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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?

Trade body urges priority for dairy in Brexit negotiations

The dairy sector must take a high priority in Brexit negotiations, the Dairy UK trade association has urged.

EU health claims for probiotics ‘nearly impossible’

Attempts to secure an EU 13.5 health claim for probiotics are being hindered because it’s “nearly impossible” to design a digestive study that demonstrates improvement in a healthy group of...

Food and drink firms named in top exporters’ list

Food and drink manufacturers were recognised in a list of the top 200 UK businesses with the fastest growing international sales, featured in this photogallery.

Food and drink firms in top start-ups list

Food and drink manufacturers recognised in this year’s list of the best start-up businesses, Startups 100, are featured in this photogallery.

‘Misleading’ Arla milk ad banned

An advert for Arla organic farm milk has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after it ruled the advert contained misleading environmental claims.

Milk Manifesto: nutritionists fight dairy ‘myths’

Dairy foods’ nutrition and health benefits must be recognised and celebrated, according to The Dairy Council, as it launches its Milk Manifesto, backed by nutritionists and academics.

Organic milk in iodine level boost

Iodine levels in organic milk are now ahead of conventional milk for the first time since testing began, according to a study by a farmers’ co-operative.

Fat-soluble flavours for chocolate fillings unveiled

Nine new fat-soluble flavours for fillings in confectionery, bakery and dairy products have been launched by Sensient.

Beechdean scoops up ice cream firm

Beechdean Group has acquired 50% of ice cream manufacturer Lovingtons, in a joint venture designed to grow investment and boost the manufacturing capabilities of the company. 

Yogurt maker expands factory after £2.2M investment

Welsh yogurt maker Llaeth Y Llan (Village Dairy) has increased its capacity and expanded into new markets after a £2.2M investment from HSBC and the Welsh government.

Calcium can help solve obesity crisis

Increasing calcium in our diets could reduce the prevalence of obesity, by “mimicking the effect of bariatric [weight loss] surgery” and suppressing appetite, a dairy scientist has claimed.

Whey drink offers bone support for over-50s

A high-protein chocolate-flavoured ready-to-mix (RTM) drink, developed to support muscle and bone health in the over 50s, was unveiled at Vitafoods Europe earlier this month.

Dairy Crest posts £2.9M profit growth

Dairy Crest has posted a £2.9M rise in adjusted profits to £60.6M in its first full tax year since selling its dairies business, while sales for the company fell.

Arla opens new innovation centre

Dairy co-operative Arla Foods has opened a new global innovation centre in Denmark. 

Arla signs exclusive three-year deal with Morrisons

Dairy co-operative Arla Foods has agreed an exclusive three-year deal with Morrisons, to supply the supermarket with own-label milk. 

Dairy ‘does not increase heart attack or stroke risk’

The Dairy Council has welcomed the findings of a report that claimed eating lots of cheese, yogurt and milk does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Errington Cheese’s ‘E.coli outbreak’ court case date set

The Scottish cheesemaker blamed for the fatal E.coli O157 outbreak last year will try to prove its Lanark Blue and Corra Linn cheeses are safe to eat, at court next month....

Dairy firm creates 70 jobs after £22M investment

North Wales dairy processor Tomlinson’s Dairies is creating 70 new jobs after securing £22M of funding to expand its cold storage facilities.

‘Premium proteins’ aid faster sports recovery

A new generation of whey hydrolysates that can be absorbed more quickly into the body than standard proteins are now available to the sports nutrition market.

Infant-friendly whey can ‘better mimic’ breast milk

A highly heat-stable infant-grade demineralised whey powder featured at Gulfood 2017, which took place in Dubai in February and March.

New five-step exports plan designed to boost overseas sales

Boosting British food and drink exports, worth £20bn last year, is the aim of a new five-point plan launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

News in brief

Dairy can ‘preserve’ muscle-mass in older people

Dairy can potentially help preserve muscle mass and function as people get older, a leading nutritionist has claimed.

Not eating dairy puts young adults’ health at risk

Up to 3M young adults are putting their future health at risk by cutting dairy from their diet, warned The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), as the number of children drinking...

Dairy sector fights back against ‘demonisation’

The dairy sector is being unfairly targeted by the recommendations of public health bodies, as they attempt to reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to...

Food start-up competition attracts 120 firms

More than 120 global food and agriculture start-up firms are competing for a place at the agribusiness bank Rabobank’s business mentorship scheme competition, Foodbytes. 

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