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Dairy Crest pairs off with Amor Flexcan

Dairy Crest, the largest dairy food company in the UK, has become the latest company to choose Amcor FlexCan from Amcor Flexibles for its new diced cheese product. Dairy Crest...

Glanbia and Milk Link discuss potential

Glanbia and Milk Link are currently undergoing talks that could result in a partnership that is aimed at exploiting the opportunities in the UK cheese market.

CAP reforms opposed by dairy associations

The National Farmers Union (NFU), the Dairy Industry Association (DIAL) and the Federation of Milk Groups (FMG) have released a joint statement indicating their views to the Department for Environment,...

UK yoghurt debate - what is in a name?

Tony Blair, Mps and MEPs are names that are on the mailing list for Yeo Valley this week. The company claims that it is under...

FDA: Cloned animal milk may be safe

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft assessment regarding the safety of food products that are taken from cloned animals. The...

Imported raclette cheese could flood Swiss market, says EMMI

The Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture has decided that the labelling of raclette cheese produced in Switzerland is to be changed.

Iparlat investment in Argentina

Spanish dairy company Iparlat is set to increase its market presence in Argentina. A multi-million euro investment will land the company, in what it sees...

EU fund German dairy aid

The European Commission has authorised the land of Saxony in Germany to pay €40 million in aid to the dairy group Alois Muller. The funding...

Dairy farmers take action in UK

Another protest has been staged by dairy farmers in the UK regarding the ongoing dispute over supermarket prices. The Somerfield distribution centre in the south west of England has become...

Nestlé buys Volyn Holding

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of Ukrainian food...

First Milk promises milk price increase

First Milk, the UK co-operative, intends to secure an increase of milk prices for dairy farmers. The group said that it will deliver an 'ardent...

Dairy closures for Arla

In order to cut costs, the executive board at Sweden's Arla Foods has voted to close four dairies - two in Denmark and two in...

Cutbacks at Frisco

Staff cuts and closures are looming at Frico Cheese as the company sets out to restructure its cheese maturation and packaging activities. The firm has...

Raclette du Valais registered AOC

Switzerland's department of agriculture has registered Raclette du Valais as an AOC product - which means it must only be made in that one canton or imported from abroad, since...

Co-op opts to withdraw from dairy

The UK's Co-operative Group's farming business, Farmcare, has this week decided to withdraw from the dairy farming industry. The group has said that the move...

Bel sells to Forlasa

Fromageries Bel, the French cheese maker, has sold its Manchego cheese operations in Spain for an undisclosed sum. Bel's Spanish unit Queserias Ibericas has sold...

Kerrygold boosts production capacity

It's all change at Irish dairy firm Kerrygold. The company has boosted production capacity using Ilapak's Delta 3000 HSR inverted, electronic flow-wrapper, and has also...

Probiotic feeds down under

Australians could soon be eating 'healthier' chickens after the government approved BioPlus 2B, a natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for piglets and chickens. On...

GM testing to find new flavours for dairy

New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has been given permission to genetically engineer fruit enzymes into bacteria and yeast to try to produce "novel and desirable...

Calcium supplements could cure baby blues

A clinical trial has been launched at Oregon University to explore the possibility of calcium supplements reducing the risk of post-natal depression (PND). PND is...

'Milk is milk' campaign reaches thousands

The American Center for Global Food Issues (CGFI) has brought its campaign targeted at the false marketing of milk to thousands in the industry at...

Semi-slimmed baby milk?

A major trial on European children is to examine how early childhood diet can reduce the risk of obesity in later life. The findings could...

Wimm-Bill-Dann invests €11m in cheese plant

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has announced the completion of a $13 million production line at Rubtsovsk dairy plant. The dairy will produce Lamber, a new brand of...

Welsh farmers could revolt over milk prices says MP

An MP from North Wales has urged the government to take note of angry Welsh dairy farmers who he says will take to the streets...

Western Europeans are drinking more UHT

A new Arla Foods survey claims that western Europeans are drinking more UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk than ever before. The survey has revealed that...