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The deal to buy Ontario specialty cheese and yogurt company Shepherd Gourmet is valued at C$100m.

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Saputo buys Shepherd Gourmet Dairy

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the activities of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc. for C$100m (US$77.7m).

The investment will enable Dairy Crest to process an additional 200m liters of milk every year.

Dairy Crest announces £85m cheese business investment

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company Dairy Crest has announced it is investing £85m ($113.6m) in growing the capacity of its cheese business, £75m ($100m) of which will be invested at its Davidstow, Cornwall, plant.

In 2017, approval was given for Lithuanian dairy products to be exported to Algeria, Mexico and New Zealand.

Lithuanian dairy exports on the rise

By Jim Cornall

According to information from Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), the country’s dairy producers are successfully expanding the export of milk products.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 12-18 May 2018

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

The LactoSens 0.01% test – recently validated against HPLC - is a direct assay on a biochip that specifically measures lactose in minutes in milk and dairy products including yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese and mozzarella.

LactoSens opens up lactose-free market

By Jim Cornall

As the increasing importance of “lactose free” products, the relevant threshold for “lactose-free” labeling has been reduced, an Austrian company has launched a device capable of accurately measuring the lower lactose threshold in dairy products.

For a producer running three FoodScan units it is estimated moving to the new Foodscan 2 with FossAssure will realize yearly savings of more than $70,000.

New NIR analyzer from FOSS enables faster dairy analysis

By Jim Cornall

Danish company FOSS has introduced the FoodScan 2, a new near infrared (NIR) analyzer that allows quality control managers to handle the increasingly complex and time-critical tasks involved in analysis of solid and semi-solid dairy products such as cheese,...

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Food Safety Recall round-up 28 April - 4 May 2018

Recalls: Plastic, bacillus cereus and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Austria

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