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Canada: Le Fromage au Village recalls all cheese

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Lorrainville, Quebec-based artisanal cheese maker Le Fromage au Village has withdrawn all of its cheeses from the market ‘as a precautionary measure’, the company confirmed.

The DOH said drinking unpasteurized milk is unsafe. Pic: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

Hawaii Department of Health clamps down on raw goat milk

By Jim Cornall

Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch inspectors are visiting pet supply stores and food retailers throughout the state and issuing cease and desist notices to those engaged in the illegal sale of unpasteurized goat milk.

Valio said it is disappointed by a €70m fine, but considers the case closed.

Valio hit with €70m fine in Finland

By Jim Cornall

In December, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland (KHO) fined Valio €70m ($74m) for abusing its dominant market position by selling basic milk at too low a price from 2010-2012 in Finland.

Dutch company CoolWave's PurePulse PP1200 can be used to render bacteria in raw milk harmless, as an alternative to pasteurization. However, laws in the Netherlands mean it can't be used there.

PurePulse makes raw milk safe, says CoolWave

By Jim Cornall

Dutch company CoolWave says its PurePulse technology makes it possible to render bacteria in raw milk harmless, while the taste and quality of the raw milk are preserved.

MPI has published new regulations around the sale of raw milk

MPI issues raw milk safety reminder

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has said raw milk is a high risk food and it's important that consumers understand why.

The FSAI continues to recommend the sale of raw milk for direct human consumption should be prohibited

FSAI finds Listeria and Campylobacter in raw milk

By Joseph James Whitworth

Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter were detected in 20% and 22% respectively of milk filter samples tested by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Camembert was one of the cheeses tested

Real time PCR approach developed to detect Listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

Raw milk rule change will increase risk of illness: IDFA, NMPF

Raw milk rule change will increase risk of illness: IDFA, NMPF


The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have called on US lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would overturn the current ban on the interstate sale of raw milk.

raw milk unpasteurized pasteurization Stanford University

Study: 'little difference' in digestibility

Raw milk: No benefit for lactose intolerance

By Rachel Arthur

‘There is little difference in the digestibility of raw (unpasteurized) milk and pasteurized milk’, claims a pilot study, ‘Effect of Raw Milk on Lactose Intolerance,’ from Stanford University School of Medicine. 

Consultation on sale of raw milk

Public consultation ends April 30

FSA wants clear rules for raw milk

By Rachel Arthur

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is proposing to clarify rules for selling unpasteurized, or raw, milk and cream. 

Raw milk law amendment would not ‘mitigate’ dangers - FDA

Raw milk law amendment would not ‘mitigate’ dangers - FDA


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a petition that sought an exception to the current ban on the inter-state sale of raw milk products – citing a lack of proof that the amendment would "adequately mitigate the dangers posed by...

Internet and vending machine sales spark FSA raw milk review

Internet and vending machine sales spark FSA raw milk review

By Ben Bouckley

The board of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will decide, during a March 20 meeting, whether to review current rules governing the sale and marketing of unpasteurised, or raw, drinking milk and cream after producers used novel sales routes such as the...

Feihe sells dairy farms in China

Feihe sells dairy farms in China

By Ankush Chibber

Feihe International Inc., formerly known as the American Dairy, has announced that it intends to sell its two dairy farms in China to a Chinese Investment Company.


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