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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?

Whey benefits highlighted in AFI campaign

The benefits of adding whey to milk-based products are at the centre of a new initiative by Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI).

Dairy Crest sees revenue fall in deflationary market

Dairy Crest has reported revenue down by 5.8% to £422.3M in full-year results, driven by deflation in the market.

Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

Welsh creamery’s new unit to safeguard 100 jobs

South Caernarfon Creameries’ (SCC’s) new cheese unit will safeguard 100 jobs and help the business cope with a “challenging” milk market.


Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...


Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Warehouse worker survives cheese warehouse collapse

A factory worker trapped under tonnes of cheese survived for nine hours before being rescued at a Shropshire warehouse.

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Food safety product recalls focus industry attention

A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.

Me and my factory

Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

For someone who confesses to have fallen into the food industry, Alex Baker hasn’t wasted any time in building a successful career.

Cheese maker prosecuted after deadly listeria find

A Somerset dairy producer has been hit by a fine and slammed for running a “shoddy operation”, after her cheese was shown to consistently contain harmful bacteria such as listeria,...

News in brief

Membrane raises cheese shelf-life

A new moisture-permeable cheese membrane could help increase product shelf-life.

Nestlé welcomes young dairy producers to factory

Nestlé has welcomed young dairy farmers to its Dalston factory in Cumbria, as part of its Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

Probiotic strains for dairy added by Probi

Probi has strengthened its functional food offer after acquiring a licence for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy, from fellow Swedish biotech company Probac.

Müller to save 170 jobs at Hanworth dairy following acquisition

Müller Milk & Ingredients has revealed plans to reverse the planned closure of the Hanworth dairy in Middlesex, safeguarding 170 jobs.  

The Big Interview

Ornua dairy boss explains his £100M challenge

Having been tasked with integrating two dairy businesses, Aidan Wilson, head of Ornua Ingredients UK, sets out his plans for growth.

Dairy ingredients users urged to enter long-term deals

Manufacturers of products containing dairy should avoid commodity price volatility by entering into long-term fixed price deals with their suppliers, the head of an ingredients company has claimed.

Müller to axe 229 dairy jobs while investing £15M

Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to axe 229 jobs at its smaller Scottish dairies, while investing £15M over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at Bellshill,...

News in brief

Dedicated cheese slicer gives good thickness control

A dedicated slicer for cheese applications has been introduced by Norwich-based Thurne, which is based on the company’s compact Polyslicer 1000 platform.

News in brief

Central Supplies acquires Littletown Farm

West Midland dairy firm Central Supplies is continuing its expansion with the purchase of Goole-based Littletown Farm.

Middledale adds coconut-based yogurt alternative

A coconut-based alternative to yogurt has been introduced by Middledale Foods.

Arla to close Essex dairy, threatening 200 jobs

Arla Foods, the farmer-owned dairy company, plans to close the fresh milk processing production facility at its Hatfield Peverel dairy in Essex, with the loss, or relocation, of up to...


Exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks fall

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks fell by £0.6bn to £12.3bn last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Dairy can offer cardiometabolic health benefits

Milk and dairy foods play a neutral or protective role in cardiometabolic health despite being a source of saturated fat, according to The Dairy Council’s director of nutrition.

Andy Murray invests in Dragons’ Den reject

Tennis ace Andy Murray has helped Dragons’ Den reject ice cream manufacturer Oppo secure more than £300,000 of crowd funding by investing in the ‘guilt-free’ ice cream brand.

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