Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

Barwheys Dairy is to close citing financial and regulatory pressures

Barwheys Dairy announces closure

By Aidan Fortune

Ayrshire-based cheesemaker Barwheys Dairy has revealed that it is to close its doors in early 2019, citing increased regulatory inspections as one of the main reasons.

sales of galacto oligosaccharides are set to double over the next ten years

Dietary fibre looks set for healthy growth

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of dietary fibre galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) are set to double over the next ten years as the infant formula industry ramps up demand, according to new research.

TFAs are naturally present in food products derived from ruminant animals, such as meat and dairy products

EU draft legislation limits trans fats

By Rod Addy

Trans fat limits for food have been introduced into EU draft legislation, with a proposed restriction of 2g per 100g of fat, where trans fatty acids (TFAs) are not naturally present in animal fat.

Müller posted an operating loss in its full-year results

Müller posts operating loss in challenging market

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor Müller UK & Ireland has posted an operating loss of £132m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2017, as the company continued to target cost-cutting measures.

A vet shortage could lead to border delays for the food industry

Vet shortage causing border concerns

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario could result in food being delayed at borders due to a shortage of vets.

Arla is to pay its net profit to its farmers

Arla to pay £280m to drought-hit farmers

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor Arla is to pay out the entirety of its 2018 net profit to its farmer partners, who were hit by the extreme weather conditions in Europe.

The UK has secured a £240m dairy trade deal with China

UK secures £240m China dairy export deal

By Gwen Ridler

International trade secretary Liam Fox has secured a multi-million pound export deal with China to supply UK dairy products made with milk from third countries.

Errington was forced to lay off its last two members of staff, as the council refused to release stocks of its cheese

E.coli death linked cheesemaker lays off staff

By Gwen Ridler

Errington Cheese, the Scottish cheesemaker linked to a fatal outbreak of E.coli O157 in 2016, has made the last of its remaining staff redundant, as sales dropped in spite of a ruling that cleared the company of breaching hygiene regulations.

Unite members at Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action

Strike action threatened at Dale Farm

By Gwen Ridler

Members of trade union Unite working for dairy processor Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action, after a breakdown in pay negotiations.

Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy have spent £1.2m on a campaign to get millennials to stick with dairy

Dairy UK spends £1.2m on social media campaign

By Gwen Ridler

Trade association Dairy UK and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) dairy division have spent £1.2m on a campaign to persuade millennials to stick with dairy.

Graham's The Family Dairy is appealing against a decision to block the development of a £20m dairy centre

Dairy appeals planning permission refusal

By Gwen Ridler

A Scottish dairy processor is appealing a decision by Scottish ministers last month to refuse planning permission for a £20m dairy facility and housing development in Stirlingshire, which would have created up to 800 jobs.

Meadow Foods makes a range of dairy products for foodservice customers as well as dairy ingredients

Investor cashes in on Meadow Foods growth

By Rod Addy

Sales growth at Meadow Foods has led to finance group Exponent investing in the dairy processor in a deal that entails buying key investor Paine Schwartz’s full shareholding.

McMahon: ‘We aim to provide a formula as naturally close to breastmilk as possible’

McMahon: ‘conspiracy of silence’ over baby feeding

By Noli Dinkovski

Correct feeding from birth should be subject to a full government inquiry as part of its drive to tackle child obesity, the boss of the UK’s only producer of infant feed formula has claimed.

Buffalo Farm is to become the first Scottish producer of buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo Farm receives £500k grant

By Aidan Fortune

Farm and butchery Buffalo Farm is to use a £500,000 grant to become Scotland’s first producer of buffalo mozzarella.

Another major fipronil incident has been reported in Germany, with eggs originating from the Netherlands

FSA: no evidence of fipronil eggs in UK

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed there is no evidence to suggest eggs affected by the latest fipronil scare have been distributed in the UK.

Cheese maker Appleby Creamery has won £250k of funding to expand the business

Appleby Creamery secures £250k loan

By Gwen Ridler

Artisan cheese maker Appleby Creamery has secured a £250,000 loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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