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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?

Nestlé and First Milk to find future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have joined forces to foster the next generation of dairy leaders.

Plastic and glass contamination force recalls

Food and drink products contaminated with plastic and glass accounted for two of seven recalls this week.

Dairy UK unveils export strategy and Graham’s secures Starbucks deal

Dairy UK has launched a new export strategy to help the dairy industry “unlock a new world of opportunity” on international markets, while Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured a...

Business leaders' forum

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier awake at night? “Everything”, he tells us in this disarmingly frank video interview. But his particular concerns focus on the availability of labour and...

Glanbia to provide suppliers with €35.6M support

Glanbia Co-operative Society has pledged to provide its suppliers with €35.6M worth of support this year.

Dairy-free coconut ‘rebel’ entrepreneur wins everywoman award

Dairy-free coconut milk entrepreneur Tamara Arbib has won the inaugrural NatWest everywoman brand of the future award.

Tesco ‘could face war’ with milk producers

Militant farmers have threatened to declare war on Tesco after claiming that the retailer plans to make a milk supply switch that could “decimate” the industry.

People on the move in food and drink

Tesco, First Milk and the National Farmers Union (NFU) lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry.

Asda and Scotland Food & Drink launch suppliers’ academy

Asda and Scotland Food & Drink have launched a partnership to boost Scottish food and drink supplers.

Fat reducing modified starch has no taste impact on yogurt

A modified starch that is claimed to reduce fat in yogurts by 50% with minimal impact on taste and mouthfeel has been unveiled by Cargill.

Functional starch can lower costs but maintain texture

A functional starch texturiser for processed and analogue cheese with the aim of reducing recipe costs, but without compromising on texture, has been introduced by Ingredion.

Arla takeover of Westbury Dairies welcomed

Arla’s move to acquire full ownership of Westbury Dairies – formerly operated with First Milk as a joint venture – has been welcomed by milk suppliers.

Good Week, Bad Week

Financial results, jobs and dairy lead headlines

Food and drink financial results, criticism of beverage manufacturers and jobs lead the week’s top food and drink manufacturing headlines.

Wyke Farms grows turnover but profits fall

Wyke Farms has reported a rise in turnover but a pre-tax loss for its full-year results that was characterised by a near 50% fall in the value of EU dairy commodities.

Yogurt maker attacks rivals for damaging the dairy sector

A leading yogurt producer has slammed food manufacturers and retailers for manipulating the milk market to the point where dairy farmers are being forced out of business.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit: ‘dangerous step into unknown’, says union

Quitting the EU would be “a dangerous step into the unknown”, warned the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW), during a debate with Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and the UK Independence Party...

Histamine poisoning link to cheddar

Cheddar cheese, consumed by five-year olds at school, in products such as lasagne and macaroni cheese, has been identified as a potential source of food poisoning incidents associated with a...

Me and my factory

Why it pays to follow the herd

Azhar Zouq, who knows a thing or two about yogurt, having grown Lancashire Farm Dairies into a £25M business, talks to Noli Dinkovski

Yollies feature easy peel and release technology

Global packaging producer Amcor has worked with Kerry Foods to introduce an innovative yogurt on a stick specifically designed for children’s lunchboxes.

Food manufacturers hail climate change deal

Food manufacturers have welcomed the recent deal on climate change agreed in Paris, with Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier describing it as “a major step forward”.

Good Week, Bad Week

Star Wars, 2 Sisters and investment lead week’s news

A £70M acquisition, 2 Sisters Food Group and Star Wars all feature in our selection of the week’s top food and drink manufacturing news.

R&R Ice Cream plant in top five after £25M spend

R&R Ice Cream’s £25M investment at its Leeming Bar factory in North Yorkshire has boosted output by 20% and made the firm the globe’s third largest ice cream manufacturer....

Graham’s dairy sales grow to £86.5M in ‘excellent’ 2015

Graham’s The Family Dairy is celebrating an “excellent” end to 2015, which has seen sales grow from £85M to £86.6M, the acquisition of a new dairy site and new product...

People on the move in food and drink

Young’s Seafood, Müller Wiseman Dairies and Wyke Farms all feature in our latest roundup of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Fire-damaged factory rebuild gets green light

Abergavenny Fine Foods has been given planning permission to build a new food production unit after a devastating fire in the summer.