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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 innovation: milk price rises put cheese yields in focus

With raw milk prices soaring, cheesemakers are looking for ingredients that will increase yields without compromising quality.

Dairy Crest posts sales rise as butter costs soar

Dairy Crest’s key brands delivered a 7% rise in sales in first-quarter trading, while input costs rose “substantially” over the three months.

Müller plans £40M factory extension to create 52 jobs

Müller UK and Ireland Group has applied for planning permission to extend its Telford factory in a £40M investment – a move which would double its capacity and create 52 jobs.

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Cheese success is based on innovation: Windyridge

Windyridge Cheese boss Melvin Glynn explains why the key to success is innovation.

Butter and cream prices ‘to rise by Christmas’

A butter and cream shortage will hike prices quickly by Christmas, warns Arla Foods boss Peder Tuborgh.

Biogas from food waste can be low-carbon truck fuel

Biogas generated from food and drink process waste offers a low-carbon commercial transport fuel for the future, a study for a leading British bioenergy company has shown.


Cheese blending boss on exclusive Guinness deal

A cheese blending boss has claimed a new factory and an exclusive Guinness deal is likely to double the turnover of his business by the end of the year.

Wyke Farms grows organic cheddar cheese deal

Wyke Farms has agreed a deal to extend its partnership with The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), to become what it claims to be the EU’s largest producer of organic...

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Big manufacturers are ‘losing sales to small firms’

Big food and drink manufacturers in the UK and US are losing sales to small suppliers, as retailers bid to lure millennial shoppers, reveals new research from Mintel.

Reports from IFT17

Firms encouraged to ‘invest in healthier products’

Risk-averse food manufacturers need encouragement to invest in healthier products, a nutrition consultant and industry insider told a seminar dedicated to processed food at the US Institute of Food Technology...

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. 

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