Dairy

Professor Buttriss: ‘Saturated fat intakes have fallen over the past 30 years but remain above recommendations’

OPINION

Lowering saturated fat intakes remains the goal

By Professor Judy Buttriss

There has been much debate about whether saturated fat is bad or not, but the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has confirmed there is robust evidence to uphold existing advice to reduce saturated fat to no more than 10% of total...

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Morrisons has opened up its beef supply chain to accept calves from dairy suppliers

Morrisons to open up beef supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Retailer Morrisons has extended its beef supply chain in the UK to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers to participate in the Arla UK 360 programme.

Ornua planned to move production away from Whitchurch to its facility in Nantwich

Jobs impacted by Ornua factory closure

By Gwen Ridler

Irish dairy producer Ornua has announced plans to close its Whitchurch site, affecting the roles of the 90 members of staff employed at the factory.

Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

The UK exported 1.2bn tonnes of dairy produce, worth £1.6bn, to the EU alone in 2018

Plea for Government support for dairy exports

By Rod Addy

The Government must support dairy exports for the sake of the industry’s future success, according to a report issued by the Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

Müller will close its Foston site, claimed Usdaw

Union confirms Müller factory closure

By Gwen Ridler

More than 200 jobs are at risk at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

Improvements across the dairy sector strive to make the industry more streamlined and fit for purpose

Dairy processing

UK Dairy: Streamlined for success?

By Rick Pendrous

Faced with many challenges, the UK dairy processing sector is undergoing a transformation to ensure it is fit for purpose.

Allen became Dairy Crest CEO on 1 January 2007

Dairy Crest boss replaced

By Helen Gilbert

Dairy Crest chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Allen has stepped down and been replaced by the company’s deputy chief executive and group finance director Tom Atherton.

Meadow Foods has made two senior appointments

Meadow Foods makes senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Gary Lambert as its head of strategic operations.

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire site most at risk

Müller’s Foston plant risks closure, threatening 228 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire plant is most at risk of closure in its continuing cost-reduction programme, threatening 228 jobs according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

Dale Farm products include milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and spreads

Dale Farm to end cheese production at Fivemiletown

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to close its creamery site in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, and transfer the bulk of its branded cheese production to a facility in Cullybackey.

A new test can identify the validity of buffalo mozzarella

Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test

By Noli Dinkovski

Two-thirds of supermarket pizzas, restaurant pizzas and other restaurant dishes labelled as containing buffalo mozzarella have been shown to contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk, after a test was developed to distinguish between...

Ornua apprentice Andrew Burgess discusses his experience at the dairy manufacturer

Meet the apprentice: Ornua Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Ornua Foods says that while young people can get a base knowledge in engineering, having its own apprentices means they get to grips with the company’s equipment from the start. Apprentice Andrew Burgess and Ornua principal engineer Jamie Gould relate...

New product launches by Coca-Cola and Unilever feature in this month's gallery

New product launches in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From Coca-Cola energy drinks to Marmite peanut butter, we take a look at some of the latest developments and trends in the food and drink industry in this gallery of new product developments.

Inside the Factory co-presenters Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey at the Primula factory in Gateshead

Cheesemaker features on BBC Two factory show

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east spreadable cheesemaker showed the nation how it makes 3,000t of product a year when it appeared on TV series Inside the Factory earlier this week (26 March).

The move taps into the trend for plant-based diets, says brand owner Upfield

Flora gets vegan-friendly overhaul

By Noli Dinkovski

Spreads brand Flora is to become 100% plant-based has part of a relaunch that includes a rollout of the Dairy Free variant to caterers.

Guidance over raw milk production was discussed by Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association

Food bodies meet over raw milk guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) recently met with the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association (SCA) to discuss the concerns over guidance for the production of cheese made from raw, or unpasteurised,...

The Belgian company specialises in creating ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate products

DEVELOPMENT HUB

How Puratos puts innovation centre stage

By Noli Dinkovski

With innovation centres around the world, Puratos is on the frontline of new product development. So, what are its latest findings?

Dairy Crest is to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m

Dairy Crest to be bought in £975m deal

By Aidan Fortune

Manufacturer of Cathedral City and Country Life Dairy Crest has agreed to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m.

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