Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

Wyke Farms agreed to extend its partnership with The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative

Wyke Farms grows organic cheddar cheese deal

By Matt Atherton

Wyke Farms has agreed a deal to extend its partnership with The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), to become what it claims to be the EU’s largest producer of organic cheddar cheese.

Errington Cheese's Dunsyre Blue was the source of last year's E.coli outbreak, a report alleged

Errington Cheese ‘the source’ of fatal E.coli outbreak

By Matt Atherton

The source of the Scottish E.coli O157 outbreak last year was Errington Cheese’s Dunsyre Blue raw cheese, a Health Protection Scotland (HPS) report has concluded, but the cheesemaker insists more evidence is needed.

Tasty winners: Introducing the winners and finalists in the new Chefs' Choice Awards

Chefs’ Choice Awards: meet the winners

By Michael Stones

The inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards last night in central London celebrated foodservice sector innovation. Meet the winners, highly-rated entries and the finalists.

Cheesemaker Errington has had batches of its Lanark Blue taken away for testing

Cheese firm linked to E.coli death looks to clear name

By Noli Dinkovski

The cheesemaker implicated in an E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a three-year-old girl has spoken of his “relief” after two of his products were seized – as it offered him a chance to clear the company’s name in court.

Windyridge was on target to grow 125% last year, says md Melvin Glynn

Blender Windyridge Cheese moves to new premises

By Rick Pendrous

Family-owned cheese blending specialist Windyridge Cheese has relocated to a new site, The Blending House in Wincanton, which will provide extended capabilities and space for the rapidly-growing business.

Delvo Cheese CT-Taste: enables companies to produce cheese ‘more efficiently’

Cheese cultures cut ripening times by 50%

By Noli Dinkovski

Producers of cheeses such as Manchego, Gouda and Edammer are now able to halve their ripening times without compromising on quality, the maker of a new cheese culture has claimed.

Errington Cheese has dropped its application for a judicial review of Food Standards Scotland's decision making process

Errington Cheese and FSS E.coli row rolls on

By Matt Atherton

The row between Errington Cheese and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) continued this week, after FSS rejected claims it offered to pay the cheesemaker’s legal fees in full, in return for the firm dropping its application for a judicial review of a destruction...

Dunsyre Blue: The Errington-produced cheese contains ‘no harmful bacteria’, according to Actalia

E.coli cheese link rejected by French lab

By Noli Dinkovski

A cheesemaker implicated in an E.coli outbreak that led to the death of three-year-old girl has been given the all-clear by a leading European food safety laboratory.

£20,000 of cheese won't be destroyed after FSS withdrew its destruction order

Cheese firm keeps £20,000 of stock after E.coli link

By Matt Atherton

The owner of Errington Cheese has won a battle to keep £20,000 of his stock, after Food Standards Scotland (FSS) withdrew its order to destroy all remaining cheese following its alleged link to a July E.coli outbreak.

Special K Biscuit Moments and Cheetos were among the recalled products

Undeclared allergens cause food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Salmon skewers, cheese snacks and breakfast snacks were some of the products recalled last month over reports of undeclared allergens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Lasagne has been identified as a possible source of child poisoning cases

Histamine poisoning link to cheddar

By Rick Pendrous

Cheddar cheese, consumed by five-year olds at school, in products such as lasagne and macaroni cheese, has been identified as a potential source of food poisoning incidents associated with a compound called histamine, which can form during cheese ripening.

It's been a weird year for food news

Weirdest food and drink news stories of 2015

By Laurence Gibbons

Bacon-scented underwear, a £1M packet of crisps and a computer that uses Irn Bru to cool down all feature in our list of the weirdest food and drink news stories of the year.

Listeria test gets AOAC approval

Listeria test gets AOAC approval

A molecular detection assay test kit for Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) available from 3M Food Safety has been approved by the Association Of Analytical Communities (AOAC) Performance Tested Methods (PTM) programme, which effectively means it is now equivalent...

Hygienic decanter for cheesemaking

Hygienic decanter for cheesemaking

Hygienic decanter technology for dairy will be shown by GEA Westfalia. The Separator ecoforce decanter series can be used to make processed cheese, curd cheese bars and bakers’ cheese.

Pasta filata shelf-life extended

Cheesy shelf-life extension

By Nicholas Robinson

Ingredients specialist DSM claims its new range of cheese cultures, specifically developed for filled pastas, can extend shelf-life.

Low-cost and low-fuss cheese, says Hydrosol

Hydrosol's easy cheesy

A new system for developing pizza-style and feta-style cheeses in less time and for less money has been created by the Germany-based food stabilisation company Hydrosol.

Imported blue cheese had the second highest salt content

Public health at risk from cheese – CASH

By Nicholas Robinson

Dairy processors have lambasted Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) for attacking the salt content of cheese, especially branded versions, and putting consumer health at risk.

Pilgrims Choice is just one of Adams Foods's brands

Dairy processor: job cuts minimal

By Rod Addy

Dairy processor Adams Foods has put recent job cut reports in perspective, stressing the 700-strong workforce had suffered just seven redundancies at its Leek factory, with production line staff unaffected.