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Heart of England Fine Foods to fold

Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) is facing voluntary liquidation 16 years after its foundation, threatening 15 jobs.

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Lambert becomes Burton’s Biscuits chairman

James Lambert has been appointed chairman of Burton’s Biscuits Company, while retaining his role as chairman of R&R Ice Cream.

Yeo Valley adopts unique lid coding system

Chadwicks has developed a lidding system for a range of Yeo Valley dairy products that applies a unique code. The code, which is only revealed when the polyester lid is...

Prima Cheese installs third weigher as it expands

Prima Cheese, based in Seaham, County Durham, is installing a third Ishida multihead weigher to handle its range of cheese products supplied to wholesale food and catering businesses worldwide.

Milk: the low-cost food

New research has suggested milk is a highly sustainable and relatively low-cost source of food.

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Ice cream firm scoops up new employees

Ice cream firm Suncream Dairies has appointed Helen Procter as its new technical manager.

Cheese processor adds 24 jobs at £1.2M new site

Cheese processor Extons Foods’s £1.2M investment in new premises in Manchester will lead to the creation of 24 new jobs in the short term, according to the company.

Dairy UK opens its doors to the world

Global dairy manufacturers can join Dairy UK as associate members for the first time, chief executive Dr Judith Bryans has told

Arla’s giant Aylesbury dairy opens doors

Arla has officially opened the world’s largest fresh milk dairy, a £150M processing facility at Aston Clinton, Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, which will employ up to 700 staff.

Raw material costs soar, but Dairy Crest nails savings

Raw material costs climbed by £40M for Dairy Crest in the past year, but the UK dairy firm achieved a strong double-digit profit increase and savings of £25M, ahead of...

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FDF boss to replace Cheney at helm of PTF

Terry Jones has been appointed as the new director general of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF), following Clare Cheney’s decision to retire after 19 years in the role.

‘Deep concern’ over Müller Wiseman depot closure plan

Trades union Usdaw is “deeply concerned” about Müller Wiseman Dairies’ proposals to shut its Pensilva distribution depot in Cornwall, with the potential loss of 58 jobs.

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Food firms advised to scoop ice cream growth

Food firms should take advantage of the UK’s “growing” £1bn ice cream sector by offering new flavours and services to ice cream manufacturers, according to the boss of the Ice...

Boards approve Arla dairy merger with Belgian coop

EU dairy giant Arla Foods’s merger with cooperative Walhorn EGM has been approved by the boards of the two organisations.


Meadow Foods invests £3.1M to boost efficiency

Meadow Foods has been investing to raise its efficiency. It’s important to invest in a business to keep things fresh and efficient and we’ve had a lot of that here...

Food and drink recalls in 2014 – in pictures

Sainsbury was involved in a third of food safety product recalls so far in 2014, according to food alerts issued by the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA).

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Wanted: food and drink manufacturing champions

This month (May) marks the formal launch of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which are now open for entries.

Greek-style yogurt firm launches hunt for ‘hunks’ campaign

Greek-style yogurt manufacturer Oykos is encouraging the British public to nominate the ‘hunks’ in their lives to have their bodies immortalised as spoons.

Department of Health ‘difficult’, says Dairy UK boss

The boss of Dairy UK has criticised the Department of Health (DH) for putting obstacles in the way of the dairy industry in the form of salt targets.

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Arla appoints new head of UK business

Arla Foods has appointed Peter Gioertz-Carlsen as its new executive vice president for Arla UK, effective August 1 2014.

Orchard Valley Foods buys ingredients firm amid sales boom

Orchard Valley Foods has acquired Food Ingredients International (FII), boosting its potential annual sales to more than £20M.

Culture for the special needs of cheese

Chr Hansen has launched a new culture designed for the special needs of making the Kashkaval- and Provolone-type cheeses. Traditionally regular cultures for mozzarella cheese have been used in Kashkaval...

Salt targets cause concern

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has called for the functional uses of salt to be taken into consideration, following World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations to lower sodium in all foods.

Dairy needs one message from government to grow

Government must deliver one clear message on dairy if the sector is to contribute significantly to global demand for dairy products and compete with other nations, warned Dairy UK chief...

Speciality supplier Golden Acre nets seafood firm

Speciality seafood firm Elsinore Foods has announced its acquisition by fine food distributor Golden Acre Dairy Foods Holdings in a move that expands the latter’s product offering for major supermarkets....