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Land O’Lakes dairy seasoning targets Tex-Mex trend

Land O’Lakes has launched a cheese-based seasoning that it says is a perfect fusion for the popular Tex-Mex flavor profile.

Takeover Panel steps in to bring order to Warrnambool mess

Australia’s Takeover Panel has called the revisions made to the fraught takeover deal by Saputo of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter “confusing” and “disrupting” as it attempted to simplify the heated...

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

Lab M launches Listeria broth to reduce culture times

Lab M has launched an enrichment broth to help reduce Listeria culture times and optimise samples for downstream testing.

Emerging market processed cheese starch demand up: Ingredion

Ingredion has extended the capabilities of its analogue and processed cheese starch range to meet increasing demand for cheaper cheese in emerging regions, such as the Middle East and North...

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Wrapped up: Rose Forgrove launches Integra 601

Rose Forgrove has introduced a flow wrapper designed to package soft, sticky or wet products.

Murray Goulburn attempts to block Saputo's 'simplified' WCB takeover bid

Murray Goulburn has asked the Australian Takeovers Panel to force Saputo to drop its recent “improved and simplified” offer for in-demand Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), and reinstate previously proposed special dividends....

Saputo launches ‘improved and simplified’ WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has tabled an “improved and simplified” takeover offer for in-demand Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).

Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar GI accreditation 'grate news'

Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar has been granted European Union (EU) protected geographical indication (PGI) status - a decision the Scottish government has branded "grate news."

Tetra Pak to build Egypt recycling plant

Tetra Pak has partnered with Akef Pack-tec, an Egyptian shopping bag manufacturer to open a recycling plant in Egypt, in Q4 2014.

Farmers march on Canberra to question Saputo's foreign ‘advantage’

Dairy leaders from the Australian state of Victoria have descended on Canberra to petition lawmakers for a more “level playing field” as the local industry fights against foreign imports and...

Warrnambool backs latest 'superior' Saputo takeover bid

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has again given its backing to the latest takeover bid by Canadian dairy giant Saputo, rejecting rival offer by Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese.

GreenLight for expanded microbial contamination detector

Mocon has expanded its food safety system that can reduce bacterial detection times for food processors and packers.

Australia one step closer to allowing more raw milk products

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal that will permit production and sale of an increased range of raw milk products in Australia.

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Hungover? Try Japanese cheese

Japanese company Koiwai Dairy Products has produced a cheese it claims can restore liver function after drinking alcohol.

Irish Dairy Board invests $27m in Saudi halal cheese production

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has invested €20m ($27m) in a dairy manufacturing and technology facility in Saudi Arabia, “to access the important dairy growth markets in the Middle East...

Lion share purchase adds new roar to Warrnambool takeover battle

The battle to acquire Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) has taken a new turn, with New Zealand-based food and beverage company Lion acquiring a 9.99% shareholding in the Australian dairy processor....

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Kraft Foods recalls string cheese in US over ‘premature spoilage’

Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 735,000 cases of Kraft and Polly-O brand string cheese varieties in the US over concerns that the products may spoil before their ‘Best When Used...

Probiotic cheese + low calorie diet shows weight and heart health benefits for obese

A low calorie diet plus daily consumption of a probiotic cheese may improve blood pressure and body mass index measures in obese adults with hypertension, says a new study.

Saputo trumps Murray Goulburn with $425m Warrnambool offer

Murray Goulburn is anticipating a long battle with Saputo to acquire fellow Australian dairy processor, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB), after the Canadian dairy giant trumped its recent takeover...

Make Stilton in Stilton? No! Defra rejects Stilton PDO amendment

The UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been accused of “nit-picking” after rejecting a proposed amendment to the protected designation of origin (PDO) for Stilton, that would have...

EU-Canada free trade agreement ‘unacceptable’

The signing of a trade agreement establishing tariff-free European access to the Canadian dairy market has been welcomed by the European Dairy Association but roundly condemned by Canadian dairy stakeholders,...

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

The world’s biggest dairy company, Fonterra, believes that global foodservice growth is being driven by the emerging Asian markets, where it estimates the category will increase at around 13% per...

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First Milk plant closure proposed following cheese contract loss

British dairy processor First Milk has announced plans to close its Maelor cheese packing facility near Wrexham in Wales following the loss of a “significant customer contract.”


US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

US cheese inventories are finally showing signs of a return to "historical levels." According to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, this can almost certainly be attributed to an increase in exports,...

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