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Cool new inspection for ice cream

Ice cream producer Cheshire Farm has installed a metal detector and conveyor system from Lock Inspection Systems.


Top of the food chain

Which of the six candidates below, shortlisted by the Food Manufacture editorial team, do you think has done the most over the past year to raise the profile of the...

Food packaging firm unveils £2.2M investment

A Northern Ireland food packaging manufacturer is investing £2.2M to create 10 new jobs at its Dungannon site.

Badger cull: RSCPA again accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has again been accused of “bullying and hypocrisy”, after Freedom Food – its wholly owned subsidiary – wrote to...

Ice cream firm’s success down to ‘weather-proofing the business’

The boss of a family ice cream firm says “weather-proofing” the business has put it on a sound footing, as it plans to expand over the next year.

Dairy firms should adopt sector-specific safety training

UK dairy firms should adopt a new sector-specific safety training course and accreditation, according to food and drink qualification firm FDQ.

New Crediton Dairy bosses pledge to back British

Two former Milk Link executives who led the management buy-out of Crediton Dairy from Arla Foods have pledged to back British produce.

Dairy Crest plans growth – ‘internally or by acquisitions’

Dairy Crest is poised for UK growth after the sale of its French spreads business, chief executive Mark Allen has confirmed.

DEFRA launches plan to cut food and drink imports

The government is to launch a plan to reduce the nation’s reliance on food and drink imports and increase consumption of UK produce.

Obesity during pregnancy poses lifetime health risk for babies

A woman’s diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, and her baby’s diet in early life, can affect the infant’s risk of succumbing to disease later on and this will...

‘Bring Stilton back to its original home’

A food manufacturer based in the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire is campaigning for the right to name the cheese his company makes Stilton.

Glanbia Ireland to build largest dairy in Republic’s history

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIIL) is set to begin construction on the largest dairy in the Irish Republic’s history dedicated to making products for export.

53% rise in cheese sales calls for capital investment

A 53% rise in sales of its sliced cheese prompted Wrexham-based Ash Manor Cheese Company to invest £450,000 in increasing its production capacity.

UK Cheddar mark ‘dupes consumers’

UK Cheddar manufacturers are being hampered by rules that “give the impression” foreign cheese is actually produced in Britain, claims the boss of Dairy Crest.

Unilever to cut emissions with dual-fuel trial

Manufacturing giant Unilever is to begin trialling dual-fuel technology for its fleet of vehicles in a bid to slash carbon emissions and cut costs, while also pressing for more collaboration...


The right churn

Relentless pursuit of efficiency measures has enabled Mark Allen to transform Dairy Crest into a brand-focused plc, reports Gary Scattergood

R&R Ice Cream sold to private equity firm

Yorkshire-based R&R Ice Cream has been sold to private equity firm PAI Partners for an undisclosed sum. 

News in brief

Meadow Foods appoints new development technologist

Meadow Foods has appointed Robin Elliot as its new product development technologist.

Groceries Code Adjudicator: like going to Relate – by then it’s too late, says cheese boss

Having to use the Groceries Code Adjudicator would be like going to the marriage guidance service Relate – by the time you get to that point the relationship has already...

Tesco poultry feed decision ‘misleading consumers’, say campaigners

Tesco is “misleading” consumers over its scrapping of a pledge to only rear poultry on soya feed that’s free of genetic modification (GM), say campaigners.

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Own-label food and drink brands mislead consumers: Which?

Nearly a third of consumers feel misled by own-label brands – including food and drink products – which ape the packaging of leading brands, warns a survey by consumer watchdog Which?

Margaret’s mind ‘not on job’ in her ice cream years

Margaret Thatcher’s mind was not focused on food science, despite being credited with the invention of soft scoop ice cream, a former colleague has revealed exclusively to

Engage staff to cut waste: Dairy boss

Engaging staff and treating machines like marathon runners are the keys to reducing waste, according to dairy firm Rodda’s.

Why milk suppliers are living on a knife-edge

Milk supplies are on a “knife-edge” and the next four weeks will be critical for manufacturers – with a sustained period of heavy rain likely to see prices soar, says the...


Butter takes on margarine

Just as the Department of Health is lining up its new pledges on saturated fat, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has generated headlines such as 'swapping the...