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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...

News briefs: Parmalat and Quebec’s cheese stand

This week, sales improvements fail to offset higher costs pressures on dairy group Parmalat, Quebec authorities allow for the production of some raw milk cheeses and two UK dairy associations...

European cheese makers free of UK supply fears

European cheese makers will escape increased pricing for their goods faced their UK counterparts as a result of more secure milk supplies, says a leading industry expert.

Cheese maker concerns at school expulsion

A debate over cutting a simple helping of jacket potato and cheese on some English school menus reflects the significant challenge facing the entire dairy industry over the issue of...

Cheese-making tips from the experts

Land O'Lakes identifies the vital steps to making good cheddar, and the challenges of making functional and better-for-you dairy products.

News briefs: Dairy Farmers buy and Nordic cheeses

This week, producers keen to purchase Australia-based Dairy Farmers are set to receive initial regulatory guidance and Nordic cheese manufacturers attempt to fight back against demand for French and Italian...

Cottage cheese cultures go full circle

The cottage cheese industry is turning back to direct vat cultures rather than the cheaper bulk starter method which replaced it as costs are reduced, according to Chr Hansen.

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.

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