Regulation & Safety

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.

Sargento attacks ‘implausible’ allegations in natural cheese lawsuit

Sargento defends 'natural cheese' claims

By Elaine WATSON

Courts should dismiss the ‘daisy-chained’ logic underpinning a new wave of ‘natural’ lawsuits looking beyond the ingredients list to factors such as animal feeding and rearing practices, says cheesemaker Sargento.

Consumers are encouraged to share examples of 'fear mongering’ food labels on twitter: “Take a photo and share it on Twitter using #PeelBackTheLabel!”

NMPF: There's no consumer benefit to going Non-GMO, and dairy brands know it

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs

By Elaine WATSON

"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years”...