Regulation & Safety

The DOH said drinking unpasteurized milk is unsafe. Pic: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

Hawaii Department of Health clamps down on raw goat milk

By Jim Cornall

Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch inspectors are visiting pet supply stores and food retailers throughout the state and issuing cease and desist notices to those engaged in the illegal sale of unpasteurized goat milk.

The representatives said the Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission would be a broad coalition of dairy farmers, dairy processors, and other industry experts.  Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

Bipartisan legislation introduced for Wisconsin dairy

By Jim Cornall

Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission to recommend solutions to the issues facing family farmers and help secure the future of Wisconsin dairy.

Australia's dairy code came into effect in January 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/Bina Taylor

ACCC urges dairy code compliance as deadline looms

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging dairy farmers and processors to be aware of their rights and obligations under the Dairy Code of Conduct ahead of the approaching June 1 deadline for publishing next financial year’s...

The charity said it has a fundamental concern for how the development will add to what it called “the perilous state of Ireland’s carbon and pollution footprint.

An Taisce to appeal High Court decision on Irish cheese factory

By Jim Cornall

An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, said it intends to seek leave to appeal the recent decision of the Irish High Court dismissing its challenge against the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the development of a cheese processing...

All of Chobani's 32oz, multi-serve containers of Greek yogurt will now be Fair Trade Certified.

Fair Trade USA launches dairy certification program

By Jim Cornall

Fair Trade USA and Chobani, LLC have launched a certification program for US dairy farms and cooperatives to provide financial premiums to dairy farmers and workers, which aim to protect and empower them while raising sustainability standards.

A new report by supply chain assurance company Lloyd’s Register found the beverage industry faces increased fraud incidences and supply chain disruption. Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Dairy industry must be alert to global fraud trends

By Jim Cornall

The dairy industry must be alert to fraud and supply chain issues, after a new report, by supply chain assurance company Lloyd’s Register (LR), found the beverage industry is facing increased fraud incidences and supply chain disruption.

Fonterra reduced the total quantity of coal it uses by 10% when it converted its Te Awamutu site to burn wood pellets. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra cools on coal

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra said it has been working on its transition to renewable energy and said it can, and will, get out of coal, with a couple of practical constraints, although it admitted New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission's pathway to ending coal use...

The EPPA said a multi-use system generated 2.7 times higher carbon emissions than a single-use system and used 3.6 times the amount of freshwater.  Pic: Getty Images/igoriss

New EPPA president to focus on evidence-based regulation

By Jim Cornall

Eric Le Lay, president of Finnish-headquartered Huhtamaki’s Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business, has been appointed president of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) as of March 24, 2021.

Dairy Dialog 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

Dairy Dialog podcast 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Consider Bardwell Farm co-owner, Angela Miller; Rob Rogers, senior advisor food safety & regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division; and Dr Chris Pillidge, lecturer in food technology at RMIT University...

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ACCC to looks to tighten infant formula ad 'loophole'

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to re-authorize a long-standing agreement by manufacturers to not promote infant formula, in order to protect rates of breastfeeding.

Currently, 70 employees at Kalbakken have been quarantined in connection with the outbreak.  Pic: TINE

Eight positive covid-19 cases at TINE Kalbakken

By Jim Cornall

Eight employees in warehouse operations have tested positive for covid-19 at Kalbakken, Norwegian dairy company TINE has announced. According to the company, two cases of the mutated virus have been confirmed.

In December Diversey announced its Oxivir Excel Wipe neutralizes coronaviruses in as little as 15 seconds. Pic: Getty Images/anyaivanova

Diversey moves into Eastern Europe with SaneChem acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Diversey, a South Carolina-headquartered global provider of hygiene, infection prevention and cleaning solutions for the institutional and food & beverage markets, has announced the acquisition of SaneChem, a Polish-based supplier of specialist hygiene...

The Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms (CXS 206-1999) was adopted by Codex Alimentarius in 1999.

IDF publishes update on dairy terms guidance

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published an update to its Bulletin on the Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms, also known as the GSUDT.

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