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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?

UK government must follow the French with dairy support

The UK government should provide dairy farmers with similar support and financial backing given by its French counterpart to help secure sustainable milk supplies and fight against the “bleak future”...

Coconut meat, Star Wars cookies and ‘natural’ among latest food innovations

Virgin coconut meat, a Star Wars-inspired cookie kit and a range of ‘natural’ products all feature in our collection of the latest food and drink innovations.

Feature

Life without limits for EU dairy

What’s next for Europe’s dairy industry now milk quotas have been lifted? Michelle Knott reports.

Dairy Crest predicts ‘strong growth’ for key brands

Dairy Crests’ four key brands will “see strong growth” in the remainder of this year, according to an interim management statement covering the three months to June 30, posted ahead of yesterday’s...

Müller Dairy creates 50 jobs in Shropshire

Müller Dairy has created 50 new yogurt and chilled dessert production jobs across two of its Shropshire sites.

Food manufacture excellence awards

Manufacturing Oscars: previous top winners

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.

PTF appoints first female board member

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has appointed its first woman vice chair and a new chair.

Food promises ‘won election for Conservatives’

Food industry promises were decisive factors that helped the Conservative Party win the May general election, says a senior government minister.

Good Week, Bad Week

Premier Foods, fraud and recalls lead week’s headlines

Premier Foods creating 80 jobs with the opening of its new £20M production line, Freeza Meats’s conviction on food fraud offences and food safety recalls dominated last week’s headlines.

Welsh creamery boosts cheese output with £1M loan

South Caernarfon Creameries, the largest and oldest co-operative in Wales, is to boost cheese production, after receiving a £1M loan.

Unite brands Dairy Crest boss ‘fat cat’ and ‘hypocritical’

Dairy Crest’s boss Mark Allen has been branded a  “fat cat” and a “hypocrite” by Unite, after the union claimed he was set to receive a £1.2M bonus in a proposed takeover...

Dairy crisis

Dairy sector needs ‘urgent help’ after ‘devastating blow’

The dairy industry has been hit with “another devastating blow” as Arla Foods has cut its milk price, calling for urgent help from industry and government, according to the National...

Lidl in food safety recall last week

Discount retail Lidl was one of two firms forced to recall products on food safety fears last week.

Müller’s third-party milk offer pushes £80M sales

Müller’s £80M buyout of Dairy Crest could be completed by the end of this year, after the German firm offered to supply fresh milk to a third-party processor to appease...

People on the move in the food industry

The creation of a new md role for Burton’s Biscuit Company’s UK & Ireland business leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry....

New Scottish dairy brand launched to wow shoppers

A new Scottish dairy brand has been launched to unlock to unlock premium market opportunities for Scottish dairy sector.

How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

Dairy food labelling: shoppers have right to know, says DEFRA

Consumers deserve the right to know the cheese and milk they buy is British, farm minister George Eustice will tell fellow agriculture ministers in Brussels today (June 16).

Did supermarkets sway competition watchdog?

Big supermarkets may have influenced the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) decision to deepen its probe into the proposed merger of Dairy Crest Group’s Dairies Division with Müller-Wiseman, according to...

Good Week, Bad Week

Premier Foods, Müller and retailers make GWBW

Premier Foods, Müller Dairy, Iceland and Sainsbury all feature in negative news in the latest edition of our video news roundup Good Week, Bad Week.

Müller Dairy puts 43 jobs at risk in Shropshire

Müller Dairy has put 43 jobs at risk at its Market Drayton site in Shropshire as part of a review of its operational efficiencies, according to the firm.

Conservatives may consider privatising the AHDB

The future of the agriculture levy boards, which form part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB,) in public hands could be in doubt following the suggestion by a...

People on the move in the food industry

Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks’s appointment at Hovis leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Dairygold invests in £300k packaging line

Dairygold Food Ingredients UK has invested £300,000 in a new packaging line for its soft cheese products at its Leeds site.

Push for mandatory COOL in the UK: Dairy UK

Dairy UK has slammed the European Commission’s (EC’s) rejection of mandatory country of origin (COOL) labelling for dairy in the EU and has vowed to push for national implementation instead....