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From milk and flavoured drinks, to yogurts, cheeses and desserts, dairy covers a broad spectrum of activities with an equally wide range of issues: everything from rising commodity costs to environmental pressure; obesity to novel process technologies; artisan and high volume production. Isn’t it time to start milking the font of knowledge?

Asda wins out as food market enters deflation

Asda headed the supermarket pack as the food market officially entered a period of deflation, although consumers were the real winners, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

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Labelling changes strike ‘fear’ into SMEs

Changes to food labelling rules have shaken small- to medium-sized food and drink businesses (SMEs), which fear being put out of business, a leading industry advisor has revealed.

UK sales weak for Nestlé amid slow growth in Europe

Nestlé’s UK sales proved weak in the first nine months of 2014, although the global food giant still achieved low growth in Europe overall.

Dairy Crest invests £4M in Harper Adams centre

Dairy Crest is investing £4M in a food innovation centre at Harper Adams University campus at Newport in Shropshire, which it hopes will help it boost new product development.

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MP urges industry to drive dairy demand

The UK’s food and drink industry must step up and support dairy farmers by driving consumer demand for milk and milk products with innovation, a prominent MP has urged.

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Dairy storm intensifies as protests loom

The dairy supply chain storm has intensified, with Müller appealing for planned protests over milk price cuts to be called off, while the dairy industry code faces increasing scrutiny....

Mandatory energy audits to save hundreds of thousands

Conducting energy audits will save large-scale food and drink manufacturers hundreds of thousands of pounds and help smaller ones make savings too, according to the Food Manufacture Group’s webinar last month....

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Mandatory energy audits ‘not about red tape’

New compulsory energy audits – which must be conducted by large-scale food and drink manufacturers by December 2015 – are not needless red tape but a key business tool that...

Most powerful women in food and drink

The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.

Food and drink industry people on the move – in pictures

Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year...

No need to fear energy audits: Wyke Farms boss

Food and drink manufacturers have no need to fear compulsory energy audits that must be conducted by December 2015, says Wyke Farms’ boss Richard Clothier.

Dairy Crest move puts 260 jobs at risk

Up to 260 jobs are threatened as Dairy Crest announces proposals to close two factories at Hanworth in West London and Chard in Somerset amid plans to ditch glass milk bottles.

Dairy Crest wins analyst’s praise for positive half-year

Dairy Crest has won praise from a leading food industry analyst for the “solid performance” of Cathedral City, Country Life, Clover and Frijj, announced in a pre-close trading update.

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Food manufacturers need energy policy: Wyke Farms

Food manufacturers need an energy plan to make cost savings and to boost the branding of their products, says Richard Clothier, md of cheese producer Wyke Farms.

News in brief

Dairy Crest appoints new chairman

Dairy Crest has appointed Stephen Alexander as its new chairman, with immediate effect.

Free energy webinar: just three days to go

With just three days to go until the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), we have collected together key quotes that capture how...

Free energy webinar – less than a week to go

Final plans are in progress for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar on energy savings, which will take place at 1100 GMT on Thursday, September 18.

EFSA stymies progress on ‘may contain’

Alpro’s decision to reverse plans to combine its soya and nut production lines has shone the spotlight on the need for usable ‘action levels’ for adventitious allergen contamination of foods....

Arla Foods launches sustainable dairy farming plan

Arla Foods has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers. 

MPs forge group to bolster UK dairy industry

MPs and peers have forged a cross-party group aimed at making the UK dairy industry more sustainable and profitable at a time when dairy farmers are under severe pressure.

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.

National Grid wants more electricity due to ‘uncertainty’

The National Grid is looking for extra electricity supplies, in advance of what it describes as “an uncertain winter”.

Irish Dairy Board snaps up pizza cheese factory

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has acquired the trade and assets of Telepizza subsidiary Luxtor, a Spanish pizza cheese and cheese blends plant, targeting cheese sales to foodservice customers.

Food safety conference avoids costly product recalls

Next month’s Food safety conference will provide independent information on food safety that could help manufacturers avoid product recalls potentially costing millions of pounds.

Campaigners slam retailers in fight for dairy industry

Farmers For Action (FFA) has lashed out at retailers for not allowing price increases as dairy farmers face plummeting milk prices and is pressing for government and European Commission (EC)...