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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?

Tesco supply cull hits jobs at Rachel’s

Rachel’s is facing job losses as a result of the organic dairy producer losing a contract with Tesco amid the multiple’s drive to cull 30% of its stock keeping units...

Saturated fat truth will be revealed: scientists

Leading scientists will explore the effects of saturated fat from dairy on the body in a bid to establish its true effects on health, following recent research.

Novel dairy cultures come to market

Continued demand for 'clean label' and tasty dairy products has led flavour house Chr Hansen to develop a novel range of dairy cultures.

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Recalled this week: cheese, chicken and chocolate

Three cheddar, chicken and chocolate products were recalled this week because of fears they may endanger consumers’ safety.

Welsh dairy firm’s £6M cheese site to create 10 jobs

Welsh dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £6M in a new cheese production facility at its existing site in Gwynedd, creating 10 new jobs.

Election 2015

CBI bosses back Britain’s EU membership

Business bosses’ group the Confederation of British Industry has highlighted the key importance of EU membership to the UK economy, after former prime minister Tony Blair slammed David Cameron's pledge...

Graham’s Family Dairy plan to offer 450 jobs

Graham’s Family Dairy plans to create 450 jobs in Scotland with the construction of a £20M research and training facility in Stirling.

Unions warn against irresponsibility as milk quotas cease

Countries must refrain from irresponsible overproduction as EU milk quotas end, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

Easter eggs – too good to save for children: Mintel

Easter eggs are too good to buy just for children, according to new research from Mintel.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

Dairy crisis

Desperate dairy sector needs government support

The UK’s ‘desperate’ dairy sector needs more support from the British government, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond.

Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

The Heinz Kraft $100bn mega merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of top food and drink industry headlines of the past seven days.

Ice cream firm prosecuted for safety failings

An ice cream manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £18,000, after one of its workers had a finger severed while cleaning a fruit feeder machine.

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite the Union both warned a three-day strike was likely over the holiday.

Dairy exports reached record high last year

A surge in cheese exports powered dairy exports to reach a record high of £1.4bn last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Food firms to profit from de-stress food and snacks

Food manufacturers can profit from producing products that help stressed consumers unwind, according to market research specialist Canadean.

Dairy Crest sale referred to competition authority

Dairy Crest’s plan to sell its dairies to Müller UK & Ireland is to be probed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), after the £80M deal was referred...

News in brief

1,600 jobs boost with €200M Glanbia plan

Glanbia Ingredients has pumped more than €200M into its dairy processing capabilities across Ireland in preparation for the abolition of milk quotas at the end of this month (March).

Sainsbury Q4 analysis

Sainsbury cuts discounters’ price lead

Sainsbury cut the price gap between it and discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl in its fourth financial quarter (Q4), reflecting the discounters’ flagging momentum, a leading analyst has...

Dragons’ Den’s food and drink investments – in pictures

Since its inception in 2005 BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has constantly invested money in food and drink businesses.

News in brief

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

Premier Foods wins analyst support as volumes rise

Premier Foods is set to gain from the growth in volume sales that supermarkets are experiencing and the fall in commodity costs, according to Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley.

Dairy farmers see a positive future

Britain's dairy producers are optimistic about their prospects for the future, despite the pain now being suffered by low milk prices, a survey of the sector has revealed.