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?
19-Mar-2013 - Welsh Assembly Member Rhodri Glyn Thomas is battling to preserve the future of Saputo’s troubled cheese manufacturing plant in Camarthenshire.
19-Mar-2013 - Two cheesemakers who were made redundant by Dairy Crest and Long Clawson Dairy are on a mission to bring traditional Stilton making back to Derbyshire.
15-Mar-2013 - Hopes are rising that the use of the term ‘probiotic’ will not have to disappear on products following the failure of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to give approval for a generic health claim for the ingredient last year.
13-Mar-2013 - Dairy Crest has bought specialist milk business Proper Welsh Milk out of administration, saving 40 jobs.
04-Mar-2013 - Consorzio Latterie Virgilio is an Italian consortium associated with 70 dairies and more than 2,000 farmers. It produces dairy products, such as butter, fresh cream and aged cheeses but recently saw the opportunity to expand its product range to include two key animal fat by-products - an animal fat spread (an Italian delicacy) and biodiesel
04-Mar-2013 - Marel has boosted the versatility of its PolySlicer 1000 with the addition of a new interleaver that enables the machine to slice and interleave up to 700 slices a minute.
04-Mar-2013 - Ingredion showcased its portfolio of functional ingredients at Gulfood / Ingredients Middle East 2013, as part of its aim to show how its solutions can help manufacturers achieve significant cost savings and meet growing demand for clean-label products.
04-Mar-2013 - Dairy Crest's liquid milk contract renewal with Sainsbury, which is expected to stabilise its dairy business over the coming years, has been welcomed by analysts.
20-Feb-2013 - Winning Sainsbury’s liquid milk contract has put Dairy Crest on track to reach its dairies division target of 3% operating profit margin, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.
19-Feb-2013 - A three-year contract to supply liquid milk to Sainsbury has been won by Dairy Crest after a competitive tender.
06-Feb-2013 - Dairy Crest has pumped £1.1M into new facilities at its Foston site in Derbyshire to promote greener ways of working.
04-Feb-2013 - Cheese's salt content is bad for its image but it's there for a good reason, reports Michelle Knott
29-Jan-2013 - Arla Foods Ingredients is investing £102M in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark that will have “a major impact on the supply of lactose to the UK food industry”.
23-Jan-2013 - Müller Wiseman is building a new butter plant in Shropshire that will create 100 jobs by the end of 2013.
16-Jan-2013 - Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer has bought the Yoomoo frozen yogurt brand for an undisclosed sum.
08-Jan-2013 - Attitudes to cheese in the UK have been transformed in the past 10 years, with the 'traditional' cheese industry now in the best shape since the Second World War.
02-Jan-2013 - DuPont says its enzyme FoodPro Cleanline enables manufacturers of ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk products to increase their processing capacity, cut costs and benefit the environment.
02-Jan-2013 - Heritage and quality are key, Stilton boss Billy Kevan tells Gary Scattergood
02-Jan-2013 - Chilled foods manufacturer Greencore has completed the sale of its Minsterley desserts business to Müller Dairy.
21-Dec-2012 - Informed sources say potential buyers for R&R Ice Cream put their first-round bids on the table this week – with the firm founded by US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rumoured to be in the running.
04-Dec-2012 - Winner: R&R Ice Cream
22-Nov-2012 - A full strategic review of the Scottish dairy industry has been launched by Scottish ministers in a bid to improve the profitability of the troubled sector.
21-Nov-2012 - Scottish dairy firms could boost sales to China by millions of pounds after a trade visit last week.
15-Oct-2012 - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (RSPCA) has been accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’ by the National Farmers Union (NFU), after it threatened to withdraw permission for farmers to use its valuable Freedom Foods label if they took part in the government’s controversial badger cull.
15-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturers and retailers should use clearer labelling to specify country-of-origin and end consumer confusion, says the the National Farmers Union (NFU), which has launched a Flag It Facebook campaign to highlight its message.