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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...

Automation architecture speeds up time to market

When ultrasonic cheese cutter supplier Newtech brought its machine coding operation in-house it sought a new control solution for a compact design and more programmability.

The quest for breast milk

Feeding babies with infant formula enriched with Arla Foods Ingredients’ Lacprodan OPN-10 supports their immune development, according to the results of a new trial.

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Dairy giant Arla eyes cheese and on-the-go milk NPD

Arla Foods is investigating the potential for smaller on-the-go formats for milk and milk drinks this year, and new product development in cheese.

Kerry’s results dented by horsemeat crisis

Horsemeat and hot weather reduced Kerry’s sales growth in ready meals last year, according to its preliminary results for the year to December 31 2013.

Dairy companies can’t bridge skills gap alone, says Arla consultant

A critical skills shortage in the UK dairy industry is starting to be countered by dairy companies working together towards a common cause, according to senior HR consultant at Arla...

People on the move in the food and drink industry – in pictures

Justin King’s announcement that he would stand down as the boss of Sainsbury in July this year leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food...

Arla Foods reports ‘landmark year’ in UK as revenues rise 22%

Dairy giant Arla Foods reported “a landmark year” in the UK, where revenue climbed by 22% to £2.2bn, after its merger with Milk Link in 2012, according to its 2013...

Dairy Council launches ‘cool’ new milk video

Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video...

Commodity price and NPD top 2014 dairy sector trends

Key 2014 dairy sector topics will be commodity prices, innovations in whey and lactose products and consumer demand for healthier spreads. That’s the view of Hamish Renton, md of food...

NFU: competition to hit milk prices more than floods

Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.

PM's £10M relief fund to protect food supplies

David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to...

Crediton Dairy plans milk NPD after £2.2M investment

Crediton Dairyvs new £2.2M filling line will build on demand for extended shelf-life (ESL) flavoured and functional milk drinks, enabling it to target the category with new launches, the firm claimed....

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Scottish politician to lead dairy review

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Galloway and West Dumfries Alex Fergusson has been appointed as chair of the inaugural review of the Dairy Industry Code of Best Practice.

Guest article

Here today, gone tomorrow - all change for apprenticeships

Recent food and drink sector apprenticeship figures have shown about 3,500 apprentices starting a programme each year for the past two years; this is a good build on previous years, where figures...

Real Good Food Company tackles sugar woes

Napier Brown’s Immingham sugar plant is ready for commissioning and should help the firm offset the negative impact of plunging sugar prices, according to owner Real Good Food Company (RGFC)....

Now there is a right whey to colour cheese

Chr Hansen’s new food colour is designed to help Cheddar and gouda cheese producers to get more value from their whey while maintaining a great visual appearance of cheese products....

Milk film made in Chelsea

The Dairy Council has bolstered its commitment to improving the health and nutrition of UK teenagers in the next phase of its ‘Milk It For All It’s Worth’ campaign.

Opinion

Government’s smart swaps aren't so smart

I was going to write about sugar being the new salt for the healthy diet campaigners. But I changed my mind when I looked at the government’s Change4Life so-called Smart...

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Sustainability issues lead to appointments at Dairy UK

Dairy UK has made a number of changes to its leadership structure ahead of a “new raft of sustainability challenges” it fears will impact on the supply chain in 2014.

Dairy Crest ordered to pay £95k for creamery death

Dairy Crest has been ordered to pay £95,000 after a fatal accident at its Davidstow creamery, near Camelford, Cornwall.

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