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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?

Food safety product recalls focus industry attention

A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.

Me and my factory

Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

For someone who confesses to have fallen into the food industry, Alex Baker hasn’t wasted any time in building a successful career.

Cheese maker prosecuted after deadly listeria find

A Somerset dairy producer has been hit by a fine and slammed for running a “shoddy operation”, after her cheese was shown to consistently contain harmful bacteria such as listeria,...

Nestlé welcomes young dairy producers to factory

Nestlé has welcomed young dairy farmers to its Dalston factory in Cumbria, as part of its Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

Probiotic strains for dairy added by Probi

Probi has strengthened its functional food offer after acquiring a licence for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy, from fellow Swedish biotech company Probac.

Müller to save 170 jobs at Hanworth dairy following acquisition

Müller Milk & Ingredients has revealed plans to reverse the planned closure of the Hanworth dairy in Middlesex, safeguarding 170 jobs.  

The Big Interview

Ornua dairy boss explains his £100M challenge

Having been tasked with integrating two dairy businesses, Aidan Wilson, head of Ornua Ingredients UK, sets out his plans for growth.

Dairy ingredients users urged to enter long-term deals

Manufacturers of products containing dairy should avoid commodity price volatility by entering into long-term fixed price deals with their suppliers, the head of an ingredients company has claimed.

Müller to axe 229 dairy jobs while investing £15M

Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to axe 229 jobs at its smaller Scottish dairies, while investing £15M over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at Bellshill,...

News in brief

Dedicated cheese slicer gives good thickness control

A dedicated slicer for cheese applications has been introduced by Norwich-based Thurne, which is based on the company’s compact Polyslicer 1000 platform.

News in brief

Central Supplies acquires Littletown Farm

West Midland dairy firm Central Supplies is continuing its expansion with the purchase of Goole-based Littletown Farm.

Middledale adds coconut-based yogurt alternative

A coconut-based alternative to yogurt has been introduced by Middledale Foods.

Arla to close Essex dairy, threatening 200 jobs

Arla Foods, the farmer-owned dairy company, plans to close the fresh milk processing production facility at its Hatfield Peverel dairy in Essex, with the loss, or relocation, of up to...


Exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks fall

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks fell by £0.6bn to £12.3bn last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Dairy can offer cardiometabolic health benefits

Milk and dairy foods play a neutral or protective role in cardiometabolic health despite being a source of saturated fat, according to The Dairy Council’s director of nutrition.

Andy Murray invests in Dragons’ Den reject

Tennis ace Andy Murray has helped Dragons’ Den reject ice cream manufacturer Oppo secure more than £300,000 of crowd funding by investing in the ‘guilt-free’ ice cream brand.

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52...

Brexit debate

Food and drink bosses back EU membership

Quitting the EU would “deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk”, according to the bosses of food and drink firms who joined nearly 200 other business leaders in signing...

Popcorn gets an adventurous yogurt twist

Popcorn has been given a new twist thanks to the launch of a yogurt-coated variety.

Organic milk and meat not 50% healthier

A new study claiming organic milk and meat are 50% more beneficial to health than conventional products has come under criticism by leading professors.

Arla grows revenue to £2.25bn and boosts sales

Arla Foods UK revenue grew from €2.8bn (£2.17bn) to €2.9bn (£2.25bn) in 2015 off the back of a boost in sales across its brands, an increase in its market share...

UK food and drink manufacturing ‘continues its rise’

UK food and drink manufacturing is continuing its rise – spearheaded by dairy, meat and pastry sectors – according to new figures from the Office of National Statics (ONS), interpreted...

Arla offers milk drinkers the 'best of both'

A fat-free milk that is claimed to taste as good as semi-skimmed is the latest product innovation from Arla.

Dairy Crest praised for flat sales and volume growth

Dairy Crest has been praised for its “very commendable” financial performance by City analyst Shore Capital, after it posted broadly flat sales and volumes up 2% in the “challenging” dairy...

Dale Farm reports sliding profits, despite increased turnover

Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s biggest dairy business, has reported a decline in pre-tax profits for 2015 because of challenging market conditions, including falling milk prices worldwide, despite growing turnover by...

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