All news articles for August 06, 2013

Class III milk price suffers as US cheese, butter stocks remain high

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Class III milk price suffers as US cheese, butter stocks remain high

By John Geuss

High US cheese and butter stocks continued to impact commodity prices in July 2013, driving down the cost of milk protein, milk fat, and Class III milk. Until these inventory levels are reduced, the price of the affected commodities will continue to suffer,...

Say NO to mandatory origin labelling for milk, EDA urges EC

Say NO to mandatory origin labelling for milk, EDA urges EC

By Mark ASTLEY

The adoption of proposed mandatory origin labelling on milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products will create unnecessary complications for the dairy industry, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has claimed.

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COKE ALLAYS FEARS, INSISTS WITHDRAWN DRINKS SAFE

Coke recalls Minute Maid in China after Fonterra botulism scare

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company has recalled a Minute Maid line in China after New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra warned that whey protein used in the drinks could cause potentially fatal botulism.

In pics: Questions asked about Fonterra's C. botulinum crisis timeline

Contamination crisis

In pics: Questions asked about Fonterra's C. botulinum crisis timeline

By RJ Whitehead

As Fonterra battles for its reputation in countries that have received batches of its whey protein concentrate contaminated with the C. botulinum bacterium, it is also facing a fight on the home front. Questions are already being asked about the speed...

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

Contamination crisis

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

By RJ Whitehead

Fonterra, the diary major at the centre of the C. botulinum scare concerning several batches of whey protein concentrate used to manufacture Nutricia’s Karicare infact formula, has confirmed that Chinese authorities have temporarily suspended the import...