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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?

Food job cuts outweigh creations

More jobs have been cut or put at risk by food and drink manufacturers in the UK over the past six months, this site can exclusively reveal.

PM: empower groceries code adjudicator

Groceries code adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon should be able to enforce her decisions with fines and have her remit extended, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Lakeland Dairies scoops up frozen yogurt firm

Lakeland Dairies has acquired Taste Trends, a frozen yogurt business based in Surrey, and plans to invest to grow the company under its existing management team.

Eurilait pumps cash into dairy plant

Eurilait has invested thousands of pounds in extra cutting and packing space and staff services at its Somerset dairy facility.

Dairy crisis

First Milk must quell farmers’ fears, says NFU

First Milk must quell the fears of its milk suppliers after announcing it would delay payments to them by two weeks and increase contributions from them, according to the National Farmers Union....

Meadow Foods pumps £1.8M into Chester factory

Meadow Foods is investing £1.8M in its Chester facilities, enabling it to branch out into making and storing skimmed and blended concentrated milks.

Dairy crisis

NFU ‘urgently seeking answers’ from First Milk

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is planning urgent talks with First Milk after the farmer cooperative proposed to crank up its members’ costs at a time when the dairy industry is under severe financial...

Poor milk yields great cheese

Dairy companies will be able to manufacture high-quality speciality cheeses without fresh milk by using a new recombining solution from Arla Foods Ingredients.

Dairy farmers hit by further milk price cuts

Fresh milk price cuts have already cast a shadow over 2015, stepping up pressure on dairy farmers to further slash production costs.

Müller holds milk price – but for how long?

Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its standard milk price for February 2015 will be unchanged, but has stressed it couldn’t guarantee prices beyond that point.

Dairy targets good health for all ages

The health benefits of milk-derived functional ingredients through all stages of life are being explored by Food for Health Ireland (FHI).

New stevia product launch aimed at dairy beverages

Pure Circle has launched a new stevia product aimed at reducing the sugar content of dairy products.

Arla milk price cut prompts angry reaction

Dairy giant Arla’s decision to cut the price of milk paid to producers has prompted an angry reaction from the National Farmers Union (NFU) and a plea to buy British...

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland opens milk protein plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has opened its €7.8M (£6.2M) milk protein facility at its existing site at Virginia, County Cavan, which supplies the cream for Baileys liqueur among other products.

Co-op’s £1.5bn pledge supports British food firms

Further evidence of shoppers’ growing preference for British-produced food came last week in the form of a £1.5bn pledge to UK farmers from the Co-operative.

News in brief

Christmas cheese ceremony features ‘Strictly’ dancers

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace were guests of honour at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the 300-year-old Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. 

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...

News in brief

Arla opens new lactose site

Arla Food Ingredients has opened its new €120M lactose manufacturing plant in Denmark, which can produce 80,000t of lactose daily.

Half of the salt, but all of the cream cheese

Dairygold Food Ingredients (DFI) is responding to consumer demand for healthier products with the launch of its new reduced salt American-style soft cheese.

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FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

Big brands aim to pull in young female talent

Female students have gained access to some of the world’s largest food manufacturers, as part of an industry drive to boost young talent in the sector.

Arla restructure to spark 100 job cuts

Arla Foods plans to cut 100 jobs in the UK as part of a restructure to improve efficiency and competitiveness.  

Food and drink industry people on the move

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) appointment of a new president and an acting director general lead this month’s selection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry....

News in brief

Three-year-old joins Primula’s cheese board

A three-year-old girl has been appointed to Primula’s ‘Cheese Board of Directors’ after entering a winning recipe into the firm’s competition.

News in brief

Wensleydale Creamery invests £350k in expansion

Cheesemaker the Wensleydale Creamery has invested £350,000 in new equipment to expand into the burgeoning £90M blended cheese category.

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