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?
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 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.
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.
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 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.
The UK’s food and drink industry must step up and support dairy farmers by driving consumer demand for milk and milk products with innovation, a prominent MP has urged.
The dairy supply chain storm has intensified, with Müller appealing for planned protests over milk price cuts to be called off, while the dairy industry code faces increasing scrutiny....
Conducting energy audits will save large-scale food and drink manufacturers hundreds of thousands of pounds and help smaller ones make savings too, according to the Food Manufacture Group’s webinar last month....
New compulsory energy audits – which must be conducted by large-scale food and drink manufacturers by December 2015 – are not needless red tape but a key business tool that...
The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.
Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year...
Food and drink manufacturers have no need to fear compulsory energy audits that must be conducted by December 2015, says Wyke Farms’ boss Richard Clothier.
Up to 260 jobs are threatened as Dairy Crest announces proposals to close two factories at Hanworth in West London and Chard in Somerset amid plans to ditch glass milk bottles.
Dairy Crest has won praise from a leading food industry analyst for the “solid performance” of Cathedral City, Country Life, Clover and Frijj, announced in a pre-close trading update.
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.
Dairy Crest has appointed Stephen Alexander as its new chairman, with immediate effect.
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...
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.
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 has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers.
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.
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.
The National Grid is looking for extra electricity supplies, in advance of what it describes as “an uncertain winter”.
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.
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.