Dairy

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

Digital feature: long read

Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.

The owners of the Sharpham Dairy celebrate winning B Corporation

Sharpham Dairy gets certified as a B Corporation

By Michelle Perrett

Devon-based Sharpham Dairy has successfully achieved certification as a B Corporation (B Corp) and said it is the first cheese dairy in the country to achieve this globally recognised accreditation.

Cutting, slicing and dicing equipment traditionally used for meat and dairy is being adapted for plant-based products

Digital feature: long read

Cutting, slicing and dicing trends

By Rod Addy

Last year, compact and energy saving machinery were the watchwords in cutting, slicing and dicing and, while those trends haven’t disappeared, this year there’s a renewed focus on quality and consistency.

Salmonella contamination sparked a number of food recalls this month

Salmonella sparks food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Salmonella contamination has sparked recalls of infant formula, pork snack products and frozen raw dog foods over the past month, according to reports by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Ice cream and frozen fish continue to be the biggest players in the frozen food category

Lockdown habits help boost frozen food sales

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of frozen food have been bolstered by new habits developed over lockdown, according to the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF’S) latest report.

Jope: 'We see a bright future ahead for both nutrition and ice cream inside Unilever'

Financial roundup

Unilever and Arla UK brace for commodity cost hit

By Rod Addy

Unilever expects its commodity costs to rise by £3bn in 2022, claiming the price of soybean oil doubled in 2021, while Arla has predicted cost inflation will cause 'a slowdown in branded growth'.

Batters and Freer

Long Clawson Dairy hosts meet targeting dairy export growth

By Rod Addy

Specialist Stilton maker Long Clawson Dairy has hosted a meeting between National Farmers Union (NFU) president Minette Batters and minister for exports Mike Freer to discuss unlocking more export opportunities for dairy products.

Danone Specialised Nutrition produces Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate

Danone UK & Ireland secures B Corp certification

By Gwen Ridler

Danone UK & Ireland has acquired B Corp certification, claiming to be the first combined food and healthcare manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to do so, following accreditation of its Specialised Nutrition business.

Morrisons is to scrap use-by dates on its own-label milk products

Morrisons scraps use-by dates on milk

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has announced plans to scrap use-by dates on its own-label milk packaging by the end of January, in a bid to prevent waste.

Glanbia Cooperative Society has approved Glanbia's exit from its dairy joint venture

Glanbia £262m dairy disposal approved

By Gwen Ridler

The disposal of Glanbia’s share in dairy processing business Glanbia Ireland has been approved by joint-owner Glanbia Cooperative Society.

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

DSM promised a one-hour tunraropund on its new phage testing kit

DSM debuts one-hour phage testing kit

By Gwen Ridler

A new testing kit that can detect Bacteriophage contamination in dairy products within an hour has been debuted by nutrition, health and bioscience firm Royal DSM.

Animal rights protestors blockaded Arla's distribution site in Buckinghamshire

Vegan activists blockade Arla plant

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan protest group Animal Rebellion have blockaded the Arla distribution centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, demanding the dairy producer transition to plant-based by 2025.

The past month has seen a number of senior appointments by food and drink firms

People on the move in food and drink round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From baking to whisky distilling, we cover appointments from across the industry over the past month in this round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Greggs, Ornua and Ag Barr posted their latest financial results this week

Food and drink financial round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs, AG Barr and Ornua have all posted growth and strong sales in spite of COVID-19 related challenges, in this round-up of food and drink manufacturer’s financial results.

Driver shortages continue to plague the dairy industry

Dairy UK pressures Government on driver shortages

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the dairy industry continue to pressure the Government to prevent further damage to the industry caused by the shortage of heavy good vehicle (HGV) drivers, as the driver crisis threatens Arla’s milk supply.

The decision to move Lactofree production to the UK was in response to demand rocketing for free-from dairy products

Arla details Settle factory development in Lactofree move

By Rod Addy

Arla Foods UK has confirmed the creation of production, warehouse management and quality control jobs and investment in processing equipment, filling lines and packaging facilities at its Settle factory as it begins Lactofree milk production.

The newly merged business will process about 500m litres of British Red Tractor farm assured milk

Freshways Dairy and Medina Dairy merge

By Rod Addy

Freshways Dairy and Medina Dairy have announced a merger to create a more sustainable, scaled up business called Medina Freshways Ltd.

The Wyke Farms Wincanton site can pack up to 60t of product in 24 hours

Me & My Team

Me & My Team: inside track on Wyke Farms export hub

By Pete Hooper

An extension to Wyke Farms's Wincanton cheese store and export packing facility was completed in February 2021, transforming it into an export centre of excellence and the timing was perfect, says operations director Pete Hooper.

Left to right: Erik Vesløv, senior director, Technology and Process, Arla Foods Ingredients and Chris McAlinden, group operations director, Dale Farm

Dale Farm enters infant formula market in Arla Foods deal

By Gwen Ridler

Dale Farm, the Northern Ireland-based dairy cooperative, has become an ingredients supplier for infant formula products for the first time as part of a major supply partnership with dairy processor Arla Foods.