Dairy

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).

Rubber and plastic contamination sparked recalls in the past week

Rubber and plastic contamination cause food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Rubber and plastic contamination forced the recall of yogurt and chicken products over the past week, as a number of products were returned to stores for containing undeclared allergens.

Cheddar drove UK cheese exports but mozzarella is on the rise

UK cheese exports on the rise

By Aidan Fortune

Exports of cheese from the UK saw a massive year-on-year rise in 2017, as demand from Asia grew.

Meadow Foods has appointed a new site director in Yorkshire

Meadow Foods makes senior hire

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy supplier Meadow Foods has appointed Tony Hodge as the company’s new site director for its Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire site.

A new traceability scheme has been mostly welcomed by the meat and farming sector

Meat industry welcomes livestock traceability scheme

By Aidan Fortune

The meat and agricultural industry has welcomed the creation of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers and processors accurate information about animals and their movements.

Arla's milk prices rose for the first time in three months

Arla increases milk cost for processors

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy supplier Arla Foods is set to increase the price for its milk by 0.32 pence per litre (ppl) from 1 April, the first rise since December last year, taking the price of milk sent to processors to 27.43ppl.

Milk prices have been falling

Arla and First Milk unveil price drops from March

By Michelle Perrett

Milk prices continue to fall, with First Milk and Arla unveiling reductions from March and the National Farmers Union (NFU) pressing Arla to work with farmers to mitigate price cuts.

Meadow Foods makes dairy products such as butter for food manufacturers

Roil acquisition for Meadow Foods

By Rod Addy

Dairy group Meadow Foods has acquired edible oils business Roil Foods for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand its dairy products portfolio.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By Gwen Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

Key brands such as Cathedral City in growth

Spreads and cheese grow revenue for dairy firm

By Michelle Perrett

Dairy Crest confirmed Cathedral City cheese and its spreads brands, including Clover, were the power behind a sales performance that was “well ahead” of last year, according to a trading statement.

Arla plans to make Aylesbury home to the production of lactose-free products for the UK market

Dairy giant plans to invest hundreds of millions in 2018

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Arla aims to invest £460M globally in 2018, including £72M in the UK, amid plans to create a UK manufacturing hub for its Lactofree brand, upgrade production and champion eco-friendly packaging initiatives.

Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier said the  Oscars showcased world class manufacturing and innovation

FMEAS

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards reflect world class manufacturing

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect the nation’s world class manufacturing standards and its ability to thrive in global export markets after Brexit, says Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video, filmed after last year’s...

The top food and drink recruitment stories feature in this photogallery

Top food and drink recruitment stories of 2017

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturing recruiters have had another busy year, with leading companies such as 2 Sisters Food Group and Bakkavor creating hundreds of new roles, as featured in this photogallery.

Ornua has secured a €610M (£538M) bank facility over the next five years

Ornua secures €610M bank facility

By Gwen Ridler

Irish dairy cooperative Ornua has secured a €610M (£538M) bank facility over the next five years, as it continued to support growth in the dairy industry.

Norsleand ceo Nigel Meadows collected the award from Food Manufacture’s publisher Sonia Young and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Norseland wins dairy manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Global speciality cheese business Norseland has won the coveted Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London at the beginning of this month...

SACN’s advice is for the first year of life

Give babies iron and calcium from six months: science body

By Noli Dinkovski

Complementary foods for babies should be encouraged from around six months of age and should include iron- and calcium-containing foods, a draft report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recommended.

Müller has unveiled its £100M investment plans

Müller reveals £100M investment plan

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor Müller is to invest £100M in its UK yogurt and desserts business over the next three years, with plans to upgrade capacity and capabilities at its three sites in Shropshire.

Dairy Crest expects volume growth across its four key brands

Dairy Crest brands drive volume growth

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Country Live, Clover and Frylight – will continue to drive volume growth for the company in the first half of this year, according to its pre-close trading update for the six months to September 30. 

Activist investors want to drive efficiencies in underperforming food firms

Danone targeted by activist investors

By Rick Pendrous

Danone, the French food company best known for its Activia yogurt and Evian water, experienced a share price rise last month following suggestions that it could be facing renewed pressure from investors to improve its profitability and shareholder value.

Graham: ‘It’s never been more important than now to play to our strengths’

Scottish dairy sector urged to raise output

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish dairy boss has called on the sector to “think big” and increase production in order to make the most of the economic uncertainties posed by Brexit.

Blazes at Abergavenny Fine Foods and Ardagh Glass (pictured) were battled by firefighters in the past week

Fire crews battle blaze at cheese factory

By Gwen Ridler

A blaze at a cheese factory in south Wales was battled by fire crews yesterday morning (August 15), while firefighters tackled a burning food packaging manufacturer at the weekend.

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