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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 processor in £14M factory expansion

A north Wales dairy producer is set to invest £14M in expanding its operation after winning a supply contract from a major supermarket.

‘Volatile dairy prices’ push firm into administration

Manufacturer and ingredients importer Key Food Ingredients has been placed into administration, due to volatile cream and butter prices earlier this year.

Alpro and TV presenter told to remove tweet by ASA

An advert by plant-based food manufacturer Alpro has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

People moving to new food and drink jobs – in pictures

The food and drink sector has seen a large number of appointments and resignations over the past month, with Morrisons, Tulip and Unilever all announcing changes in senior management.

Müller £100M investment to unlock £700M growth

Müller plans to invest an extra £100M into new product development, operations and marketing over the next 18 months to unlock £700M in category growth for the UK dairy sector.

Dairy Crest’s key brands to deliver volume growth

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight – are expected to deliver combined volume growth in the first half of this year, according to...

Ornua’s £32.2M dairy facility created 65 jobs

Dairy co-operative Ornua has created 65 new jobs with the opening of its new £32.2M (€38M) butter production and packing facility Kerrygold Park in Ireland this week (September 14).

Ban on cheese linked to child’s death ‘not taken lightly’: FSS

A ban on the sale of all products made by a Scottish cheesemaker linked to a recent E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a child “was not taken...

E.coli fears spark cheese ban in Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has banned the sale and ordered a recall of all Errington Cheese Ltd’s products following a fatal outbreak of E.coli.

UK dairy processor secures US investment

Milk processor Meadow Foods has acquired “strategic” investment from US private equity firm Paine & Partners.

E.coli fears raised in second Scottish cheese case

Fears of E.coli contamination in a second unpasteurised cheese brand made by a Scottish producer have prompted a government agency to order its withdrawal from sale.

E.coli outbreak declared over following child’s death

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has declared that an outbreak of E.coli 0157 in Scotland that led to the death of a child earlier this week is over.

Dairy products for toddlers offer untapped potential

Products formulated for toddlers with nutrition-rich dairy ingredients represent a major untapped opportunity for food and drink manufacturers, a supplier has claimed.

News in brief

Ice cream maker ruled to breach EU health claim

An ice cream maker has breached an EU health claim over statements made on its website in regard to sugar, calcium and vitamins.

News in brief

Chocolate and caramel top ice cream flavours

Chocolate and caramel are leading flavour innovation in the ice cream market – at the expense of vanilla – according to latest market figures.

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

Arla posts growth in half-year results

Arla Foods has posted growth in branded sales, despite falling market prices in Europe, in its half-year results.

Arla Foods raises milk price to 20p a litre

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