) system...

Give (probiotic) cheese a chance, says probiotic big cheese

One of the world’s leading probiotics specialists says consumers are interested in probiotic cheese products but cheese manufacturers and probiotic suppliers need to get their scientific house in order and...

Consumers going off probiotic cheese

Probiotics have had a rapid rise to public prominence in North America since Danone launched probiotic drinkable and spoonable yogurts on the US market in 2005, but probiotic cheeses have...

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Pizza group suggests cheese is the topping of love

One Canadian Pizza retailer is relying on cheese to grab a share of Valentine’s Day spending, claiming the product leads a number of toppings as a key aphrodisiac, according to...

Raw milk artisans disappearing in Quebec cheese dilemma

While pushing to meet growing potential interest in North America for unpasteurised cheeses, producers from Quebec are increasingly questioning using raw milk in their goods amidst wider safety fears, says...

Global health fears challenge unpasteurised cheeses

From petite fromageries in France to artisan sellers in Quebec and Kansas, the sale of unpasteurised milk in cheese continues to divide opinion, with recent health scares endangering the entire...

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Emmi targets US with cheese buy

Switzerland-based cheese maker Emmi hopes to push itself further into the US with the acquisition of Roth Käse, reflecting a wider international focus for its products.

Cheese dairy dominance faces emerging market challenges

Cheese continues to dominate growing global dairy product demand, which has risen by 15 per cent to 40.9 million tonnes in the last five years, though the product’s dominance may...

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Mice suspected in million-dollar cheese destruction

Mice are the unlikely villains of a new setback for the Italian cheese industry after allegedly spoiling more than $1m (€777,000) of products in the Northern city of Parma, say...

Pall launch targets ease for brine salting cheese

Next month will see the global rollout of a new system designed in a bid to reduce spoilage and contamination within cheeses during the process of brine salting.

Study shows antimicrobial effective against listeria in soft cheese

Enterococcus faecium WHE 81, a multi-bacteriocin producer, is effective as an antimicrobial against Listeria monocytogenes in Munster cheese, a red smear soft cheese, according to a French study. 

New cultures eye perfect Swiss cheese

Danisco Cultures has launched a new culture for producing a “more consistent” Swiss cheese and to enable faster processing.

Chr Hansen aims for bulk efficiency in Euro cheese

Chr Hansen is set to extend a US culture system across Europe to balance demand for bulk production of more complex continental cheeses, which it says can ensure both product...

New cheese starter culture system cuts production time

DSM Food Specialties has launched a new starter culture system which it says will help cheese producers in the US speed up production and increase yield.

UK ad restrictions neglect cheese nutrients, says dairy group

The apparent vilifying of cheese products under UK-based advertising restrictions may have major repercussion on a global scale for dairy groups, claims the head of Dairy UK.

DSM targets soft-cheese culture development

A manufacturer of thermaphilic cultures for cheese production has extended the range’s applications with a new product it claims can improve the cost effectiveness of manufacturing softer products such as...

Manufacturer plans global rollout for ‘convenient’ cheese cultures

An ingredients supplier is spying a gradual global rollout for its new thermophilic cultures designed as a higher yield means of processing low maturation cheeses like pasta Filata without compromising...

DSM claims higher heat, bigger yield cheese advance

The manufacturer of a new peptide-based processing aid for cheese production claims its product can provide improved yields for dairy groups without compromising product texture or quality.

Authorities play down Italian cheese scandal fears

As another scandal involving Italian cheese production hit the headlines this week, authorities in the country claim there is no danger to the public from their products and consumer protection...

News briefs: Kirin, Indofoods dairy and a cheese heist

This week, Kirin looks set to acquire Australia-based Dairy Farmers, Indofoods could be set to enter dairy production and UK robbers make away with a fortune in cheese.

Vitamin D3 stable for fortifying cheese: study

Fortification of Cheddar cheese with vitamin D3 may be an effective means of raising vitamin D levels in the population, suggest new results from Canada.

Cheese maker’s milk concerns may lift despite future uncertainty

As a growing number of European dairy groups streamline their cheese operations to offset milk supply concerns, a leading manufacturer says there may be hope on the horizon for the...

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