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 Adams Foods has put recent job cut reports in perspective, stressing the 700-strong workforce had suffered just seven redundancies at its Leek factory, with production line staff unaffected.
South Caernarfon Creameries is investing £8.5M in a new cheese production facility at its site in Chwilog, north Wales.
Focus on high-protein products is dominating the dairy sector, says Michelle Knott
Although the UK’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates have been falling, a substantial increase is predicted at a global level.
Cheese came under fire from anti-obesity campaigner Professor Graham MacGregor at a recent conference for its high fat content.
Dairy Crest has posted “a strong branded performance” in its first quarter trading ended June 30, while Carr’s Milling reported continued investment in a management statement for the 19 weeks...
Owen Paterson – the environment secretary who complained “the badgers moved the goalposts” – has been replaced by Liz Truss in David Cameron’s latest cabinet reshuffle.
Adams Foods has pumped £3M into a new customer innovation centre in response to customer demand for innovation in hard cheese, the company’s marketing director Alastair Jackson has said.
Capital investment is sexy and Dairy Crest has just come to the end of a four-year investment plan, which saw £75M spent across the company’s dairy operations.
Wyke Farms has invested £800,000 in shelf-ready packaging technology as part of its ‘100% Green’ initiative, and plans further eco-friendly projects, according to ceo Richard Clothier.
Dairy Crest’s confirmed strategic partnership with the infant formula company Fonterra yesterday (July 3), as well as an announced £20M investment in its Davidstow site to manufacture lactose-based prebiotics, is...
Wyke Farms is tackling anaerobic digestion after officially opening a £1.3M water recovery plant today (June 2), as md Richard Clothier seeks to make its “green message” a “unique point...
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US dried fruit firm Mariani will double its European business to £10M next year, before reaching up to £500M pounds in eight years, according to the company’s European md Glenn...
Environment secretary Owen Paterson has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to give British produce a greater share of its £2.66bn spend on food and drink.
Müller Wiseman Dairies’ transfer of milk distribution to its Bridgwater site, and the resultant closure of its Pensilva depot, has been confirmed, with the company claiming 58 jobs could go.
The food industry must continue to remove ‘display until’ food and drink labels, as they are confusing shoppers and fuelling needless waste, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) claims.
Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) is facing voluntary liquidation 16 years after its foundation, threatening 15 jobs.
James Lambert has been appointed chairman of Burton’s Biscuits Company, while retaining his role as chairman of R&R Ice Cream.
Chadwicks has developed a lidding system for a range of Yeo Valley dairy products that applies a unique code. The code, which is only revealed when the polyester lid is...
Prima Cheese, based in Seaham, County Durham, is installing a third Ishida multihead weigher to handle its range of cheese products supplied to wholesale food and catering businesses worldwide.
New research has suggested milk is a highly sustainable and relatively low-cost source of food.
Ice cream firm Suncream Dairies has appointed Helen Procter as its new technical manager.
Cheese processor Extons Foods’s £1.2M investment in new premises in Manchester will lead to the creation of 24 new jobs in the short term, according to the company.
Global dairy manufacturers can join Dairy UK as associate members for the first time, chief executive Dr Judith Bryans has told FoodManufacture.co.uk.
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