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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?

Dairy Crest bears £36M costs as profits nose dive

Dairy Crest bore £36.3M of costs in the past year, which dragged pre-tax profits down significantly for the business, while revenue also fell.

'Stay active in old age' - dairy targets the elderly

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to a rise in elderly consumers in Europe by launching its Nutrilac Ageless whey protein and calcium ingredient, to boost protein content in yogurts and...

Home-grown brands popular among Brits

Six of the 10 most popular food and drink products in the UK are based there, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Firms pay thousands for food safety failures

Food safety fines for two firms have been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for upholding laws designed to protect consumers.

Outlook positive after Heinz Kendal factory sale

Prospects seem positive for workers at Heinz’s baby food factory in Kendal, Cumbria, which has been sold to Kendal Nutricare for an undisclosed sum.

Election 2015

Food manufacturers mull Conservative victory

Food and drink manufacturers are pondering the impact of the Conservatives’ election success, as David Cameron prepares to form his second government as Prime Minister.

Ice cream listeria risk to the ill and elderly

Fears have been raised about the wider possible contamination of frozen food with the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Europe, and the potentially deadly threat this poses to vulnerable individuals, following serious...

First Milk turnaround could mean 70 job cuts

Up to 70 jobs could go at dairy co-operative First Milk as the business restructures after struggling with cash flow issues.

Latest allergy recalls in pictures

Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Tesco supply cull hits jobs at Rachel’s

Rachel’s is facing job losses as a result of the organic dairy producer losing a contract with Tesco amid the multiple’s drive to cull 30% of its stock keeping units...

Saturated fat truth will be revealed: scientists

Leading scientists will explore the effects of saturated fat from dairy on the body in a bid to establish its true effects on health, following recent research.

Novel dairy cultures come to market

Continued demand for 'clean label' and tasty dairy products has led flavour house Chr Hansen to develop a novel range of dairy cultures.

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Recalled this week: cheese, chicken and chocolate

Three cheddar, chicken and chocolate products were recalled this week because of fears they may endanger consumers’ safety.

Welsh dairy firm’s £6M cheese site to create 10 jobs

Welsh dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £6M in a new cheese production facility at its existing site in Gwynedd, creating 10 new jobs.

Election 2015

CBI bosses back Britain’s EU membership

Business bosses’ group the Confederation of British Industry has highlighted the key importance of EU membership to the UK economy, after former prime minister Tony Blair slammed David Cameron's pledge...

Graham’s Family Dairy plan to offer 450 jobs

Graham’s Family Dairy plans to create 450 jobs in Scotland with the construction of a £20M research and training facility in Stirling.

Unions warn against irresponsibility as milk quotas cease

Countries must refrain from irresponsible overproduction as EU milk quotas end, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

Easter eggs – too good to save for children: Mintel

Easter eggs are too good to buy just for children, according to new research from Mintel.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

Dairy crisis

Desperate dairy sector needs government support

The UK’s ‘desperate’ dairy sector needs more support from the British government, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond.

Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

The Heinz Kraft $100bn mega merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of top food and drink industry headlines of the past seven days.

Ice cream firm prosecuted for safety failings

An ice cream manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £18,000, after one of its workers had a finger severed while cleaning a fruit feeder machine.

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite the Union both warned a three-day strike was likely over the holiday.