Regulation & Safety

©iStock/FamVeld. The move expands the ban from just polycarbonate infant feeding bottles

EU bans BPA in packaging for 0-3 year olds

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has tightened the rules around bisphenol A (BPA) by banning it in the manufacture of packaging for infants and young children 0-3 years.

Five European cheeses that have received protection under the CETA agreement are generic cheeses, the US dairy industry argues. Pic:© Getty Images/JackF

IDFA unhappy over trade agreement terms

By Jim Cornall

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally implemented, however, the US dairy industry isn’t impressed with some European cheese names being protected.

A dairy farmer at the first monofermentation system at a dairy farm in Hinnaard, the Netherlands.

Funding for FrieslandCampina’s Cooperative Jumpstart project

By Jim Cornall

Henk Kamp, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, has given €130m ($155m) SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms.

New Zealand First is asking questions about Chinese influence in the dairy industry.

NZ party questions China dairy influence

By Jim Cornall

The leader of the New Zealand First political party says China’s growing control over the country’s dairy industry needs to be investigated.

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EDA: "It seems the EU does not need Brexit to end the single market"

Spain to introduce origin labelling for milk products

By Niamh Michail

As Spain becomes the latest country to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and milk-based products, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has blasted the European Commission's "laissez-faire" approach.