News briefs: Lactalis, Arla and rock and roll cheese
In this weeks round-up, some of France's leading dairy group's
continue to rack up their prices amidst increasing dairy costs, the
EU stands up for Staffordshire and cheese may be the new rock and
Innovative regional cheeses please UK consumers
UK consumers are increasingly patriotic about
their cheese, as regional British varieties of the product are
beginning to outsell continental rivals in the country, according
to new research out today.
Arla cuts cheese to ease supply burden
Arla Foods is to cut cheese production by 6,200 tonnes until the
new year in a drive to better deal with a dwindling global supply
of raw milk.
Hard cheese for Biraghi over grana dispute
Italian cheese producer Biraghi's battle to keep a geographically
protected trademark for its products has gone sour after the a EU
court rejected its claims yesterday.
Chr Hansen probiotics launched in Italian cheese
A cheese containing a Chr Hansen probiotic has been launched in
Italy, a move which reinforces the growing trend for
companies to use probiotics outside of the traditional yoghurt pot.
Emmi, Ambrosi cheese relationship ripens
France-based Emmi is the latest dairy processor to
combine operations with one of its rivals.
Cheese to put squeeze on processors
European processors should prepare themselves for a significant
rise in the price they pay for cheese, the head of the European
Dairy Association (EDA) warned today.
Technology tests cheese with ease, says manufacturer
A new system of screening and testing cheese can offer processors a
cost effective way of driving large-scale innovation within their
products, its manufacturer claims.
RFID innovation has blue cheese in its sights
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has now been adapted to track
Spanish blue cheese as it travels along the food chain.
Cheese taste and aroma boosted by prebiotics - study
The sensory aspects of cheese could be boosted by the addition of
prebiotic ingredients, in addition to improving the nutritional
profile of the product, suggests new research.
Cheese makers face raft of legal changes
Proposed changes to international food safety standards could
affect the way cheese makers sell their products
EU exporters face Canadian cheese change
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced
new cheese composition standards that could significantly
impact dairy imports from the EU and the US.
First Milk taps heritage with new cheese range
It seems even dairy products are getting nationalistic these
days, as one of the UK's leading cheese producers aims to tap
growing Scottish pride with its latest cheddar range.
FSA tightens cheese hygiene rules
Cheese processors in the UK have been handed tougher guidance on
hygiene, following EU claims that the country's food safety
authority was not doing enough to protect consumers.
Functional cheese still niche in the UK
An unhealthy image for cheese in the UK threatens to prevent many
varieties from leaping on the functional food bandwagon.