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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 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....

Graham’s dairy invests £1M in spreadable butter

Graham’s The Family Dairy is pumping £1M into production facilities at its Aithrey Kerse Farm at Bridge of Allan in Scotland to boost spreadable butter capabilities and increase flexibility.

Good Week, Bad Week

Dairy Crest, Nestlé and campylobacter top week’s headlines

Dairy Crest, Nestlé and campylobacter all feature in this week’s edition of Good Week/ Bad Week.

Dairy Crest bears £36M costs as profits nose dive

Dairy Crest bore £36.3M of costs in the past year, which dragged pre-tax profits down significantly for the business, while revenue also fell.

'Stay active in old age' - dairy targets the elderly

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to a rise in elderly consumers in Europe by launching its Nutrilac Ageless whey protein and calcium ingredient, to boost protein content in yogurts and...

Home-grown brands popular among Brits

Six of the 10 most popular food and drink products in the UK are based there, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Firms pay thousands for food safety failures

Food safety fines for two firms have been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for upholding laws designed to protect consumers.

Outlook positive after Heinz Kendal factory sale

Prospects seem positive for workers at Heinz’s baby food factory in Kendal, Cumbria, which has been sold to Kendal Nutricare for an undisclosed sum.