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Volac’s upbeat way to battle obesity

Ingredients supplier Volac’s first foray into the retail market with high protein juice drink Upbeat has helped the dairy sector deliver on its voluntary pledge to tackle health issues –...

Experts question sat fat cuts after government update

Government efforts to urge food manufacturers to slash saturated fat in products could be “barking up the wrong tree”, according to industry experts.

Müller Wiseman strengthens supply after dairy fire

Müller Wiseman has safeguarded fresh milk supplies to customers after its ‘advanced’ Hampton Lovett dairy near Droitwich, Worcestershire, was hit by fire earlier this week.

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Cheese packing factory closure will ‘damage local economy’

First Milk’s plan to close its Maelor cheese packing site near Wrexham, with the loss of up to 231 jobs, will damage the local economy, Unite the union has warned.

Unilever Flora pro-activ ads banned by advertising watchdog

Two TV adverts for Unilever’s Flora pro-activ spread, which claimed ‘No other food lowers cholesterol more,’ have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).–

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Meadow Foods appoints boss to oversee Chester expansion

Meadow Foods has appointed Mark Chantler as its new group commercial director.

Rising food prices to drive own-label sales: Nielsen

Rising food prices will prompt more than a third of UK consumers to buy more own-label food and drink products, reveals research from consumer insight organisation Nielsen.

An ice idea: patent zones in on cones

A machine design for keeping ice cream cones upright during filling that has been used for decades has finally been granted a patent.

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Food and drink manufacturing Oscars: the shortlist

Congratulations to all the food and drink businesses shortlisted in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

The high-end of flavoured cheese

Dairy farmer Quickes has teamed up with distributor Cheese Cellar to make an elderflower cheese.

Müller buys Nom Dairy in bid to be 'biggest and best in UK'

Müller Dairy acquired Nom Dairy UK last month for an undisclosed sum in a deal that further consolidates the UK dairy sector.

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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – vintage year

It was a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.

Dairy Crest: cost cutting key part of strategy

Cost cutting remains a key part of Dairy Crest’s strategy to cope with a challenging market, according to the firm’s trading update for the six months to September 30.

Wyke Farms hits key green energy target

Cheesemaker Wyke Farms has become 100% self-sufficient in green energy after opening a new £4M biogas plant at its Bruton site in Somerset yesterday (September 19).

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Scottish dairy industry should go for exports

Scotland’s dairy industry should focus on exports and reduce its reliance on UK sales in a bid to boost output by half to 1.6bn litres by 2025, recommends a new...

Arla plans innovation revolution with artisan brand

Dairy giant Arla Foods’ artisan cheese brand Unika, launched first in Denmark, is now ready for wider national and international distribution, according to premium foods manager John Gynther.

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Cheese maker appoints new ceo

Somerset-based cheese manufacturer Godminster has appointed Peter Andrew as its new ceo.

Butter has ‘shockingly high salt levels’: pressure group

Salt levels in butter, margarine, fats and spreads are “shockingly high and unnecessary”, warns the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

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Müller Dairy acquires Nom Dairy

Müller Dairy has acquired Nom Dairy, with its modern yogurt production facility in Telford, Shropshire in a bid to build its presence in the UK own-label yogurt market.

Cheddar flavour with kick

Identifying a growing demand for authentic mature Cheddar taste and aroma profiles led Synergy to develop a range of Cheddar flavour solutions that offer performance advantages over block cheese.


Costly sledgehammer to crack an EC nut

The European Commission (EC) is calling for tenders for a study on mandatory origin labelling of milk, milk used as an ingredient and unprocessed meat other than beef, pig, poultry,...

Arla Foods plans to welcome 1,600 farmer co-owners

Up to 1,600 British dairy farmers could become co-owners of Arla Foods, under proposals revealed on Friday (August 30).

Dairy farmers unite against ‘unfair’ pricing

Small-scale farmers are joining forces to boost their bargaining power against the ‘unfair pricing policies’ of large dairy producers, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Arla profits boom as mergers bear fruit

Dairy giant Arla has doubled profits for the first half of its financial year, amid news the two mergers it undertook in 2012 were paying off.

Celebrity chef in ‘massive TV row’ over low income diets

TV chef Jamie Oliver has been slammed by the Child Poverty Action Group after his controversial remarks about the food and TV purchasing habits of low-income families.