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Unilever recalls ice cream due to metal contamination

Unilever is recalling four batches of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream due to potential metal contamination.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

New research from Euromonitor shows continued economic and political instability in the world’s biggest economies is dramatically affecting the global performance of dairy, with what initially appears to be a...

Protein ice cream: The Red Bull of the freezer aisle?

Rising protein ice cream brand WheyHey isn’t stopping at being the 'Red Bull of the freezer aisle'; it wants to provide an alternative to the 'rubbish' food companies are serving...

France creates new ice cream trade group

Nestlé, Unilever and General Mills are among the founding members of France's new ice-cream industry group.

Region by Region: What are the top 10 selling ice creams in the world?

Magnum, Cornetto, Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s… the ice-cream and frozen dessert market is full of well-known brands, but who takes the top spots in worldwide sales? Using data from Euromonitor...

April new product round-up

A look at some of the new products on the shelves in April

This month, there are new products featured from cottage cheese to protein drinks, ice cream to yogurt and milk to smoothies. If you have a new product that you'd like...

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

Dairy part of Courtauld Commitment 2025 to reduce by 20% and save £20bn

Arla, Nestlé UK and Ireland, Unilever and Dairy UK are among the more than 100 companies and organizations signing up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

Chupa Chups ice cream launching

Global confectionery manufacturer, Perfetti Van Melle, has partnered with Unilever to introduce a range of individually wrapped ice-creams under the Spanish lollipop brand, Chupa Chups.

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be best strategy for bone health: Study

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be the best strategy for bone health, results from the 5000-strong Generation R study have suggested. 

Unilever capping ice cream calories

Unilever has confirmed that from spring this year its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer in the UK.

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New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

Tetra Pak: Top Six Millennial Needs

‘Millennials are coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the F&B industry’

Tetra Pak has characterized six underlying needs of Millennials who are the largest and most influential generation of consumers, and explains how to target them through product formulation and packaging...

Italian gelato buyout sees Unilever eye scoop of premium ice cream market

Unilever looks set to take a bigger share of the premium ice cream market in addition to moving towards its own retail presence through the acquisition of Italian gelato business...

Dairy Top 20 - Nestlé's reign continues, Lactalis unseats Danone, and Yili holds strong

Nestlé took the top spot and Lactalis unseated its French rival Danone to take second place in the Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of...

Emsur’s first US packaging facility ramps up manufacturing

Emsur has opened its first US production facility after seeing a growing demand for its yoghurts and desserts outside of Europe.

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies...

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Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed sum to a private equity player. Analyst and author Julian Mellentin tracks the...

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Unilever sells Slim Fast to private equity firm Kainos Capital for undisclosed sum

Unilever has sold its Slim Fast weight management brand to private equity firm Kainos Capital, but will retain a minority stake in the business. 

Top 20 Dairy Manufacturers - the Ups and Downs of 2013

European dairies Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis made up the podium in the latest Rabobank Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of Fonterra, Saputo, Yili and Mengniu lined up?

French agency bucks EU with plant sterol-stanol cholesterol rejection

France’s food safety agency (ANSES) has put itself at scientific odds with the EU’s central food science authority by concluding data is lacking to back plant sterols and stanols for...

EU heart health group backs sterols-stanols

Two grams of plant sterols or plant stanols per day in functional foods can help manage cholesterol for those with moderate heart disease risk and who are taking statin drugs,...

Victory for Ben & Jerry’s in three-year legal wrangle over ‘all-natural’ ice cream with alkalized cocoa

Ben & Jerry’s - which voluntarily agreed to stop using the term ‘all-natural’ on its ice cream three years ago - has scored a  legal victory in a case filed...

The Coca-Cola Company & WWF support BFA

Nestlé, Danone, Unilever, form plant-based bioplastics alliance

Nestlé has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven consumer firms to promote the development of bioplastics, derived from plant materials.

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