Food and Beverage News and Trends — 27 June 2014: FDA clarifies its stance on cheese making; and more

By Stefanie Jill Fogel, Mary B Langowski and Tiffani V Williams

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FDA clarifies its stance on cheese making 
On 13 June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a clarification stating it ‘does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese making, nor is there any requirement in effect that addresses this issue’. Artisanal cheese makers had been perturbed by an earlier letter that seemed to represent an FDA policy position that the use of wood for ageing cheese poses a significant risk of bacterial contamination.

Chobani faces lawsuit over ‘Greek yogurt’ name and label statements
On 19 June, two New York men sued Chobani Greek Yogurt, claiming that its name and packaging are deceptive since it is not made in Greece but in the US. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Brooklyn, also claims consumers are being deceived by the ‘zero per cent’ claim for the yogurt, which refers to zero per cent fat, and that consumers believe it may mean the product has zero calories or sugar…

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