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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?

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Food manufacturers need energy policy: Wyke Farms

Food manufacturers need an energy plan to make cost savings and to boost the branding of their products, says Richard Clothier, md of cheese producer Wyke Farms.

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Dairy Crest appoints new chairman

Dairy Crest has appointed Stephen Alexander as its new chairman, with immediate effect.

Free energy webinar: just three days to go

With just three days to go until the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), we have collected together key quotes that capture how...

Free energy webinar – less than a week to go

Final plans are in progress for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar on energy savings, which will take place at 1100 GMT on Thursday, September 18.

EFSA stymies progress on ‘may contain’

Alpro’s decision to reverse plans to combine its soya and nut production lines has shone the spotlight on the need for usable ‘action levels’ for adventitious allergen contamination of foods....

Arla Foods launches sustainable dairy farming plan

Arla Foods has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers. 

MPs forge group to bolster UK dairy industry

MPs and peers have forged a cross-party group aimed at making the UK dairy industry more sustainable and profitable at a time when dairy farmers are under severe pressure.

Hydrosol's easy cheesy

A new system for developing pizza-style and feta-style cheeses in less time and for less money has been created by the Germany-based food stabilisation company Hydrosol.

National Grid wants more electricity due to ‘uncertainty’

The National Grid is looking for extra electricity supplies, in advance of what it describes as “an uncertain winter”.

Irish Dairy Board snaps up pizza cheese factory

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has acquired the trade and assets of Telepizza subsidiary Luxtor, a Spanish pizza cheese and cheese blends plant, targeting cheese sales to foodservice customers.

Food safety conference avoids costly product recalls

Next month’s Food safety conference will provide independent information on food safety that could help manufacturers avoid product recalls potentially costing millions of pounds.

Campaigners slam retailers in fight for dairy industry

Farmers For Action (FFA) has lashed out at retailers for not allowing price increases as dairy farmers face plummeting milk prices and is pressing for government and European Commission (EC)...

Wild says no to plain vanilla

Flavour company Wild is launching “unusual” ice cream flavour combinations, following a rise in product launches featuring dessert flavours.

The latest product recalls – in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

Wyke Farms ad linked to ‘Alien’ director Ridley Scott

Somerset cheese producer Wyke Farms has hired Emmy award-winning film and television director Ridley Scott’s production company to deliver its latest commercial.

Trioni gains access to £5bn export market

China’s £5bn organic export market has opened up to dairy producers after the Welsh organic dairy company Trioni achieved accreditation from the country.  

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

FDF supports government skills push

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has praised the government’s new skills campaign, highlighting the positive impact apprenticeships have had on preparing new recruits for food industry careers....

Nestlé tightens up animal welfare practices

Nestlé has pledged to improve animal welfare standards in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with the charity World Animal Protection.

Russia ban hits trade as Arla slashes milk price

Arla Foods has slashed its standard milk price by  €1.5 cents/kg, (1.2p a litre in the UK) from September 1, blaming market conditions and the impact of Russia’s ban on...

Dairy firm fined after ‘life-changing’ fall

Lanchester Dairies has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £1,690 in costs for safety failings after a worker suffered “life-changing” injuries following a fall at its site.

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Wyke Farms boss joins free energy webinar

The boss of Britain’s largest independent cheese maker Wyke Farms is taking part in a free, one-hour webinar dedicated to energy savings next month.

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Dairy firms to tackle impact of Russia import ban

Dairy representatives will meet next month to discuss the impact of Russia’s food imports ban on the industry.

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making it tougher to overtake the competition, according to financial services group Rabobank.

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Innovation is essential: cheese boss

Adams Foods is succeeding in a declining hard cheese market, Ian Toal tells Nicholas Robinson

03:43 pm 16 September 2014