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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?

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland opens milk protein plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has opened its €7.8M (£6.2M) milk protein facility at its existing site at Virginia, County Cavan, which supplies the cream for Baileys liqueur among other products.

Co-op’s £1.5bn pledge supports British food firms

Further evidence of shoppers’ growing preference for British-produced food came last week in the form of a £1.5bn pledge to UK farmers from the Co-operative.

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Christmas cheese ceremony features ‘Strictly’ dancers

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace were guests of honour at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the 300-year-old Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. 

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...

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Arla opens new lactose site

Arla Food Ingredients has opened its new €120M lactose manufacturing plant in Denmark, which can produce 80,000t of lactose daily.

Half of the salt, but all of the cream cheese

Dairygold Food Ingredients (DFI) is responding to consumer demand for healthier products with the launch of its new reduced salt American-style soft cheese.

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FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

Big brands aim to pull in young female talent

Female students have gained access to some of the world’s largest food manufacturers, as part of an industry drive to boost young talent in the sector.

Arla restructure to spark 100 job cuts

Arla Foods plans to cut 100 jobs in the UK as part of a restructure to improve efficiency and competitiveness.  

Food and drink industry people on the move

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) appointment of a new president and an acting director general lead this month’s selection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry....

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Three-year-old joins Primula’s cheese board

A three-year-old girl has been appointed to Primula’s ‘Cheese Board of Directors’ after entering a winning recipe into the firm’s competition.

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Wensleydale Creamery invests £350k in expansion

Cheesemaker the Wensleydale Creamery has invested £350,000 in new equipment to expand into the burgeoning £90M blended cheese category.

Illegal meat, cheese and other food seized

Authorities have seized 200kg of food, including meat, cheese, fish, honey and apples, identified as illegally imported into this country from Eastern Europe.

EU Protected food names: interactive map

Dundee Cake looks set to become the next food product to receive Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status after Scotland’s food secretary Richard Lochhead launched a national consultation to consider the...

Cheddar is nation’s favourite cheese but sales fall

Cheddar remains the nation’s favourite cheese but total cheese sales continue to fall, according to new research from Mintel.

Dairy Crest to sell dairies to Müller for £80M

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell its loss-making dairies to Müller UK & Ireland Group for £80M, alongside half-year results posted yesterday. 

Half of food products labelled ‘may contain’ are allergen free

Nearly half of products labelled with a ‘may contain’ allergen warning were allergen free in survey of more than 1,000 pre-packaged processed food samples conducted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA)....

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Life after milk quotas

While milk prices may be low now, in the future that could change dramatically as global demand outstrips supply, predicts Michelle Knott

Cheesy shelf-life extension

Ingredients specialist DSM claims its new range of cheese cultures, specifically developed for filled pastas, can extend shelf-life.

Dairy prices enquiry launched

An official enquiry into dairy prices has been launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee following the rapid plunge in milk prices in the past year.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on...

Asda wins out as food market enters deflation

Asda headed the supermarket pack as the food market officially entered a period of deflation, although consumers were the real winners, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

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Labelling changes strike ‘fear’ into SMEs

Changes to food labelling rules have shaken small- to medium-sized food and drink businesses (SMEs), which fear being put out of business, a leading industry advisor has revealed.

UK sales weak for Nestlé amid slow growth in Europe

Nestlé’s UK sales proved weak in the first nine months of 2014, although the global food giant still achieved low growth in Europe overall.

Dairy Crest invests £4M in Harper Adams centre

Dairy Crest is investing £4M in a food innovation centre at Harper Adams University campus at Newport in Shropshire, which it hopes will help it boost new product development.

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