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Report on Counterfeiting and Piracy in the European Union Includs Dairy

This situation report prepared by the EUIPO and Europol once again puts the spotlight on the importance of tackling the international criminals who are among the principle beneficiaries of IPR infringements in the European Union.

In 2015, the food industry saw a growth in the abuse of ‘organic’ labels attached to products
that did not comply with the organic certification but had higher retail prices, and a growth in
the misuse of such labels in the future was anticipated.

The value of falsely labelled geographical indication infringing products in the EU remains
high, with the main producers of the original products, such as Germany, Spain, France, Italy
and Greece, being the most affected by counterfeit labelled comestibles. The products affected included wine, other spirits, cheese, meat, fruit, vegetables and cereals.

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Dairy Should be High Priority in Brexit Negotiations, Says Dairy UK

“It is vitally important that the UK dairy industry is recognised and prioritised during Brexit negotiations”, Dr David Dobbin, Chairman of Dairy UK, said speaking at Dairy UK’s Brexit and Beyond industry seminar in London and at the organisation’s annual dinner.

Dr Dobbin said it is in the national interest for dairy to be given due prominence during the Brexit process. He said: “The importance and relevance of dairy must not be forgotten or traded to the benefit of other sectors.”

Dr Dobbin told delegates that the dairy industry in the UK sees opportunities as well as threats in Brexit but everyone wants stability. He said the UK government and all political decision-makers must ensure that: trading arrangements with the EU without tariff and non-tariff barriers are continued; the relationship with the EU is clarified before negotiating free trade agreements with third countries; there is continued access to skilled and unskilled labour; any review of existing regulations or the introduction of new regulations will not create non-tariff barriers; UK farmers are not disadvantaged compared to their European neighbours.

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Västerbottensosts besökscenter i Burträsk öppet

Besökscentret i Burträsk har sedan starten 2012 varit ett uppskattat besöksmål. Sommaren 2016 kom hela 10.000 besökare till Burträsk för att se och ta del av Västerbottensost mytomspunna historia.

I sommar håller Besökscentret öppet alla dagar kl 10–17 från den 26 juni till 18 augusti och i caféet erbjuds lättare lunchrätter, som klassisk Västerbottensostpaj med tillbehör, men också smörgåsar och kakor i ett varierat urval. I ostbutiken finns Västerbottensost Extra Lagrad till försäljning, tillsammans med andra lokala delikatesser.

Två gånger per dag kl 11 och kl 14 erbjuds gratis guidade turer i utställningen, som ger en inblick i Västerbottensost långa och fascinerande historia.

Research: Consumption of Dairy Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus Improves Immune Function

Consumption of dairy yogurt containing Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis and heat-treated Lactobacillus plantarum improves immune function including natural killer cell activity, says report by Lee A et al.

The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of consuming dairy yogurt containing Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei (L. paracasei), Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis (B. lactis) and heat-treated Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) on immune function. A randomized, open-label, placebo-controlled study was conducted on 200 nondiabetic subjects. Over a twelve-week period, the test group consumed dairy yogurt containing probiotics each day, whereas the placebo group consumed milk. Natural killer (NK) cell activity, interleukin (IL)-12 and immunoglobulin (Ig) G1 levels were significantly increased in the test group at twelve weeks compared to baseline. Additionally, the test group had significantly greater increases in serum NK cell activity and interferon (IFN)-γ and IgG1 than placebo group. Daily consumption of dairy yogurt containing L. paracasei, B. lactis and heat-treated L. plantarum could be an effective option to improve immune function by enhancing NK cell function and IFN-γ concentration.

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International Whey Conference

The 8th International Whey Conference is to be held September 17 – 20, 2017 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Illinois, USA

IWC 2017 will be an opportunity for the whey industry and their customers to meet with researchers, scientists and processing equipment and technology providers to learn about the latest developments which will continue to make whey better than ever.

The conference will feature speakers presenting cutting-edge scientific finding, addressing hot topics and connecting the science to commercial applications for whey.

Smart mjukvara revolutionerar produktionen av vassle- och mjölkpulver

Finlands största mejeriföretag Valio lyckades nyligen öka produktionen på sin anläggning i Lapinlahti med över 10 procent. Produktionen på fabriken som tillverkar vasslepulver höjdes med hjälp av NAPCON Controller, en egenutvecklad lösning för avancerad processtyrning (Advanced Process Control, APC) från teknik- och konstruktionsföretaget Neste Jacobs. Resultaten var så övertygande att Valio nu ska optimera en ytterligare anläggning i Seinäjoki i Finland, en mjölkpulverfabrik bestående av en evaporator och en spraytork.

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Danone looks to ride healthy food revolution wave

Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone, wants the world’s biggest yogurt maker to play a central role in the revolution sweeping the global food industry as it tries to respond to a consumer shift towards healthy eating.

As more consumers, notably the ”Millennial” generation, opt for healthier diets and a more socially responsible way of life, Danone, along with rivals such as Nestle, have been seeking to adapt.

Faber unveiled a new company ”signature” dubbed ”One Planet. One Health” for Danone on Thursday in Berlin at the annual meeting of the Consumer Goods Forum, a gathering of the world’s biggest retailers and packaged food companies.

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Lawsuit against Arla says dairy ads portray bovine growth hormone rbST as a six-eyed monster

Arla Foods, with a plant in the Fox Valley Wisconsin, has been sued over a $30 million advertising campaign that — the plaintiff says — casts bovine growth hormone rbST in an unfavorable light.

In a lawsuit filed recently in U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Eli Lilly Elanco US of Indianapolis alleges that Arla’s campaign perpetuates false claims that rbST — which promotes milk production in cows — is dangerous.

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Verdict: Purely plant-based products cannot be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products

Court of Justice of the European Union’s verdict: Purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products.

In the judgment, the Court observes that, in principle, for the purposes of the marketing and advertising in question, the relevant legislation reserves the term ‘milk’ only for milk of animal origin. In addition, except where expressly provided, that legislation reserves designations like ‘cream’, ‘chantilly’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ and ‘yoghurt’ solely for milk products, that is products derived from milk.

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