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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?

Arla Foods raises milk price to 35p a pint

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said it was “a relief” that Arla Foods planned to increase its milk prices by 1p per kg from September 1.

Cheese cultures can ‘reduce fat by 30%’

Efforts to reduce the fat content of cheese have taken a step forward with the launch of new cultures designed to be used with low-fat milk.

Interactive Data

Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Glanbia reports strong first-half year results

Glanbia has reported its first-half performance for the six months to July 2 as “strong” boosted by its Performance Nutrition division.

Cheese firm: E.coli link based on ‘malicious prejudice’ from HPS

The owner of Errington Cheese, whose Dunsyre Blue cheese was recently linked to an E.coli outbreak, has accused Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) of having a campaign against...

Müller at the centre of milk price storm

Angry milk producers have hit back at Müller, after the dairy processor dismissed protests outside its Market Drayton factory last week.

Ice cream company investment to boost turnover

A Leeds-based ice cream manufacturer has invested over £100,000 additional cold storage facilities and automated filling equipment to boost production.


Dairy innovation: claim culture

Health claims are becoming an ever more prevalent feature in dairy.

Oppo Ice Cream breaches advertising code

Oppo Ice Cream has been forced to amend content on its website by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), for not backing up a claim about the ice cream’s health benefits....

Food and drink innovations photogallery – July

Cordials, “beer-cheese” and iced tea lead the list of new food and drink products released in the past month.

Dairy Crest predicts ‘results in line with expectations’

Dairy Crest said that its first-quarter results will be “in line with expectations” in a trading statement for the three-months to June 30 2016.

Smooth makeover for quark cultures range

A range of quark cultures has been improved to meet the increasing demand for sugar-free, high protein-snacks.

Wyke boss slams ‘cheap prices’ after dairy closures

Wyke Farms’s md Richard Clothier has slammed “eye-wateringly cheap dairy prices”, after news that more than 1,000 UK dairy farms have closed since 2013.

Top six fastest growing food manufacturers

2 Sisters Food Group is Britain’s fastest growing private food and drink business, according to The Top Track 100 compiled by The Sunday Times.

Danone acquires WhiteWave Foods to boost US sales

Danone has bought US-based organic dairy company WhiteWave Foods for £9.6bn ($12.7).

Andy Murray’s ice cream smashes sales targets

Fresh from winning his second Wimbledon title, tennis star Andy Murray will also be enjoying the success of Oppo ice cream.

UK dairy recovering after ‘dreadful’ two years: minister

The UK dairy industry may be turning a corner after a “dreadful” couple of years – but Brexit has created nervousness about the future of the market – the food...

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.

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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.