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?
Criticism hurled at Tesco, jobs under threat at Hovis a number of food and drink manufacturers posting positive financial results lead this week’s top headlines.
First Milk has sold its Fife dairy to Scotland’s largest independent dairy business Graham’s the Family Dairy for an undisclosed sum.
Three food and drink manufacturers have posted positive financial results, with Finsbury Food Group seeing a jump in revenue and Britvic and First Milk reporting profit rises.
Food and drink manufacturers must develop their own ways of producing energy in order to remain competitive, according to Wyke Farms boss Rich Clothier.
Moy Park, Premier Foods and 2 Sisters Food Group were among the 11 businesses that graced the stage at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month to collect...
With rock bottom milk prices, the only way producers will survive is by cutting their costs and adding value, reports Anne Bruce
First Milk suffered pre-tax losses of £25M in the year to March 31 2015 as the farmer-owned co-operative struggled to cope with the dairy crisis.
Irish dairy co-operative Ornua will merge two of its UK-based businesses, Meadow Cheese and The Cheese Warehouse, in January 2016 in a bid to boost its market position, it has revealed.
New faces coming in to lead the boards of Asda, Waitrose and First Milk lead our latest selection of food and drink industry people on the move.
A raw milk and cheese producer claims her business is being closed down due to an unnecessary recall over salmonella fears.
Iceland has increased the price of four-pint milk bottles from 89p to £1, amid predictions that dairy markets will continue to grow despite the current crisis.
R&R Ice Cream’s turnover has shot up by 25% after a key acquisition, increased business from discounters and the growth of Oreo and Cadbury’s ranges.
Dairy Crest’s £80M sale of its dairies operations to Müller has secured approval from the Competition and Markets Authority and been heralded from the environment secretary Liz Truss, today (October...
Morrisons’ Milk for Farmers brand has hit the shelves with 10p per litre sold going back to struggling dairy farmers.
The Cheese Warehouse, based at Whitchurch, Shropshire, has installed advanced printer applicators with high-performance printers on its production lines to replace inefficient labelling equipment, which no longer met its needs...
Cheese supplier Dairygold Food Ingredients (DFI) UK has announced a £1.1M investment in a new slicing line at its Crewe site, which will extend its offering for foodservice and manufacturing...
CK Foods has opened a £5M halal poultry processing plant as the food manufacturer branches out from pizza cheese into cooked chicken products.
“Cheese motors, spreads lag” was the succinct summary given by one city analyst after Dairy Crest published its latest trading update today (September 22).
Halloumi cheese and infused oils that could pose a serious health risk are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.
Carl Ravenhall’s decision to quit his role as boss of Müller Wiseman Dairies leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
Dairy industry representatives have welcomed the European Commission’s £362.5M (€500M) aid package for farmers but criticised its refusal to lift the intervention price.
Dairy Crest will hold the milk price it pays its farmers for October, both for its Davidstow and liquid milk contracts, according to the business.
A new consortium called ‘Food is Life’, which aims to introduce ‘disruptive change’ to the food industry in Africa, is being launched at this month’s Processing & Packaging Machinery Association...
UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drink exports dropped 5.3% in value to £6bn in the first six months of the year, as the strength of sterling became “a growing concern”, warned...
Tesco has been praised for paying more for milk used in cheese over the winter months to processors and dairy farmers by the National Farmers Union (NFU).