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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?

Food innovation prize won by UK graduates

A team two UK food science graduates have won the bronze prize at the European final of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia at food innovation exhibition SIAL in Paris.

New appointments in the food and drink industry

New appointments at meat firm Tulip and grocery think-tank IGD lead this month’s photogallery of people moving to new positions within the food and drink industry.


Bone and joint health: bank on it

Maintaining calcium levels while young is crucial in helping to prevent osteoporosis in later life.

Health perception key to lactose-free growth

The growth of lactose-free milk in emerging markets is being driven more by its perceived health benefits than people’s lactose intolerance, new research has found.

Dairy processor could cut more than 20 jobs

Arla Foods could axe up to 22 jobs at its Lockerbie factory, after it announced plans to move some of its butter operation to another site.

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Provision Trade Federation boss sets out his plans

A seasoned civil servant, Andrew Kuyk may have joined the PTF at the right time, says Noli Dinkovski.

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Egg nutrient gets recommended daily intake level

Choline, a little-known nutrient that has been shown to benefit pregnant women and babies, has for the first time been given a recommended daily intake level by European Food Safety...

Wyke Farms’s master cheese grader retires £5M nose

Wyke Farms’s master cheese grader Nigel Pooley – the man with the £5M nose – has announced his retirement and will be replaced by Diane Cox.

Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream seal joint venture deal

Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream have completed the deal to create the new joint venture company Froneri, they confirmed today (October 3).

Dairy processor in £14M factory expansion

A north Wales dairy producer is set to invest £14M in expanding its operation after winning a supply contract from a major supermarket.

Tims Dairy boosts yogurt output with handling unit

Buckinghamshire yogurt maker Tims Dairy has increased its production to 200t a week with the aid of new end-of-line handling systems supplied by UPM Conveyors.

‘Volatile dairy prices’ push firm into administration

Manufacturer and ingredients importer Key Food Ingredients has been placed into administration, due to volatile cream and butter prices earlier this year.

Alpro and TV presenter told to remove tweet by ASA

An advert by plant-based food manufacturer Alpro has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

People moving to new food and drink jobs – in pictures

The food and drink sector has seen a large number of appointments and resignations over the past month, with Morrisons, Tulip and Unilever all announcing changes in senior management.

Müller £100M investment to unlock £700M growth

Müller plans to invest an extra £100M into new product development, operations and marketing over the next 18 months to unlock £700M in category growth for the UK dairy sector.

Dairy Crest’s key brands to deliver volume growth

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight – are expected to deliver combined volume growth in the first half of this year, according to...

Ornua’s £32.2M dairy facility created 65 jobs

Dairy co-operative Ornua has created 65 new jobs with the opening of its new £32.2M (€38M) butter production and packing facility Kerrygold Park in Ireland this week (September 14).

Ban on cheese linked to child’s death ‘not taken lightly’: FSS

A ban on the sale of all products made by a Scottish cheesemaker linked to a recent E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a child “was not taken...

E.coli fears spark cheese ban in Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has banned the sale and ordered a recall of all Errington Cheese Ltd’s products following a fatal outbreak of E.coli.

UK dairy processor secures US investment

Milk processor Meadow Foods has acquired “strategic” investment from US private equity firm Paine & Partners.

E.coli fears raised in second Scottish cheese case

Fears of E.coli contamination in a second unpasteurised cheese brand made by a Scottish producer have prompted a government agency to order its withdrawal from sale.

E.coli outbreak declared over following child’s death

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has declared that an outbreak of E.coli 0157 in Scotland that led to the death of a child earlier this week is over.

Dairy products for toddlers offer untapped potential

Products formulated for toddlers with nutrition-rich dairy ingredients represent a major untapped opportunity for food and drink manufacturers, a supplier has claimed.

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Ice cream maker ruled to breach EU health claim

An ice cream maker has breached an EU health claim over statements made on its website in regard to sugar, calcium and vitamins.

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Chocolate and caramel top ice cream flavours

Chocolate and caramel are leading flavour innovation in the ice cream market – at the expense of vanilla – according to latest market figures.