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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?

Brexit: ‘knock off’ protected food status threat

Markets could be swarmed with “knock-offs” of classic regional British foods such as Cornish pasties and clotted cream thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to market...

Brexit impact

Brexit: mixed response from food and drink industry

The UK food and drink sector has given a mixed response, so far, to voters’ decision to quit the EU. Here, we report food and drink industry leaders’ first reactions...

Family dairy business to target export sales

Graham’s The Family Dairy is looking to drive its business outside the UK with the appointment of Joe Flynn as international business manager.

Listeria and salmonella force product recalls

A listeria-infected cheese and coriander potentially infected with salmonella are two of the latest food recalls reported by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

News in brief

Müller’s Aberdeen dairy to close today

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to close its Aberdeen dairy today (June 10) with the loss of 87 jobs.

Unite starts legal proceedings against Arla Foods

Unite, the union, said it has instigated legal proceedings against Arla Foods, claiming it failed to “properly” consult over the possible loss of 230 jobs at the Hatfield Peverel dairy...

Dairy Council launches iodine intake initiative

An initiative to promote how consuming milk, yogurt and cheese can combat iodine deficiency has been launched by The Dairy Council.

News in brief

Protein offers 100% yield boost to milk

A special protein that enables dairies to utilise 100% of their milk in the manufacturing process – with zero by-products or waste – has been introduced by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Müller dairy closures a ‘devastating blow’: union

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ decision to close its smaller dairies in East Kilbride and Aberdeen with the loss of 225 jobs has been called a “devastating blow” by the union...

Food manufacturers urged to enter long-term butter deals

Food manufacturers are facing higher butter prices after a “surprise rally” on global commodity markets, claims the head of a leading ingredients company.

Whey benefits highlighted in AFI campaign

The benefits of adding whey to milk-based products are at the centre of a new initiative by Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI).

Dairy Crest sees revenue fall in deflationary market

Dairy Crest has reported revenue down by 5.8% to £422.3M in full-year results, driven by deflation in the market.

Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

Welsh creamery’s new unit to safeguard 100 jobs

South Caernarfon Creameries’ (SCC’s) new cheese unit will safeguard 100 jobs and help the business cope with a “challenging” milk market.

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Warehouse worker survives cheese warehouse collapse

A factory worker trapped under tonnes of cheese survived for nine hours before being rescued at a Shropshire warehouse.

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Food safety product recalls focus industry attention

A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.

Me and my factory

Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

For someone who confesses to have fallen into the food industry, Alex Baker hasn’t wasted any time in building a successful career.

Cheese maker prosecuted after deadly listeria find

A Somerset dairy producer has been hit by a fine and slammed for running a “shoddy operation”, after her cheese was shown to consistently contain harmful bacteria such as listeria,...

News in brief

Membrane raises cheese shelf-life

A new moisture-permeable cheese membrane could help increase product shelf-life.

Nestlé welcomes young dairy producers to factory

Nestlé has welcomed young dairy farmers to its Dalston factory in Cumbria, as part of its Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

Probiotic strains for dairy added by Probi

Probi has strengthened its functional food offer after acquiring a licence for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy, from fellow Swedish biotech company Probac.

Müller to save 170 jobs at Hanworth dairy following acquisition

Müller Milk & Ingredients has revealed plans to reverse the planned closure of the Hanworth dairy in Middlesex, safeguarding 170 jobs.  

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