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US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities...

Barrier properties of whey protein coatings increased

Adding an enzyme to whey protein coatings could decrease oxygen permeability by up to a factor of five, according to a study.

China slaps temporary ban on British cheese imports

China has slapped a temporary ban on the import of British cheese after health officials from the country identified several hygiene issues at a single UK dairy.

Devondale Murray Goulburn to invest AU$127m in 'dairy future'

Australian cooperative Devondale Murray Goulburn plans to plough an additional AU$127m (US$118m, €85m) into its "dairy future" with investments in cheese, infant formula and dairy beverages....

Cheese producer responds to FDA consent decree

A New York cheese producer hit with a consent decree of permanent injunction due to Listeria contamination has said it was unclear on what needed to be done to be...

Arla targets Chinese cheese demand with innovation investment

Arla Foods has ploughed DKK10m ($1.86m, €1.34m) into the development of an innovation lab in Beijing to support the development of "unique" cheese for China.

North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Austrian Listeria outbreaks came from different sources

Two outbreaks of Listeria in Austria which killed eight people were distinct and did not recently evolve from a common ancestor, according to research.  

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

Tetra Pak awarded $2m for cheese vat patent infringement

Cheese Systems Inc (CSI) has agreed to pay $2m (€1.45m, £1.2m) in damages to Tetra Pak for infringing on one of the Swiss processing and packaging giant's US cheese making technology patents....

Cause of Listeria outbreak revealed

A Listeria outbreak linked to one death and one miscarriage was most likely caused by ‘substantial sanitation deficiencies’ during the cheese-making process, according to an Centers for Disease Control and...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

Smart packaging will play a pivotal role in the future of FMCG including dairy as companies cut waste with higher quality, longer lasting products and new technology drives material prices...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Hey Presto! Better Queso Fresco, with High Pressure Processing

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a promising technology to extend the shelf life of soft cheese Quesco Fresco and possibly prevent harmful recalls without altering its taste.

100 sickened by illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese

Illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese has been linked to around 100 cases of Salmonella.

Saputo to close North American dairies in latest efficiency drive

Canadian dairy giant Saputo plans to close four North American plants under its latest raft of measures “aimed at improving its operational efficiency” in Canada and the US.

Pilgrims Choice Crumbles 'version 2.0 of grated cheese': Adams Foods

British dairy Adams Foods has launched a range of diced cheese products under its Pilgrims Choice brand - a development it describes as grated cheese “version 2.0." 

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

FDA shuts firm at centre of Listeria outbreak

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of Roos Foods, which is at the centre of a Listeria outbreak linked to the death of one person,...

Demand rises for automated cheese chilling

Starfrost has secured a contract with Milmeq in Australia and New Zealand to supply food processing equipment across the UK and Ireland.

One dead and seven hospitalized in Listeria outbreak

One person has died and seven others have been hospitalized after an outbreak of Listeria linked to cheese.

Camelbert anyone? Chr Hansen unveils camel cheese recipes

Chr. Hansen and Kenyan firm Oleleshwa Enterprises have developed a number of camel cheese recipes for owners of the animal, including one for a soft, ripened cheese they call ‘Camelbert’.

FastRipe cheese 'the same...just made faster': AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a milk protein that allows cheese makers to speed-up maturation time - offering a potentially significant reduction in storage costs.

Green PBS potential investigated in EU project

Bio-based polybutylene succinate (PBS) as a food packaging material is being investigated as part of an EU project.

Cheese firm fined as worker injured after forklift truck fall

A UK cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered leg and ankle injuries when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck.

Saputo secures majority stake in Aussie dairy Warrnambool

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has secured a majority stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) after a hard-fought, three-way battle to acquire the Australian dairy processor.

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