Clothier claims there are 'points of difference' between his brand and its competitors

Old and the new

By Gary Scattergood

Wyke Farms is combining history and modern marketing to sustain its rise, reports Gary Scattergood

Grocontinental has also invested in updating its vehicle fleet

DEFRA boss opens £5M frozen food warehouse

By Rod Addy

Owen Paterson, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) claimed Grocontinental made a “major contribution to the local economy” as he opened its £5M frozen food warehouse.

Cheese maker's latest starches to reduce production time

Hard cheese saves time and money

KMC has developed two CheeseMaker speciality starches that enable producers to make recombined parmesan and other hard cheese alternatives easily and quickly. Traditionally, 12-16 litres of raw milk are necessary to process a parmesan cheese and it needs...

Milk supplies are on 'a knife edge', said Richard Clothier

Why milk suppliers are living on a knife-edge

By Gary Scattergood

Milk supplies are on a “knife-edge” and the next four weeks will be critical for manufacturers – with a sustained period of heavy rain likely to see prices soar, says the md of cheesemaker Wyke Farms.

Interest in stronger cheese flavours is growing

Worth its salt

By Michelle Knott

Cheese's salt content is bad for its image but it's there for a good reason, reports Michelle Knott

Colston Bassett Dairy produces 53,000 handmade cheeses a year

Tasty tradition

By Gary Scattergood

Heritage and quality are key, Stilton boss Billy Kevan tells Gary Scattergood

Food manufacturers say salt is a key ingredient in the cheese-making process

Salty cheese claims denied by dairy industry

By Mike Stones

The Dairy Council has denied claims from the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) that food manufacturers add too much salt to cheese.

Many consumers would like to buy British but are confused by labels, says the NFU

NFU campaigns for clearer food labels

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers and retailers should use clearer labelling to specify country-of-origin and end consumer confusion, says the the National Farmers Union (NFU), which has launched a Flag It Facebook campaign to highlight its message.

Two UR5 robots are in use at an Icelandic dairy

New easy-to-use Danish robot targets small food firms

By Rick Pendrous

A low-priced flexible robot, which is simple to programme and doesn't require specialist coding skills, is expected to receive a warm welcome by smaller food firms looking to make their first step into automation, according to the Danish company...

Lack of NPD spend in the UK cheese sector has hit sales, according to one expert

UK cheese market hit by lack of NPD spend

By Dan Colombini

A lack of investment in new product development (NPD) and support for brands has hit sales in the UK cheese sector, according to a leading industry expert.


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