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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?

Fake news ‘a threat to public health’

Fake news poses a serious health risk, claimed The Dairy Council, while damaging the reputation of dairy products in the public eye.

Arla puts factory assets up for auction

The contents of Arla’s former Essex dairy are set to go under auction, drawing interest from international buyers.

Dairy Crest brands take ‘significant’ market share

Dairy Crest’s Clover, Frylight and Country Life brands took “significant share” in their respective markets over the past nine months, the dairy firm said in its third-quarter trading update, with analysts predicting...

Dairy wins £1.25M funding to back expansion plans

BV Dairy has secured a £1.25M finance package from HSBC to fund its expansion plans and the creation of 16 jobs.

Protein-rich sherbets for hospital patients

An ingredients firm has teamed up with an ice cream maker to develop nutritional ice cream products for hospital patients at risk of undernourishment.

Milk’s nutrients ‘helped’ England rugby star’s injury

England rugby star Joe Marler credited his remarkable recovery from a broken leg to drinking six gallons of milk, ahead of England’s 19-16 win over France on Saturday (February 4)...

Cheese firm linked to E.coli death looks to clear name

The cheesemaker implicated in an E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a three-year-old girl has spoken of his “relief” after two of his products were seized – as...

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Dairy ingredients maker in New Zealand yogurt deal

A Staffordshire-based ingredients supplier is to manufacture a range of natural yogurt mixes from New Zealand following a £700,000 joint investment.

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Arla opens cheese storage and maturation facility

Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company and one of the UK’s largest cheese manufacturers, has opened a new facility in Shropshire for maturing its cheeses.

Arla Foods pledges £37.5M for UK sites in 2017

Dairy company Arla Foods pledged to invest about £37.5M in its UK sites and logistics operations this year – 51% more than last year.

Winning BBC food award ‘shifts the business up a gear’

Winning a BBC Food and Farming Award “shifts the business up a gear”, according to the winner of last year’s Future Food Award, diversified dairy Our Cow Molly....

Irish dairy exporter to buy Cheshire cheesemaker

Irish dairy exporter Ornua has agreed to buy Cheshire-based cheese firm FJ Need (Foods) for an undisclosed fee.

Food manufacturers’ trade mission to boost US exports

Food manufacturers from Yorkshire and Humber are set to boost exports to the US, following a trade mission to San Francisco.

Me and My Factory

Infant formula boss plans for growth

Eighteen months ago, Ross McMahon saved the former Heinz factory in Kendal from closure. Now, business is thriving.

Müller to cut more than 300 jobs

Müller is to axe more than 300 jobs, after confirming plans to shut down operations at its north east London factory, while creating 180 new jobs alongside wider restructuring plans. 

Dairy nutrition undervalued: trade body

The nutritional value of milk and dairy continues to be misunderstood and is often unfairly targeted in saturated-fat reduction campaigns, an industry-body nutritionist has claimed.

Arla boss urges industry solidarity for Brexit talks

The food and farming industries must work together to protect themselves against Brexit threats, while maximising its opportunities, urges Arla Foods’s md Tomas Pietrangeli.

Blender Windyridge Cheese moves to new premises

Family-owned cheese blending specialist Windyridge Cheese has relocated to a new site, The Blending House in Wincanton, which will provide extended capabilities and space for the rapidly-growing business.

Suspected arson attack on ice cream factory

A blaze at an ice cream factory is Bradford in currently under investigation by West Yorkshire Police, after two of its business premises were hit by arson attacks on Christmas...

Müller fined £400,000 for roof fall

Müller UK and Ireland Group has been ordered to pay more than £400,000 for safety failings, after a worker fell 4.6m through a fragile roof panel.

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Infant formula maker targets ‘world class’ manufacturing

An infant formula producer has claimed a push towards ‘world class’ manufacturing standards is enabling his firm to capitalise on the huge markets of Asia and north Africa.

Coagulant can remove bitter notes in soft cheese

A new coagulant that can eliminate unwanted bitter notes developing in soft cheese has been described as a “game changer” by its maker.

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Destiny Foods agrees £60M merger

Specialist desserts manufacturer Destiny Foods has completed a merger with global desserts maker La Compagnie des Desserts, to create a £60M-a-year turnover company.

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Food packaging: options open up for in-line forming and sealing of cup lids

New options have opened up for dairy and other cup-and-lid combination products with the introduction of a system that thermoforms a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) snap-shut lid in-line with cup forming,...

Meet the Food Manufacture Oscar winners 2016

It was a Venice-themed evening at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards last month, as hundreds of guests put on their best bib and tucker to celebrate the leading lights of...