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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?

Cheese cultures cut ripening times by 50%

Producers of cheeses such as Manchego, Gouda and Edammer are now able to halve their ripening times without compromising on quality, the maker of a new cheese culture has claimed.

Fat-reducing stabiliser offers starch-free benefits

A new stabiliser that is claimed to reduce the fat content of mayonnaise without compromising texture has been introduced by Hydrosol.

Yoplait reduces sugar in Petits Filous yogurts

Yoplait is to reduce the amount of sugar in its Petits Filous children’s yogurts by 17%, as part of a number of reformulations across its range of products.

Food park could create 1k jobs

Up to 1,000 food and drink jobs could be created in Pembrokeshire, after plans were unveiled for a new food park.

How to save money? Go environmentally-friendly

Food and drink manufacturers could cut costs by operating more sustainably, dairy firm Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier has claimed.


Froneri scoops up top food manufacturing Oscar

Ice cream firm Froneri, formerly trading as R&R Ice Cream, has scooped up the Dairy and frozen manufacturing company of the year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food...


Wyke Farms’s md: ‘All our markets look for environmental sustainability’

Wyke Farms’s customers worldwide demand high environmental standards, says the cheese maker’s md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video interview, after winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA).


Wyke Farms cleans up with an environmental Oscar

West country cheese manufacturer Wyke Farms has won the Environmental initiative of the year award in the food manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – during...

Errington Cheese and FSS E.coli row rolls on

The row between Errington Cheese and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) continued this week, after FSS rejected claims it offered to pay the cheesemaker’s legal fees in full, in return for...

Dairy Crest profits rise 19% after cheese rebrand

Dairy Crest reported a 19% rise in profit before tax to £19.1M in its half-year trading update, boosted by rebranding of its Cathedral City cheese brand and volume growth in...

Union demands justification for 389 Müller job cuts

Unite the union has demanded to see Müller’s financial figures after the dairy firm revealed plans to close its Chadwell Heath factory, north London, cutting 389 jobs.

Dairy farmers set to suffer annual milk price decline

Dairy farmers are set to lose more on the value of their milk in 2016/17 than in the previous 12 months, despite recent positive moves from processors to raise prices,...

Müller plans London factory closure and 389 job cuts

Müller Milk & Ingredients wants to cut 389 jobs at its Chadwell Heath, north-east London, factory, after the dairy firm announced plans to close the facility because it’s “no longer economically...

Crank it up and cream it off

What approach should small dairy processors use to invest in equipment in order to increase their product quality and innovate? Paul Gander reports.

Errington Cheese wants judicial review against FSS

Errington Cheese has petitioned for a judicial review to overturn Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS’s) total ban on the sale of its cheeses.

News in brief

Light butter replacers added to Baker’s range

Two new varieties of a product that can directly replace butter or margarine, but is said to be healthier and up to half the price, have been developed by the...

News in brief

New home for most recorded probiotic strain

The world’s most documented probiotic strain has been bought by Danish firm Chr Hansen.

Milk price rises continue for dairy companies

Dairy processor Müller has announced a two pence per litre (2ppl) rise to its milk from December 1, to 22.95ppl, after both Arla Foods amba and First Milk announced similar...

Cheese firm keeps £20,000 of stock after E.coli link

The owner of Errington Cheese has won a battle to keep £20,000 of his stock, after Food Standards Scotland (FSS) withdrew its order to destroy all remaining cheese following its...

Food innovation prize won by UK graduates

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


Bone and joint health: bank on it

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

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.

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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