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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?

New proprionic culture fixes its eye on Swiss cheese

Swiss cheese makers must ensure fast and controlled eye formation in cheeses such as Maasdammer and Emmenthal, while maintaining a nutty flavour and light mouthfeel.

Stevia makes low-calorie cream dessert for kids

Stevia holds great potential for reformulation in a wide range of food categories, such as dairy, beverages and confectionery, according to Cargill.

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Ice cream firm is champion of champions

Northern Irish family Morelli are on top of the ice cream world. The firm was voted the best vanilla ice cream maker in the UK for its Irish double cream...


Where does the nanny state go from here?

I was going to write about cancer and red meat but then I watched the webcast of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board meeting on March 20 on the microbiological...

Dairy Crest liquid milk exit possible

The spectre of Dairy Crest’s future exit from liquid milk has again been raised by industry commentator Julian Wild of Rollits solicitors following a pre-close trading update from the firm....

UK cheese market hit by lack of NPD spend

A lack of investment in new product development (NPD) and support for brands has hit sales in the UK cheese sector, according to a leading industry expert.

Probiotics have a ‘good future’ despite EFSA

Probiotics have a good future, despite the failure of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to approve any dossiers submitted by the food industry for approval under the new health...

Food manufacturers reject Which? obesity claims

UK food and drink manufacturers have rejected claims by campaign group Which? that the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal has made inadequate progress at reducing what it describes as “the...

R&R Ice Cream could be up for sale

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream and its majority owner Oaktree Capital Management have both refused to confirm or deny press reports that the business is for...

Dairy UK says Northern Ireland exports need help

Northern Ireland’s (NI’s) dairy sector needs government help to support its exports – particularly as competition rises from producers south of the border, according to industry body Dairy UK.

Dairy Crest to expand after St Hubert sale

Dairy Crest intends to make further acquisitions in the UK dairy and chilled food sector, according to city analysts, after the firm revealed it was considering the possible sale of...

DairyCo funds benchmark for carbon reduction

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the dairy supply chain should become easier thanks to a new benchmark certified by the Carbon Trust and detailed in a report funded by levy-funded...

Dairy Crest completes £3.1M Foston cold store expansion

Dairy Crest last year selected Nottingham-based consultancy Coriolis to work with on a £3.1M expansion project at the dairy's cold store facility at Dove Valley Park at Foston, just off...

Natural shades that won't migrate in dairy

LycoRed has launched a range of natural, vegetarian, red and orange colours with non-migrating properties for fruit preparation. The new line is based on tomato lycopene and natural beta-carotene and...

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

UK trade body Dairy UK has called on the nation’s government to do more to communicate the positive health benefits of dairy products, and warns that the current focus on...

QC in butter production

Quality control (QC) will be a central feature of QCL's stand, with a variety of systems to meet the needs of the dairy sector.

Arla Foods starts 700 job recruitment drive

Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods is to start recruiting 700 staff to work at its £150M super dairy in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire after construction began at the site last week.

R&R Ice Cream backs calls to abolish sugar quotas

European Union (EU) sugar quotas significantly inflate consumer prices and should be abolished at the earliest opportunity in 2015, James Lambert, ceo and executive chairman of R&R Ice Cream, has...

Farm Group leaves £4M of bad debt for Dairy Crest

Farm Group’s decision to go into administration threatens 133 jobs and has saddled Dairy Crest with £4M of bad debt.

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Dairy Crest's £4M bad debt after Quadra calls in administrators

Dairy foods firm Dairy Crest has increased its bad debt provision by £4M after one of its customers Quadra Foods called in the administrators.

Milk is mined in bid to boost healthy ageing

Weight management and healthy ageing products could be among the fruits of Food for Health Ireland's (FHI's) continuing milk mining project, which was launched more than two years ago.

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Firms fail to realise potential of senior market

Senior consumers offer massive market potential for ingredients suppliers and food processors that few firms have so far successfully realised, according to Aine Hallihan, Carbery head of research and development.

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Robert Wiseman confirms ‘unconditional’ Müller deal

Müller’s takeover of Robert Wiseman dairies is now complete after the firm announced that the £280M offer from the German yogurt maker was “unconditional in all respects”.

Dairy firms should focus on added-value products

Focusing on added-value products will help the UK dairy sector to meet rising global demand and avoid short-term fluctuations in commodity prices, according to industry experts.

Dairy Crest hit by tumbling cream prices

Higher milk prices and a fall in the price of cream have hit profits at Dairy Crest, according to city analysts, after the firm announced a drop in profits for...