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Dairy firm fined after ‘life-changing’ fall

Lanchester Dairies has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £1,690 in costs for safety failings after a worker suffered “life-changing” injuries following a fall at its site.

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Wyke Farms boss joins free energy webinar

The boss of Britain’s largest independent cheese maker Wyke Farms is taking part in a free, one-hour webinar dedicated to energy savings next month.

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Dairy firms to tackle impact of Russia import ban

Dairy representatives will meet next month to discuss the impact of Russia’s food imports ban on the industry.

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making it tougher to overtake the competition, according to financial services group Rabobank.


Innovation is essential: cheese boss

Adams Foods is succeeding in a declining hard cheese market, Ian Toal tells Nicholas Robinson


Dairy UK boss tackling challenges

Dr Judith Bryans is making her mark as Dairy UK’s chief executive, reports Nicholas Robinson

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Arla Foods Ingredients plant starts production

Arla Foods Ingredients has begun production at its new dairy ingredients factory in Germany, the product of a joint venture with German cooperative Deutsches Milchkontor.

Free-from foodservice sales: next big growth market

Free-from foods are set to storm the foodservice sector, as consumers continue to exclude things like gluten and dairy from their diets, those working in the sector have predicted.

Adams Foods Ingredients in £40M sales boost

Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) aims to double annual sales to £80M within five years, according to md Gary Wells.

‘Unprecedented’ foreign exchange storm hits Nestlé

Nestlé has been hit by ‘unprecedented’ foreign exchange issues, according to chief financial officer and executive vice president Wan Ling Martello.

Public health at risk from cheese – CASH

Dairy processors have lambasted Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) for attacking the salt content of cheese, especially branded versions, and putting consumer health at risk.

Aluminium lids replaced with plastic at dairy

Dairy firm Stapleton has switched from using aluminium to pre-cut plastic lids across its entire range of yogurts to meet changing supermarket requirements.

Demand for robots rises within the dairy sector

Robot supplier Fanuc has reported increased demand from the dairy sector for its pick-and-place robot handling systems, which it puts down to a rising demand for small dairy snack foods...


FSA Board shows risk aversion on ‘raw’ milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board’s decision on raw drinking milk controls (July 23 2014) was based on a risk averse approach in not accepting the recommendation of the FSA...

Dairy Crest sells ingredients firm for £1.2M

Dairy Crest has sold ingredients firm FoodTec UK to Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) for £1.2M.

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As if by magic: colour-changing ice cream

A Spanish physicist has invented an ice cream that changes colour as it is licked.


First post-quota congress to be held in the UK

Dairy bosses will tackle the industry’s future, after European milk quotas are abolished, at a ground-breaking UK Dairy Congress next year, Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK’s ceo, has exclusively revealed....

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Tesco boss Philip Clarke’s decision to quit the retailer on October 1 2014 leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food industry.

Dairy processor: job cuts minimal

Dairy processor Adams Foods has put recent job cut reports in perspective, stressing the 700-strong workforce had suffered just seven redundancies at its Leek factory, with production line staff unaffected.

Dairy co-op’s £8.5M boost to jobs and production

South Caernarfon Creameries is investing £8.5M in a new cheese production facility at its site in Chwilog, north Wales.


Greek yogurts dominating sector

Focus on high-protein products is dominating the dairy sector, says Michelle Knott


Weighing up the dairy 'risk'

Although the UK’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates have been falling, a substantial increase is predicted at a global level.

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Cheese blasted by fat reduction campaigner

Cheese came under fire from anti-obesity campaigner Professor Graham MacGregor at a recent conference for its high fat content.

Dairy Crest and Carr’s Milling: results at a glance

Dairy Crest has posted “a strong branded performance” in its first quarter trading ended June 30, while Carr’s Milling reported continued investment in a management statement for the 19 weeks...

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Environment secretary ditched in cabinet reshuffle

Owen Paterson – the environment secretary who complained “the badgers moved the goalposts” – has been replaced by Liz Truss in David Cameron’s latest cabinet reshuffle.