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.

More automation could offset rising labour costs, says Finsbury boss

Finsbury hit by rising commodity and labour costs

By Noli Dinkovski

A combination of high commodity prices and labour costs are a “constant attrition”, hindering growth at one of the UK’s biggest bakery firms, its group finance director has claimed.

Encapsulation kit for filled cookies

Encapsulation kit for filled cookies

By Rick Pendrous

An encapsulation system enabling high-value filled cookies to be made on any Baker Perkins wirecut machine is now available.

Baker’s Friend Light and Baker’s Friend Extra Light follow the original Baker’s Friend

Light butter replacers added to Baker’s range

By Noli Dinkovski

Two new varieties of a product that can directly replace butter or margarine, but is said to be healthier and up to half the price, have been developed by the Carotino Group.

Robert Graham (l) with Scotland’s rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead

Graham’s dairy invests £1M in spreadable butter

By Rod Addy

Graham’s The Family Dairy is pumping £1M into production facilities at its Aithrey Kerse Farm at Bridge of Allan in Scotland to boost spreadable butter capabilities and increase flexibility.

Indulgent spreads have influenced several non-spread brands

Nutella influence spreads

New product development opportunities lie in the nut-based and sweet spread category, particularly with regard to ingredient flavour and multi-use innovation, according to new research from Mintel.

Saturated fats in dairy products like cheese have long been demonised

Dairy bosses welcome new sat fat study

By Nicholas Robinson

Dairy bosses have welcomed a new study that suggests saturated fats in foods like butter and cheese are not bad for heart health.

Clare Cheney, director general, Provision Trade Federation

Government’s smart swaps aren't so smart

I was going to write about sugar being the new salt for the healthy diet campaigners. But I changed my mind when I looked at the government’s Change4Life so-called Smart Swaps online. What a muddle!

Anchor will produced in the UK for the first time from next month

Arla to produce Anchor in UK for first time

By Mike Stones

Milk processor Arla is to produce Anchor butter in the UK for the first time, after the firm moves production to its Westbury site in Wiltshire from New Zealand.

Cold-pressed rape seed oil developed for food manufacturers

'Healthy' oils for food manufacturing

Norfolk-based cold pressed rapeseed oil producer Larchwood Foods has developed two oils to meet the requirements of the food manufacturing sector: Larchwood Foods Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil and Larchwood Foods Extra Virgin High Oleic Cold...

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