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 Taste Of Cheese Can’t Get Copyright Protection, EU Court Says
by Bloomberg Law
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 3:59PM EST

Copyright law can’t be stretched to protect the taste of food, according to judges at the European Union’s top court. The EU’s Court of Justice, known as the CJEU, helped fill a gap in the bloc’s law in a dispute referred from a Dutch tribunal about spreadable cheese.

 FDA Intends To Extend Comment Period On Use Of The Names Of Dairy Foods In Labeling Plant-Based Products
by FDA
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:51PM EST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing its intention to extend by 60 days the comment period on the request for information on labeling plant-based products with names that include the names of dairy foods, such as “milk,” “yogurt,” and “cheese.” The original comment period was scheduled to end on November 27.

 US Dairy Welcomes USMCA, But Mexican Tariffs & Canadian Pricing Policies Could Negate Expected Gains
by The International Dairy Foods Association
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:51PM EST

The U.S. International Trade Commission today opened a two-day hearing to investigate the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the American economy, specific industry sectors and consumers. A total of 45 industry groups and stakeholders were invited to provide testimony today and tomorrow, including Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association.

 Lifeway Foods Launches Strategic Plan, 'Lifeway 2.0' To Reinvigorate Growth
by Lifeway Foods, Inc.
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:51PM EST

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: LWAY), the leading U.S. supplier of kefir fermented dairy and probiotic products to support the microbiome, today announced a new strategic plan, “Lifeway 2.0” to reinvigorate growth. The Company also reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

 Iowa Dairy Penalized $100,000 For Air-Quality Violations
by Des Moines Register
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:41PM EST

A northeastern Iowa dairy that makes cheese has agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty and install expensive pollution control equipment for violating air-quality rules for a dozen years.

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