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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...

News in brief

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.

Dairy giant Arla Foods in £243M cash injection

Arla Foods has pledged to invest up to £243M in expanding global production.

UK employment figures don’t dent food vacancies

The skills gap in the food and drink manufacturing sector has not shrunk, despite the latest government statistics showing that UK unemployment overall has fallen.

Dairy Crest expects £10M profit boost from Nine Elms sale

Dairy Crest expects to report full-year profits ahead of market expectations, thanks to a £10M boost from the sale of its Nine Elms milk depot, according to its interim management...

FSA forced to add clarity on raw milk rules

Confusion about the route to sale of raw milk has forced the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to add clarity on where unpasteurised products can be sold.

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Flatulent cows’ blast reveals dairy farming perils

Flatulent cows sparked an explosion in a farm shed at Rasdorf in Germany, according to a report published by international news agency Reuters, indicating some of the risks inherent in dairy...

Cheese firm fined £8k for forklift fall

A cheese manufacturer has been fined £8,000 for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle after falling from the forks of a forklift truck.

Business Leaders' Forum

Horsemeat crisis adds to food firms’ audit costs

Food manufacturers are facing greatly increased audit costs, as a direct consequence of the horsemeat crisis, Richard Clothier, md of Wyke Farms, told the Business Leaders’ Forum earlier this month.

Business Leaders' Forum

Chinese food business acquisitions driven by food safety

Improving domestic food safety was one of the main motivations of the Chinese government in acquiring food manufacturing businesses around the world, a lawyer for Stephenson Harwood told the Food...

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

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) decision to extend Tim Bennett’s role as chair until December 2014 leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry...

Dessert for 'generation Y'

Chr Hansen has taken a new approach to fermented milks to make desserts that attract ‘generation Y’: 17- to 35-year-old consumers. It perceives this group - born between the early...

Sugar substitution way to escape public shaming

Food manufacturers should substitute sugar with other sweeteners more or face public shaming and risk missing significant commercial benefits, according to a prominent nutrition policy expert.

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British dairy ingredients boost Meadow Foods profits

Business from food manufacturers has boosted performance at Meadow Foods, executive chairman Simon Chantler said, as the firm revealed 2% growth in the firm’s annual operating profit.

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