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EU working group to discuss probiotic as a ‘general descriptor’

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...

Dairy Crest buys milk firm out of administration, saving 40 jobs

Dairy Crest has bought specialist milk business Proper Welsh Milk out of administration, saving 40 jobs.

New line transforms waste from animal fat to fuel

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...

The cutting edge of cheese slicing

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.

Starch alternatives streamline production costs

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...

City welcomes Dairy Crest's milk renewal deal with Sainsbury

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.

Dairy Crest on rise after Sainsbury milk deal: City

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.

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Dairy Crest wins Sainsbury milk contract

A three-year contract to supply liquid milk to Sainsbury has been won by Dairy Crest after a competitive tender.

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Dairy Crest invests £1.1M in green initiative

Dairy Crest has pumped £1.1M into new facilities at its Foston site in Derbyshire to promote greener ways of working.


Worth its salt

Cheese's salt content is bad for its image but it's there for a good reason, reports Michelle Knott

Arla’s new £102M factory will have ‘major impact’ on UK lactose supply

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”.

Müller’s new £17M butter plant to create 100 jobs

Müller Wiseman is building a new butter plant in Shropshire that will create 100 jobs by the end of 2013.

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R&R Ice Cream scoops up Yoomoo frozen yogurt

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer has bought the Yoomoo frozen yogurt brand for an undisclosed sum.

Sea change in attitudes to cheese, says Stilton boss

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.

Eco-friendly dairy processing

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.


Tasty tradition

Heritage and quality are key, Stilton boss Billy Kevan tells Gary Scattergood

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Greencore completes sale of Minsterley facility to Müller

Chilled foods manufacturer Greencore has completed the sale of its Minsterley desserts business to Müller Dairy.

Private equity firms seek majority stake in R&R Ice Cream

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...

Ice Cream Manufacturing Company of the Year

Winner: R&R Ice Cream

Scottish government launches dairy sector review

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.

Scottish dairy firms encouraged to export to Asia

Scottish dairy firms could boost sales to China by millions of pounds after a trade visit last week.

RSPCA accused of bullying over Freedom Foods badger row

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...

NFU campaigns for clearer food labels

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...

Food manufacturing: who pays for sustainability?

As sustainability continues to rise up the corporate agenda, Ireland has ambitious plans to become a world-leader in the production of sustainable food through its Origin Green initiative.

Aseptic use in UK to remain modest

Despite the cost and supply chain benefits, consumer preferences remain the main barrier to greater uptake of aseptically filled - rather than short shelf-life, chilled - products, according to the...

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