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?
10-Mar-2014 - Dairy processor Meadow Foods has been ordered to pay more than £72,000 after two of its workers were badly scalded by hot water from a 600-litre tank.
10-Mar-2014 - First Milk’s way is clear to develop its hard cheese and creamery interests now competition authorities have cleared its partnership with Adams Foods, according to the two firms.
07-Mar-2014 - Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time.
05-Mar-2014 - It is vital to the future of food and drinks manufacturing that people in the sector are given the right skills to succeed from the beginning of their career to the end, according to the technical manager of a leading food training college.
03-Mar-2014 - Feeding babies with infant formula enriched with Arla Foods Ingredients’ Lacprodan OPN-10 supports their immune development, according to the results of a new trial.
03-Mar-2014 - Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) chief executive Philip Lymbery has slammed UK dairy industry plans to drive up milk production to reduce the £1.2bn dairy deficit as “irresponsible” and “cruel”.
26-Feb-2014 - Arla Foods is investigating the potential for smaller on-the-go formats for milk and milk drinks this year, and new product development in cheese.
26-Feb-2014 - Horsemeat and hot weather reduced Kerry’s sales growth in ready meals last year, according to its preliminary results for the year to December 31 2013.
24-Feb-2014 - A critical skills shortage in the UK dairy industry is starting to be countered by dairy companies working together towards a common cause, according to senior HR consultant at Arla Foods Chris Edwards.
24-Feb-2014 - Justin King’s announcement that he would stand down as the boss of Sainsbury in July this year leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.
19-Feb-2014 - Dairy giant Arla Foods reported “a landmark year” in the UK, where revenue climbed by 22% to £2.2bn, after its merger with Milk Link in 2012, according to its 2013 results posted today (February 19).
14-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video promoting the benefits of milk.
14-Feb-2014 - Key 2014 dairy sector topics will be commodity prices, innovations in whey and lactose products and consumer demand for healthier spreads. That’s the view of Hamish Renton, md of food marketing company Hamish Renton Associates (HRA) in this video.
13-Feb-2014 - Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.
13-Feb-2014 - David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to safeguard food supplies.
11-Feb-2014 - Crediton Dairyvs new £2.2M filling line will build on demand for extended shelf-life (ESL) flavoured and functional milk drinks, enabling it to target the category with new launches, the firm claimed.
10-Feb-2014 - Member of the Scottish Parliament for Galloway and West Dumfries Alex Fergusson has been appointed as chair of the inaugural review of the Dairy Industry Code of Best Practice.
10-Feb-2014 - Recent food and drink sector apprenticeship figures have shown about 3,500 apprentices starting a programme each year for the past two years; this is a good build on previous years, where figures hovered around 500 – 1,000.
05-Feb-2014 - Napier Brown’s Immingham sugar plant is ready for commissioning and should help the firm offset the negative impact of plunging sugar prices, according to owner Real Good Food Company (RGFC).
04-Feb-2014 - Chr Hansen’s new food colour is designed to help Cheddar and gouda cheese producers to get more value from their whey while maintaining a great visual appearance of cheese products.
04-Feb-2014 - The Dairy Council has bolstered its commitment to improving the health and nutrition of UK teenagers in the next phase of its ‘Milk It For All It’s Worth’ campaign.
04-Feb-2014 - I was going to write about sugar being the new salt for the healthy diet campaigners. But I changed my mind when I looked at the government’s Change4Life so-called Smart Swaps online. What a muddle!
04-Feb-2014 - Dairy UK has made a number of changes to its leadership structure ahead of a “new raft of sustainability challenges” it fears will impact on the supply chain in 2014.
03-Feb-2014 - Dairy Crest has been ordered to pay £95,000 after a fatal accident at its Davidstow creamery, near Camelford, Cornwall.
03-Feb-2014 - Arla Foods has pledged to invest up to £243M in expanding global production.