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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....

Milk wars will ‘stifle’ dairy sector investment

Supermarkets’ heavy discounting of milk prices was threatening the future of the dairy sector, a Dairy Crest site director has warned.

New €30M Kerrygold site to create 50 jobs

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has invested €30M (£24.6M) in a new butter production and packaging facility for its Kerrygold brand, creating 50 jobs in Mitchelstown, County Cork.

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Uplifting ice cream created for secret celeb

British ice cream firm Lick Me I’m Delicious has created a bubbly champagne flavoured ice cream dosed with 25mg of Viagra for an unnamed A-list celebrity’s party.

Soft drinks group draws up roadmap for sustainability

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) and Packaging Federation are leading a Sustainability Roadmap for the soft drinks industry following the example pursued by the dairy industry.

Foodex 2014

Foodex 2014 – video highlights

The consequences of the horsemeat crisis, filling the yawning skills gap, lean and green manufacturing and social media were just some of the topics tackled by the Food Manufacture Group...

Teatime tweets drive food manufacturers’ sales

Timing social media posts to reach customers at key times of the day – such as before teatime – is helping food manufacturers to boost sales and engage new customers,...


Yet more burdensome regulation from the EU

From December 2014, under new EU labelling rules, allergens will have to be highlighted in the ingredients lists on food labels rather than in a separate box, which is common...

Dairy co-op Arla to merge with Belgian rival

Arla Foods, the world’s sixth biggest dairy company, plans to merge with its Belgian rival EGM Walhorn.

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Magnum creates chocolate dresses for 25th anniversary

Unilever has teamed up with fashion designer Henry Holland to create a Magnum inspired dress, made entirely out of chocolate.

Foodex 2014

Food firms need to engage more through social media

Food and drink manufacturers need to embrace social media if they are to better communicate with potential consumers and drive sales of their products, according to companies that are successfully...

Meadow Foods’ efficiencies improved with £3M investment

More than £3M has been pumped into Meadow Foods’s fresh division in Peterborough to improve operating efficiencies, said site director Paul Jackson.

‘Government campaign is damaging dairy sector’

The government’s ‘Smart Swaps’ health campaign is damaging the dairy sector and confusing consumers, according to supporters of the industry.

Ripen faster to boost profit

Cheesemakers can reduce ripening times on continental and Cheddar-type cheeses without negatively impacting shelf-life or quality by using Arla Foods Ingredients’ new natural milk protein.

Dairy bosses welcome new sat fat study

Dairy bosses have welcomed a new study that suggests saturated fats in foods like butter and cheese are not bad for heart health.

Sainsbury reports LFL sales down ‘thanks to horsemeat’

Sainsbury has ended its nine-year run of like-for-like (LFL) sales growth, with news they fell by 3.8%, in the 10 weeks to March 15, partly due to the horsemeat crisis,...

Müller-Wiseman boss calls for more dairy investment

Britain’s dairy processors have failed to invest enough to meet home demand and grow exports, according to the chief executive of Müller-Wiseman Dairies.

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New president for ice cream trade body

Trade body the Ice Cream Alliance has appointed Angelo Susca as its new president.


Supply chain systems to help with retailer failings

How good are supply chain systems at meeting retailer demand? asks Paul Gander

Glanbia shrugs off Dairy Ireland hit to post hot results

Glanbia has boasted powerful growth in 2013 sales and profit, despite struggles in its Dairy Ireland and Ingredients Technologies businesses and squeezed margins.

Dairy firm told to pay +£72.5k after scalding accident

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has been ordered to pay more than £72,000 after two of its workers were badly scalded by hot water from a 600-litre tank.

Adams Foods and First Milk declare terms of deal

First Milk’s way is clear to develop its hard cheese and creamery interests now competition authorities have cleared its partnership with Adams Foods, according to the two firms.

Welfare groups fight mega-dairy plans

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) chief executive Philip Lymbery has slammed UK dairy industry plans to drive up milk production to reduce the £1.2bn dairy deficit as “irresponsible” and “cruel”....

2017 packaged food and foodservice salt targets issued

Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time....

Colleges must deliver practical skills for food industry

It is vital to the future of food and drinks manufacturing that people in the sector are given the right skills to succeed from the beginning of their career to...

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