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?
05-Dec-2011 - Ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short has developed clean-label starches and fat and milk solid replacers to help food manufacturers cut ingredient costs, develop healthier products and remain competitive.
05-Dec-2011 - Danone Dairies' decision to switch from petroleum-based polyethylene to the same plastic produced from plant-derived bioethanol for its Actimel drinking yogurt bottles signals a major advance for 'green plastics' in UK food and drink.
05-Dec-2011 - Sponsored by: Improve/ The National Skills AcademShortlisted: Greencore Grocery, Nom Dairy UK, Tulip and Weetabix
05-Dec-2011 - Sponsored by: Coriolis UShortlisted: Arla Foods, Dairy Crest and Rodda's
05-Dec-2011 - Five new ready-to-serve long-life desserts, packaged in combibloc Standard 500ml aseptic carton packs, have been launched in Tesco stores. The range comprises Tesco Long Life Single Cream and Double Cream Alternative, Tesco Finest Custard, Tesco Finest Brandy Sauce and Tesco Finest Rum Sauce.
05-Dec-2011 - Chr Hansen says its new Direct Vat Set (DVS) SafeIT cultures for feta-type cheeses provide taste and texture, with strong phage robustness and extended shelf-life.
05-Dec-2011 - Many traditional fruit flavours have a natural affinity with high-fat dairy systems, such as strawberries in yogurt. When these same flavours are used in reduced- or fat-free systems they nearly always lose their flavour and integrity. Create Flavours set about a year-long project to identify the synergistic effects that occur between specific flavour molecules in fruit flavours and dairy products. As a result, it has created a range of natural flavourings to increase acceptability of fruit flavours in low-fat dairy systems, especially yogurts.
05-Dec-2011 - Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, has continued its expansion on the continent with the acquisition of German ice cream manufacturer Durigon Gelato.
02-Dec-2011 - Workers at a cheese packing plant hit by fire in September have been warned they could lose their jobs.
02-Dec-2011 - Up to 55 jobs could be lost at Müller Dairy UK, which makes yogurts at its North Shropshire dairy.
10-Nov-2011 - Higher cheese prices and profits from property sales helped Dairy Crest to a strong financial performance for the period ending September 30, according to city analysts.
08-Nov-2011 - The best of the best. Nothing less was celebrated last night at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
07-Nov-2011 - UK consumer inflation on food is the second highest in the EU – up 6.4% while world commodity prices are falling.
07-Nov-2011 - Analysts are predicting sluggish results from Associated British Foods and Dairy Crest this week.
01-Nov-2011 - Whey protein can improve body weight and composition without cutting calories or changing the diet of overweight individuals, a fresh study suggests.
01-Nov-2011 - To meet Sainsbury's demand for more sustainable packaging for its own-label sliced cheese, Smurfit Kappa has made a shelf-ready (SRP) design.
01-Nov-2011 - The process used to make pumpkin seed oil creates pumpkin seed press cake, which - until now - has been considered a waste product.
01-Nov-2011 - The traditional Indian dairy-based dessert Rasmalai is considered to be a delicacy in Indian and Pakistani cultures. Being dairy-based, its manufacturers and distributors have always had to manage the issue of its short shelf-life.
01-Nov-2011 - There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
28-Oct-2011 - At a time when factory closure announcements seem common, new venture Proper Welsh is defying the gloom with the opening of a dairy that will create 14 jobs and process Welsh milk close to source and distribute it across Wales.
28-Oct-2011 - Cornish ice cream manufacturer Callestick has achieved strong growth throughout the recession, driven particularly by positive performance in foodservice channels and an unseasonably warm autumn.
21-Oct-2011 - A social media campaign that could “provide a pipeline of talent into the industry” was announced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) earlier this week.
20-Oct-2011 - A robotics workshop will take place next month to help UK food and beverage manufacturers catch up with their European competitors.
19-Oct-2011 - Mounting pressure on dwindling water resources means that food manufacturers must cut consumption sooner rather than later, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
18-Oct-2011 - Dublin-based co-operative the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is set to double its output of specialised dairy ingredients in the UK to over 20,000 tonnes a year with the opening of a new £11M innovation plant.