Regulation & Safety

The New Zealand Commerce Commission reviews Fonterra’s Milk Price Manual and the base milk price calculation each dairy season.

Independent report says Fonterra should use higher asset beta

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released an independent report into whether Fonterra’s approach to estimating risk in calculating the cost of financing milk processing operations is consistent with competitive market outcomes.


News in Brief

EC lower minimum protein content for follow-on formula

By Will Chu

The European Commission has updated legislation concerning food for infants and young children, by ruling that the minimum protein content for follow-on formula be lowered to 1.6 g/100 kcal.

Based on feedback from dairy producers, Congress made several changes to MPP-Dairy in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Pic: ©Getty Images/steverts

USDA sets enrollment period for improved dairy safety net tool

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed...

L. monocytogenesis a pathogenic bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially life-threatening illness. Pic: ©Getty Images/KatarzynaBialasiewicz

New York raw milk cheese company ordered to stop sales

By Jim Cornall

A New York raw milk cheese company, Vulto Creamery LLC (Walton, N.Y.), whose products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes, has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft and hard...

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DuPont and Inbiose infant formula HMO gains EU approval

By Will Chu

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose are reaping the rewards of their partnership as EU authorities approve their first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient designed for use in infant formula.

The Charm ROSA SULF test uses a technology to detect all drugs within the sulfonamide family that may be found in milk.

Charm Sciences sulphonamides test gets NCIMS approval

By Jim Cornall

Massachusetts, US-based Charm Sciences has received approval from the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) for the Charm ROSA SULF test to detect sulfonamides in raw milk.

New Zealand's MPI has advice on how to deal with raw milk. Pic:©iStock/DenizA

New Zealand’s MPI issues raw milk warning

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says consumers should take care when drinking raw unpasteurized milk, calling it a ‘high-risk food.’

The dairy industry is looking for consultation in response to a government document on the industry after Brexit.

Dairy responds to UK government’s agricultural policy document

By Jim Cornall

Dairy UK, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Arla Foods UK have responded to the government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) publication of its paper into agricultural policy, ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming...