Professor Buttriss: ‘Saturated fat intakes have fallen over the past 30 years but remain above recommendations’


Lowering saturated fat intakes remains the goal

By Professor Judy Buttriss

There has been much debate about whether saturated fat is bad or not, but the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has confirmed there is robust evidence to uphold existing advice to reduce saturated fat to no more than 10% of total...

Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

Graham's The Family Dairy is appealing against a decision to block the development of a £20m dairy centre

Dairy appeals planning permission refusal

By Gwen Ridler

A Scottish dairy processor is appealing a decision by Scottish ministers last month to refuse planning permission for a £20m dairy facility and housing development in Stirlingshire, which would have created up to 800 jobs.

Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to close its Chadwell Heath factory

Müller plans London factory closure and 389 job cuts

By Matt Atherton

Müller Milk & Ingredients wants to cut 389 jobs at its Chadwell Heath, north-east London, factory, after the dairy firm announced plans to close the facility because it’s “no longer economically viable”, while investing £100M elsewhere.

Arla Foods is raising the price of its milk in September 2016

Arla Foods raises milk price to 20p a litre

By Matt Atherton

The National Farmers Union (NFU) said it was “a relief” that Arla Foods planned to increase its milk prices by 1p a litre from September 1.

The UK government should provide more support for dairy farmers

UK government must follow the French with dairy support

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK government should provide dairy farmers with similar support and financial backing given by its French counterpart to help secure sustainable milk supplies and fight against the “bleak future” it faces, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Eustice: 'The past year has been a rollercoaster ride.'

Dairy crisis

Eustice: dairy report pierces short term gloom

By Rod Addy

The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG’s) report, launched on March 3, “looks through short-term gloom to the long term potential” of the industry, MP George Eustice has claimed.

Dairy suppliers needed more support, the committee argued

Dairy Crisis

Scottish committee ‘horrified’ by dairy abuse claims

By Rod Addy

Milk suppliers have complained of retailer abuse to Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, according to a letter sent to Scotland’s rural affairs, food and environment secretary Richard Lochhead.

Vote for British food, urged Meurig Raymond and deputy presidents Minette Batters and Guy Smith

Election 2015

Food to be highlighted ahead of election

By Michael Stones

A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers Union (NFU) next week.

The dairy industry faces challenges that politicians need to address, says Dairy UK

Dairy UK launches industry election manifesto

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.

Dairy Crest has cut March milk prices, but put the brakes on furthers cuts for now


Dairy Crest avoids milk price cut

By Rod Addy

Dairy processors have halted milk price cuts for the time being, as the market struggles to right itself.

Grocery code adjudicator Christine Tacon

PM: empower groceries code adjudicator

By Rod Addy

Groceries code adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon should be able to enforce her decisions with fines and have her remit extended, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The dairy industry faces an unprecendented crisis amid oversupply and falling prices

Dairy crisis

NFU ‘urgently seeking answers’ from First Milk

By Rod Addy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is planning urgent talks with First Milk after the farmer cooperative proposed to crank up its members’ costs at a time when the dairy industry is under severe financial pressure.

The EFRA committee is investigating the impact of price volatility for milk and dairy products

Dairy prices enquiry launched

By Rod Addy

An official enquiry into dairy prices has been launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee following the rapid plunge in milk prices in the past year.

Create more demand for dairy, Neil Parish urges

Dairy crisis

MP urges industry to drive dairy demand

By Nicholas Robinson

The UK’s food and drink industry must step up and support dairy farmers by driving consumer demand for milk and milk products with innovation, a prominent MP has urged.

Farmers have faced increasing pressure as prices paid for their milk have plummeted


Dairy storm intensifies as protests loom

By Rod Addy

The dairy supply chain storm has intensified, with Müller appealing for planned protests over milk price cuts to be called off, while the dairy industry code faces increasing scrutiny.

Campaigners are fighting dairy industry plans for expanding output

Welfare groups fight mega-dairy plans

By Nicholas Robinson

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) chief executive Philip Lymbery has slammed UK dairy industry plans to drive up milk production to reduce the £1.2bn dairy deficit as “irresponsible” and “cruel”.

Dairy Crest said closing its Fenstanton facility would enable re-investment at other sites

Dairy Crest closes Fenstanton plant with loss of 248 jobs

By Mike Stones

Production staff at Dairy Crest’s Fenstanton plant in Cambridgeshire are expected to clock off for the last time today (Friday, January 11), in line with its plans announced last April to close the site with the loss of 248 jobs.

Core brands such as Cathedral City performed well, according to analysts

Dairy Crest 'must raise its game' after a 'difficult' year

By Rick Pendrous

Dairy Crest has reported a "continuing difficult trading environment", particularly for its Dairies Division, for the first half of the financial year (H1). This has led analysts to call for an improvement in its performance in the second half...

Glanbia processes one third of Ireland's milk

Grass roots

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Emerald Isle's green and natural lands form the roots of its plans to become a world-leading exporter of sustainable food and drink, reports Lorraine Mullaney

Robert Wiseman Dairies:

Wiseman in new price talks with dairy farmers

By John Wood

Robert Wiseman Dairies is looking to rebuild its relationship with its suppliers after a summer that has seen milk processing depots across the country blockaded by angry farmers protesting at below cost prices for their milk.

The Irish Dairy Board exports to more than 80 countries

Irish Dairy Board acquires The Cheese Warehouse

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has strengthened its position in the UK’s food ingredients and foodservice sectors by acquiring The Cheese Warehouse, a UK-based cheese ingredients supplier.

Unite and Usdaw are in talks with Dairy Crest over job cuts at two of its sites

Unite and Usdaw confirm Dairy Crest job talks

By Dan Colombini

Unite the union and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers have confirmed that they are in talks with Dairy Crest following its decision to axe nearly 500 jobs with the closure of two UK dairies.

Cash cows

Cash cows

By Michelle Knott

Cow shuffling may never make it as an Olympic sport, but dozens of British dairy farmers have taken it up recently on behalf of Robert Wiseman Dairies. They've spent months testing their animals and rejigging multiple herds in order to form an elite...


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