Left: OFI's Cascara made from coffee waste, Centre: Vegan Casein from Fooditive

Latest innovations in food and drink ingredients

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan proteins ‘genetically identical’ to the ones found in milk to the growth of microalgae in the pet food market, we run-down some of the latest innovations in food and drink ingredients.

Glnbia Cheese has been acquired by Leprino Foods Company. Image: istock, Rita Jacobs


Glanbia completes sale of cheese business

By Gwen Ridler

Glanbia has confirmed the completion of the sale of its shareholdings in Glanbia Cheese to Leprino Foods Company in a deal worth at least €178.9m (£157.27m).

Frank's Ice Cream has made 14 members of staff redundant


Workers made redundant at Frank’s Ice Cream

By Gwen Ridler

Carmarthenshire, Wales-based manufacturer Frank’s Ice Cream Ltd has made more than a dozen members of staff redundant, after failing to secure funds to continue production since entering administration.

Winter Tarn Dairy has invested £150k in new machinery at its site in Cumbria


Winter Tarn Dairy £150k factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

Cumbria-based Winter Tarn Dairy has invested £150k in a new production facility and specialist packaging machinery to help meet increasing demand for the foodservice sector.

Crossley: 'This Code is urgently needed, as is having the right mechanism for enforcement, with appropriate teeth’


Dairy industry repeats calls for Code of Conduct

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the dairy industry have repeated calls for the Government to make good on its promise for a dairy industry Code of Conduct to address power imbalances in the sector.

Müller UK & Ireland has made a £100k charity payment to the Environment Agency after failing to prevent ammonia from being discharged into a nearby river


Müller £100k charity payment for ammonia discharge

By Gwen Ridler

Müller UK & Ireland Group has made a £100k charity payment to the Environment Agency after failing to prevent ammonia from being discharged into a river near its Shropshire factory.

Left to right: Kim Kettle of Long Clawson Dairy chats with Bethan Grylls of Food Manufacture


Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode four

By Bethan Grylls

Episode four finds Bethan Grylls in Leicester where she hears from cooperative-run cheese manufacturer, Long Clawson Dairy and one of its affiliated farmers, Paul Eggleston, on the link between sustainability and food security.

We look at the latest innovations in cutting and slicing technology

Long read

Cutting and slicing: Integration, innovation and robotics

By Gwen Ridler

Integrated lines, ultrasonics and robotics are just some of the latest innovations in slicing and cutting technology to debut from food and drink machinery providers. Here, we look at the latest trends across this sector of the industry and what new advancements...

UK food and drink exports hit record highs in 2021


UK food exports reach record highs in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

UK food and drink exports reached record highs in 2022, with most categories exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Packaging for hard cheese can be a determining factor in consumer purchases


Transparent packaging driving hard cheese sales

By Gwen Ridler

Transparency, the ability to reseal products and sustainability were key features consumers look for in hard cheese packaging when purchasing, according to new research from Amcor.

Wyke Farms has secured a £30m general export facility from Barclays

Wyke Farms secures £30m export facility

By Gwen Ridler

Somerset-based cheese maker Wyke Farms has secured a £30m ‘General Export Facility’ to support its continued international expansion.

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK announced senior appointments today

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery brand Hovis has appointed Jon Jenkins as its new chief executive, effective from 31 October 2022, as Ornua Foods UK announces the appointment of a new managing director.

Arla has committed to science based targets

Arla launches climate roadmap

By Michelle Perrett

Arla has launched its Climate Roadmap – Towards Carbon Net Zero Dairy, being among one of the first in the dairy sector to have its targets verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

British Organic Dairy Co has secured listings in 2,400 stores across the US

Organic UK cheese brand expands in the US

By Gwen Ridler

Organic UK dairy co-operative Omsco (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) has expanded into the US with the launch of its British Organic Dairy Co (BODC) branded range of cheddars into stores across the country.

Kendamil will be the first international infant milk to be exported to the US

Kendamil to export to US and double capacity

By Gwen Ridler

Baby milk producer Kendamil, a brand of Kendal Nutricare, is set to become the first international manufacturer to export infant formula to the US in response to a shortage crisis, with plans to double capacity in response.

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

Digital feature: long read

Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.


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