Dairy

Spiralling costs threaten the future of milk production in the UK

Dairy production threatened by spiralling costs

By Gwen Ridler

The UK dairy industry is set to face a challenging year on the back of spiralling production costs and variable milk prices, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Clothier: 'The system is older than you or I'

FoodMan Talks: Wyke Farms grows exports amid Brexit red tape

By Rod Addy

Post-Brexit bureaucracy is still hampering cheese producer Wyke Farms' export efforts, although the company is making considerable headway in markets outside the EU, according to managing director Richard Clothier in the latest FoodMan Talks.

EU officials have rejected a ban on dairy descriptors for vegan and plant-based alternatives

EU officials reject plant-based dairy ban

By Gwen Ridler

European officials have rejected changes to food regulation that would have banned the use of dairy terminology and imagery in the description of plant-based cheese and milk alternatives.

Up to 37 jobs are at risk at Arla Trevarrian in Cornwall

Arla creamery closure puts 37 jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 37 jobs are at risk at Arla Foods Trevarrian Creamery in Cornwall, following plans to close the site in response to a significant decline in volume.

The partnership with Herza allows Meadow Foods to extend its ingredients portfolio

Meadow Foods forges partnership with Herza Schokolade

By Rod Addy

Dairy ingredients group Meadow Foods has forged a strategic partnership with Germany's Herza Schokolade enabling it to distribute Herza’s range of products to manufacturing customers in the UK.

A workers at Muller's Bridgwater site has died from COVID-19

Müller worker dies after contracting COVID-19

By Gwen Ridler

One person has died from COVID-19 and 47 have tested positive for the disease at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ site in Bridgwater, Somerset, leading to scaled down production.

Red Boat Ice Cream has made a £400k investment in a new production lab

Red Boat Ice Cream invests in lab and NPD

By Gwen Ridler

North-Wales gelato producer Red Boat Ice Cream has invested £400,000 in a production lab at its Anglesey hub as part of continued expansion plans.

Müller UK & Ireland has been fined for an accodent at its factory involving an agency worker

Finger amputations cost Müller UK & Ireland £66k

By Gwen Ridler

Müller UK & Ireland has been ordered to pay more than £66k for health and safety failings after an agency worker suffered severe injuries when their fingers were caught in machinery.

This latest iteration of rice starch from Beneo suits a range of applications, including dressings

Beneo discusses first instant rice starch of its kind

By Rod Addy

Global food ingredients supplier Beneo discusses the launch of the first instant clean label rice starch able to withstand harsh processing conditions, which debuted at virtual trade show Fi Europe Connect 2020 earlier this month.

Hamm Tun Fine Foods hopes to raise £40k through crowdfunding to save the business

Cheese maker seeks crowdfunding to escape closure

By Gwen Ridler

Northamptonshire-based cheese maker Hamm Tun Fine Foods has launched a crowdfunding campaign to prevent its closure, after running into difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Muller UK & Ireland produces a host of brands sold in top supermarkets, from Muller Corner to Frijj

Muller UK & Ireland reports 2019 sales and profit drop

By Rod Addy

Dairy product giant Muller UK & Ireland Group has reported sales and profit down in full-year results as inflation raised costs and it continued a hefty investment programme, but it claimed some victories.

The announcement of the winner of the Factory Manager of the Year occurs during The Grocer's 'Golden Week' during which all other trophies for The Grocer Gold Awards are announced online

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 revealed

By Rod Addy

Jo Taylor of dairy giant Arla Foods UK has been named Factory Manager of the Year 2020 after a closely-fought contest involving companies from every food and drink category across the UK.

The investment has enhanced cheese packing capacity and capabilities

Ornua Foods UK invests £3m in Leek factory

By Rod Addy

Dairy product supplier Ornua Foods UK has announced a £3m investment in cutting and packing equipment at its Leek factory to boost capacity in response to strong consumer demand for its cheese.

Meadow Foods’ new plant-based yogurt pots will be made from 100% recycled PET

Meadow Foods commits to slashing plastic waste

By Rod Addy

Dairy ingredients supplier Meadow Foods is stepping up its eco-friendly packaging work, launching a new sustainability pledge in partnership with voluntary global assurance initiative Responsible Plastic Management (RPM) Program.

FMEA winner Rodda has posted growth in its latest financial results

Rodda’s restructure delivers strong results

By Gwen Ridler

Cornish clotted cream producer and former winner of Food Manufacture’s Dairy Manufacturer of the Year Award AE Rodda & Son Group has reported strong annual results following a restructure.

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