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-Dec-2013 - HSBC has pumped millions of pounds into Somerset cheese manufacturer Lye Cross Farm, which it claims will boost production by 1,000t a year to 4,500t to meet growing demand.
09-Dec-2013 - Eleven ‘human cheeses’, created using bacteria extracted from the belly buttons, feet, mouths and tears of artists, writers and cheese makers, are on offer at a Dublin gallery.
09-Dec-2013 - Müller’s new £17M butter-making plant in Market Drayton, Shropshire, reveals the firm’s optimism and confidence in the UK, according to owner Theo Müller.
03-Dec-2013 - The horsemeat crisis sparked consumers’ growing interest in local food, says Wyke Farms' boss Richard Clothier, in this exclusive video filmed at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton, last month.
02-Dec-2013 - Last month Arla Foods Ingredients launched a lactose for dry blends, designed to enable infant formula manufacturers to increase output without compromising safety or requiring major capital investment.
02-Dec-2013 - DSM's new DelvoCheese CC-300 and DelvoCheese CC-200 culture ranges have been developed to enable medium and large-scale cheese producers to create dairy products with great texture and mouthfeel, while maximising profits through optimised processes.
02-Dec-2013 - Tasked with installing a new cream line at Rodda’s Cornish creamery, engineering supervisor Paul Johnson chose a MasoSine SPS2 sanitary process pump supplied by Watson-Marlow Pumps Group.
02-Dec-2013 - When Crewe-based FayreField Foods established its custom-built cheese cutting and packaging plant, it called on vacuum pump manufacturer Busch to supply two R 5 0630 oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps, which stand alone in a purpose-built enclosed unit adjacent to the main production building. The R 5s supply vacuum for packaging via a Sealed Air Octopus machine.
02-Dec-2013 - Pump and mixer manufacturer Landia has introduced a new pumping station for Grocontinental, one of the UK’s leading international storage and distribution companies, that has a dedicated cheese cutting facility for the dairy industry, as well as an ingredient sorting service.
30-Nov-2013 - British Sugar and Dairy Crest have jointly won the Judges’ Star Performer award in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
27-Nov-2013 - Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton, in London to celebrate the 13th annual Food manufacturing excellence awards, last week (November 21).
27-Nov-2013 - Len Wardle’s decision to quit his role as chairman of the Co-operative Group this month, amid drug revelations about a former colleague, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
27-Nov-2013 - Weight management and an ageing population are two major global trends affecting product development and ingredient use in the dairy sector.
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
25-Nov-2013 - Wyke Farms boss Richard Clothier won two trophies in Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton, in a glittering awards ceremony last week.
22-Nov-2013 - Winning the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award for Company of the Year was a reflection of many years of perseverance, dedication and improvement by Premier Foods, according to the boss of its Ashford site.
19-Nov-2013 - Ireland has moved from famine to feast and is now a world-leading food and drink exporter with big plans to feed the world, says Lorraine Mullaney
19-Nov-2013 - Pork Farms’ operations director tells Gary Scattergood why anything is possible when it comes to baking quiches
19-Nov-2013 - It’s been a hard year for the UK dairy market, says Alyson Magee
18-Nov-2013 - Tesco is probing its ice cream cornet supply chain, after recalling own-label ice cream cones following the discovery of pain relief tablets in two cornets.
13-Nov-2013 - Dairy firm Glanbia’s group md John Moloney has left his role, although he will continue on the board of the group’s 40% associate company Glanbia Ingredients Ireland.
12-Nov-2013 - Environmental group WWF has welcomed Unilever’s move to ensure the palm oil it uses in products is 100% traceable to known sources by 2015.
11-Nov-2013 - Carr's Milling Industries is eyeing acquisitions in the UK and overseas for all of its divisions, including its food business, which supplies flour to bakers and baked good manufacturers.
11-Nov-2013 - Food and drink manufacturers face “a big crunch”, as the consequences of the public health and environmental damage associated with the over production of meat and dairy foods begins to bite.
08-Nov-2013 - Dairy Crest’s spreads business was hit by fewer butter promotions and higher cream costs, dragging down overall sales, the manufacturer reported in its first half financial figures.