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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?

Chaucer Foods to create 25 jobs in Hull

Chaucer Foods aims to create 25 jobs in Hull as the company adds a third production line there and looks to expand into gluten-free bakery items by 2016.

News in brief

Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

Perfect storm thwarting small food and drink firms

There is a perfect storm holding back fast-growing small food and drink firms, according to entrepreneurs celebrated by the government.

Provision Trade Federation plans growth

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has set out a three-year plan to grow its influence, services to members and membership numbers, under its new director general Terry Jones.

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

Food lets down Kerry's 2014 results

Global ingredients and food group Kerry’s provisional results for the year ended December 31 2014, published last month, showed a pretty solid performance, with the exception of its food business, which...

Mandatory meat origin labelling debate intensifies

Manufacturers have been urged to raise their voices in the fight against plans to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat used in processed food, which recently won...

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained...

People on the move in the food industry

Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative Group and northern retailer Booths all appointed new bosses this month as they look to protect themselves against the challenges of the changing retail market.

Dairy Crisis

Scottish committee ‘horrified’ by dairy abuse claims

Milk suppliers have complained of retailer abuse to Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, according to a letter sent to Scotland’s rural affairs, food and environment secretary Richard Lochhead.

Election 2015

Food to be highlighted ahead of election

A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers...

Good week, bad week (Wk 8)

News of new food and drink manufacturing jobs leads this edition of Good news, bad news, your sideways look at the past seven days in the UK food and drink...

Dairy Crisis

Christmas milk sales down £22M

Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.

Dragons’ Den ice cream maker wins £50k backing

A Sheffield ice cream maker is celebrating a £50,000 investment from the Dragons’ Den TV programme for her East Asian-inspired ice creams.

Dairy working at height verdict secures £18k fine

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

Scottish dairy firm secures Morrisons contract

Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured a contract to supply its branded milk and butter products to Morrisons stores throughout Scotland.

DAIRY CRISIS

Dairy crisis summit tackles milk contracts

A dairy working group has been formed to tackle all aspects of milk contracts following the emergency roundtable convened on February 11 to address the industry’s woes.

DAIRY CRISIS

Emergency dairy meeting held

An emergency dairy industry roundtable was held between government and trade representatives on February 11.

Dairy UK launches industry election manifesto

Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.

Milk price tools on the way for dairy

New tools to manage the volatility of UK milk prices are likely to emerge from the current turmoil suffered by the sector, according to the boss of Europe’s largest mozzarella...

News in brief

Dairy Crest executive md to quit

Dairy Crest executive md Martyn Wilks will leave the firm on March 31 2015 to “pursue other interests”, after seven years in the role.

Müller cuts milk price to remain competitive

Müller UK & Ireland aims to cut its milk price from 24.15ppl by 1.75ppl from March 5, 2015 in a bid to remain competitive.

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Scotland to launch dairy brand, says Lochhead

Scotland aims to launch a dairy brand specifically designed to boost its domestic and international sales in the sector, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced.

Dairy Crest set to profit from spreads

Dairy Crest will reap big rewards from its spreads business, Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley claims, raising his profit forecast for the division by £26M as he covered its interim...

Broad spectrum test detects residue antibiotics in milk

Dutch company QLIP, which carries out composition and quality checks on farm milk samples for dairy firms in the Netherlands, is using the Delvotest T equipment from DSM Food Specialties...