R&R Ice Cream will play a central role in the consolidation of the European ice cream market over the next decade as smaller players struggle to compete in a market dominated by a handful of major supermarkets, its boss has predicted.
The UK definition of 'ice cream' must be brought in line with the rest of Europe if the Food Standards Agency (FSA) wants manufacturers to make meaningful progress on saturated fat reduction, according to a leading supplier.
A novel milk containing significantly reduced levels of saturated fat could offer fresh hope to manufacturers under pressure to improve the nutritional profile of butter, cheese and cream, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt.
Retailers and manufacturers are still struggling to develop an approach to saturated fat reduction that delivers a return on investment and appeals to consumers, according to delegates at Food Manufacture’s first round table debate on sat fats.
The amount of time and money Office of Fair Trading (OFT) officials have spent pursuing their investigation into alleged price fixing in the dairy industry is “quite ridiculous”, according to a leading competition lawyer.
Dairy manufacturers and supermarkets will receive a welcome boost to their coffers in the form of a rebate from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) this summer after the watchdog agreed to reduce fines in its price-fixing probe.
Food for Health Ireland (FHI) has identified scores of bioactive ingredients from milk that could potentially be developed into functional food ingredients as its 'intelligent milk mining' initiative gathers pace.