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Old and the new

Wyke Farms is combining history and modern marketing to sustain its rise, reports Gary Scattergood


Cream of the crop

Sustained value success has funded Suncream Dairies' move upmarket, Rebecca Manfredi tells Gary Scattergood

Departing trade boss targets domestic sourcing

Outgoing Dairy UK director general Jim Begg has hit out at misleading labelling implying all the ingredients of dairy products are sourced from the UK when this is not the case....

Dairy processors targeted in farmers’ name and shame list

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has upped the pressure on dairy processors to sign its Dairy Industry Code of Best Practice for contractual relations by publishing a name-and-shame list of...

Concern over future of Heinz Kendal

Doubts over Heinz Kendal’s future viability have been raised by the union Unite after the company announced the loss of 45 jobs across production and management there.

Red label on pack spells danger for dairy processors

Dairy companies will be forced to educate consumers about the real nutritional benefits of their products to counter their demonisation by the Department of Health (DH) backed single hybrid front-of-pack...

Usdaw ‘can’t see strategic relevance’ of dairy closures

Union Usdaw “can’t see the strategic relevance” of depot closure proposals announced by Müller Wiseman Dairies, which could cause the loss of up to 156 jobs.

Infant pictures ban on baby formulas backed by MEPs

The European Parliament today threw its weight behind the banning of child pictures on baby formula packaging and the abolition of dietetic foods which EU chiefs said had been “cannibalised by...

Tetra Pak chief: ambient flavoured milk sales soaring

The greatest opportunities to grow flavoured milk sales globally lie in the ambient category, according to a trends briefing by Tetra Pak president and ceo Dennis Jonsson.

Hard cheese saves time and money

KMC has developed two CheeseMaker speciality starches that enable producers to make recombined parmesan and other hard cheese alternatives easily and quickly. Traditionally, 12-16 litres of raw milk are necessary...

Low-salt Cheddar is launched in Tesco stores

Cheshire-based cheese manufacturer Joseph Heler has launched its new Cheddar with 30% less salt in 600 Tesco stores.

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.