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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?

Cheese firm halts production: 70 jobs at risk

Somerset cheese producer Cricketer Farm is set to halt production next year or before, threatening about 70 jobs.  

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Worker burns face in ‘powder explosion’ at factory

A worker was taken to hospital with facial burns after a suspected powder explosion at a food factory this morning.

Asda to increase price it pays for milk to 28p a litre

Following price protests by farmers, Asda has announced that it will raise the price it pays its milk supplier, Arla, to 28p a litre, while keeping the retail price at...

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Morrisons to pay dairy farmers more for new cheddar cheese brand

Morrisons has responded to pressure and extended its support for beleaguered dairy farmers by announcing today (August 14) that it would be launching a premium ‘Milk for Farmers’ cheddar cheese brand.

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Morrisons boosts dairy farmers’ income with new milk

Morrisons is to launch a new milk brand where 10p per litre of the retail price will go directly to dairy farmers. 

Dairy Crest sale could be approved by October

Müller is one step closer to concluding its deal with Dairy Crest, following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) announcement that it agrees with Müller’s proposals for alleviating anti-competition concerns....

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Morrisons meets with angry farmers over milk prices

Morrisons is set to meet with farming unions today (August 11), following widespread dairy protests and another milk price cut last week.

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Fragmentation affects top five cheese brands

Fragmentation of the global dairy sector has dented the sales of the top five cheese brands, new figures from research firm Canadean show.

New science for dairy hydrolysate

A dairy-based ingredient to promote faster recovery from exercise will be developed following research carried out by Food for Health Ireland (FHI), the organisation says.

Morrisons threatens legal action amid milk protests

Morrisons has threatened to take legal action against farmers, as protests over low milk prices continue to escalate.

Kerry Foods sales revenue falls by 6.4%

Kerry Foods has suffered losses as a result of heavy promotional activity caused by the major multiples in response to the growth of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Milk protests: Farmers threaten to target processors

Militant farmers have warned that processors will be targeted next, as milk price protests sweep across the country.

Unilever food disposal rumours rise

Unilever’s relatively flat food business sales for the second quarter (Q2) of the year reported last month and increasing focus on high-end personal care products, will inevitably raise further speculation...

Farmers threaten food supply chain disruption over low prices

Food manufacturers run the risk of having their supply chains disrupted by militant farmers if they continue to shun British produce, according to a leading activist.

‘Changing of the guard’ among top dairy firms

There has been a “changing of the guard” in the dairy sector as French firm Lactalis has overtaken Danone as the world’s second largest dairy company, according to Rabobank.

First Milk cheese plant completes first stage of AD

The first stage in a large sustainability project at one of the UK's largest cheese creameries operated by First Milk has been completed by anaerobic digestion (AD) treatment specialist Clearfleau.

Dairy Crest cuts milk price

Dairy Crest has cut its milk price for its farmers by 1.4 pence per litre (ppl) to 21.69ppl, effective September 1.

First Milk gets £311k finance from Scottish government

The Scottish government has pumped £311,000 into a creamery owned by the country’s largest dairy farmer co-operative First Milk.

UK government must follow the French with dairy support

The UK government should provide dairy farmers with similar support and financial backing given by its French counterpart to help secure sustainable milk supplies and fight against the “bleak future”...

Coconut meat, Star Wars cookies and ‘natural’ among latest food innovations

Virgin coconut meat, a Star Wars-inspired cookie kit and a range of ‘natural’ products all feature in our collection of the latest food and drink innovations.


Life without limits for EU dairy

What’s next for Europe’s dairy industry now milk quotas have been lifted? Michelle Knott reports.

Dairy Crest predicts ‘strong growth’ for key brands

Dairy Crests’ four key brands will “see strong growth” in the remainder of this year, according to an interim management statement covering the three months to June 30, posted ahead of yesterday’s...

Müller Dairy creates 50 jobs in Shropshire

Müller Dairy has created 50 new yogurt and chilled dessert production jobs across two of its Shropshire sites.

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Manufacturing Oscars: previous top winners

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.

PTF appoints first female board member

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has appointed its first woman vice chair and a new chair.