Radio frequency identification (RFID) has now been adapted to track
Spanish blue cheese as it travels along the food chain.
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.
Proposed changes to international food safety standards could
affect the way cheese makers sell their products
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced
new cheese composition standards that could significantly
impact dairy imports from the EU and the US.
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.
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.
An unhealthy image for cheese in the UK threatens to prevent many
varieties from leaping on the functional food bandwagon.
Regional cheese producers are enjoying a revival in the UK, but the
market as a whole is struggling to grow volumes against an
unhealthy image with consumers.
Cargill is introducing a new aromatic cheese culture to create
subtle fruity aromas in the rind and mould of ripened cheese, a
quality said to be sought after by consumers.
A special summit on cheese will be held in the UK early this
summer, reflecting the category's growing importance for dairy
South Koreans are consuming greater quantities of cheese as foods
like pizza, cheeseburgers and sandwiches become more popular among
the younger generation.
UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has consolidated its position in
the country's cheese market after buying out partner firm Glanbia
from The Cheese Company.
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to
continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer
Time is running out for producers of specialist, cloth-bound cheese
in the UK as efforts stall in their bid to continue using a
chemical that is banned across the EU.
Bands of thieves are hijacking lorries containing Parmesan cheese
in northern Italy and selling on the products for hard cash, adding
to the woes of a struggling industry.