Regulation & Safety

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FDA to focus on improving infant formula industry’s accountability

By Teodora Lyubomirova

An internal review of the US Food and Drug Administration’s handling of the US infant formula supply shortage has put the industry’s food safety culture under scrutiny – with the FDA likely to devise sector-specific best practices to avoid future emergencies.

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New Zealand to tweak export quota allocation rules

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The government is set to review the country’s dairy quota allocation system to ensure it’s ‘working well for everyone’ as exporters look to take advantage of the free trade agreements with the UK and the EU.

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Trial of former Blue Bell Creameries CEO Paul Kruse ends

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision whether to convict or acquit the former president of Blue Bell Creameries for allegedly concealing from the public why contaminated ice cream was being pulled from shelves.

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Big Olaf ice cream linked to deadly US Listeria outbreak

By Katy Askew

Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery has been linked to an outbreak of Listeria that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says has been linked to one fatality. However, CDC revealed in its food safety alert, no recall has been initiated.

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How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

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IDF publishes new bulletin on heat treatment of milk

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation has released Bulletin No.516 on Heat Treatments of Milk, which looks at the processing of milk, the oldest processing technology in the dairy sector.

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Co-op scraps use-by dates on own-brand yogurts

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Co-op is getting rid of use-by dates from all of its own-brand yogurts in a bid to reduce food waste and combat the 42,000 tonnes – £100m ($127.6m) worth – of edible yogurt thrown away by UK householders each year, due to guidance printed...

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

By Jim Cornall

On the podcast this week we talk to Claire Price, innovation manager dairy, at DSM Food & Beverage; and Alberto Pecorari, head of the institutional office of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium. And we have our weekly update on the global dairy markets...

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Greenpeace says latest IPCC report shows action needed on dairy

By Jim Cornall

Following the delivery of the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report to world governments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, Greenpeace Aotearoa said New Zealand needs to take action on the dairy industry.