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Ted is now a superstar

Yo yo yo yo (Yeo) Valley!

By Elaine Watson

Early indications are that Yeo Valley may have turned the swag on with its latest ad campaign, which has become an overnight YouTube sensation (and turned an owl called Ted into an international celebrity).

Smith: More bang for your buck

Tim Smith: FSA cash must be allocated differently

By Elaine Watson

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will have to trim its budget by at least 25% over the next four years, which means it will have to “hand a great deal of responsibility [for food safety enforcement] back to the industry”, according to chief executive Tim...

Dairy and whisky firms test novel technology to clean pipes

Dairy and whisky firms test novel technology to clean pipes

By Elaine Watson

A novel technology that uses air instead of gallons of water and cleaning agents to clean process pipe work is being installed at a UK whisky manufacturer this week and will shortly be tested by a UK dairy manufacturer.

Dairy Crest secures Morrisons contract, but at what price?

Dairy Crest secures Morrisons contract, but at what price?

By Elaine Watson

While Dairy Crest says that full-year profits should be in line with expectations, City analysts have been engaged in feverish speculation over the price it has paid to retain its milk contract with Morrisons.

Can Robert Wiseman regain the initiative after profit warning?

Can Robert Wiseman regain the initiative after profit warning?

By Elaine Watson

While last week’s profit warning was a serious blow, Robert Wiseman Dairies is in a good position to try and claw back some of the initiative over the next 18 months, particularly if it is able to win business from Asda and Morrisions, according to Investec...

DEFRA to draw up new COOL guide by end of November

DEFRA to draw up new COOL guide by end of November

By Elaine Watson

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is aiming to draw up a new voluntary code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) by the end of November.

Analyst: Asda's discounting has decimated milk margins

Analyst: Asda's discounting has decimated milk margins

By Elaine Watson

Asda’s margin-crushing promotional activity on liquid milk has prompted a wave of price-cutting that has contributed to “a material destruction of category profitability”, according to one City analyst.

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