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?
09-May-2013 - UK dairy firms should adopt a new sector-specific safety training course and accreditation, according to food and drink qualification firm FDQ.
07-May-2013 - A food manufacturer based in the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire is campaigning for the right to name the cheese his company makes Stilton.
01-May-2013 - Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIIL) is set to begin construction on the largest dairy in the Irish Republic’s history dedicated to making products for export.
30-Apr-2013 - A 53% rise in sales of its sliced cheese prompted Wrexham-based Ash Manor Cheese Company to invest £450,000 in increasing its production capacity.
30-Apr-2013 - UK Cheddar manufacturers are being hampered by rules that “give the impression” foreign cheese is actually produced in Britain, claims the boss of Dairy Crest.
30-Apr-2013 - Manufacturing giant Unilever is to begin trialling dual-fuel technology for its fleet of vehicles in a bid to slash carbon emissions and cut costs, while also pressing for more collaboration between food firms to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
30-Apr-2013 - Relentless pursuit of efficiency measures has enabled Mark Allen to transform Dairy Crest into a brand-focused plc, reports Gary Scattergood
30-Apr-2013 - Yorkshire-based R&R Ice Cream has been sold to private equity firm PAI Partners for an undisclosed sum.
29-Apr-2013 - Meadow Foods has appointed Robin Elliot as its new product development technologist.
15-Apr-2013 - Tesco is “misleading” consumers over its scrapping of a pledge to only rear poultry on soya feed that’s free of genetic modification (GM), say campaigners.
15-Apr-2013 - Having to use the Groceries Code Adjudicator would be like going to the marriage guidance service Relate – by the time you get to that point the relationship has already broken down.
12-Apr-2013 - Nearly a third of consumers feel misled by own-label brands – including food and drink products – which ape the packaging of leading brands, warns a survey by consumer watchdog Which?
09-Apr-2013 - Margaret Thatcher’s mind was not focused on food science, despite being credited with the invention of soft scoop ice cream, a former colleague has revealed exclusively to FoodManufacture.co.uk.
04-Apr-2013 - Engaging staff and treating machines like marathon runner are the keys to a reducing waste, according to dairy firm Rodda’s.
03-Apr-2013 - Milk supplies are on a “knife-edge” and the next four weeks will be critical for manufacturers – with a sustained period of heavy rain likely to see prices soar, says the md of cheesemaker Wyke Farms.
02-Apr-2013 - Just as the Department of Health is lining up its new pledges on saturated fat, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has generated headlines such as 'swapping the butter for margarine may be bad for your health'.
02-Apr-2013 - Reducing the sodium content of cheese while maintaining its taste and shelf-life is a technical challenge for manufacturers.
02-Apr-2013 - Mariani prune paste is a functional ingredient that can be used as a flavour enhancer or fat reducer in bakery and dairy products.
02-Apr-2013 - Dairy Crest will continue to “hold up a mirror to itself” and maintain its drive for efficiencies in a bid to compete against foreign competitors which have access to cheaper milk.
27-Mar-2013 - Müller UK & Ireland Group has appointed Carl Ravenhall as the new md of its fresh milk business, Müller Wiseman Dairies.
22-Mar-2013 - The 700 dairy producers in Tesco’s Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) are to receive an extra 1.9p/litre from April 1 2013.
19-Mar-2013 - Welsh Assembly Member Rhodri Glyn Thomas is battling to preserve the future of Saputo’s troubled cheese manufacturing plant in Camarthenshire.
19-Mar-2013 - Two cheesemakers who were made redundant by Dairy Crest and Long Clawson Dairy are on a mission to bring traditional Stilton making back to Derbyshire.
15-Mar-2013 - Hopes are rising that the use of the term ‘probiotic’ will not have to disappear on products following the failure of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to give approval for a generic health claim for the ingredient last year.
13-Mar-2013 - Dairy Crest has bought specialist milk business Proper Welsh Milk out of administration, saving 40 jobs.