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Asda looks for single milk supplier

UK retailer Asda is planning to consolidate its milk supply chain in a move that could spell an end to some of the contract of its major suppliers.

Unilever ice cream freezer case continues

Unilever has appealed against last October's European Court's decision that ordered the company to allow competitors to display their ice cream in its freezers cabinets.

Poland's meat and dairy sectors still struggling on EU compliance

The Polish government has announced that a significant number of the country's dairy and meat businesses are still struggling to comply with EU regulations which have to be met by...

One-day conference to discuss Welsh milk-pricing issues

A one-day conference is to take place next month to address the challenges facing the Welsh dairy industry.

Danone to increase dairy production in Russia

Danone has announced plans to increase the production capacity of two of its Russia-based dairies. The move has been influenced by the company's increased Russian profits caused by the growth...

Nestlé to change fat for insoluble fibre

Major Swiss food maker Nestlé is to add a novel fat replacer to its products, revealed the US-based Fiber Gel Technologies, manufacturer of the ingredient, last week.

Russia may increase cheese import duties

In an attempt to protect local producers from the competitive prices of cheese from Europe, Russia is considering increasing the import duty on cheese.

Dairy opportunities in the east

A new report entitled Consumption trends for dairy and livestock products and the use of feeds in production in the CEE Accession and Candidate Countries suggests that food manufacturers operating...

Poor prospects for French dairy market

The chances of growth returning to the French dairy market in the medium term are extremely slim, according to a recent report from French market analysts Xerfi.

Irish dairy wins Baileys contract

Lakeland Dairies, Ireland's fourth largest dairy processor, has won a contract to supply cream for the production of Baileys.

EU25: value-added dairy to offer gains

As 10 countries prepare themselves for accession to the European Union in April, a new report reveals food manufacturers entering, and already present in, these countries might want to start...

A natural solution to automatic milking

Scottish company IceRobotics is a step closer to bringing its robotic milking technology to market following a second round of investment from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the...

Glanbia breaks ground on whey processing facility

Irish dairy group Glanbia has begun construction of a new cheese and whey manufacturing facility expected to generate sales of around $350 million per annum when completed next year.

Italy awaits milk price change

Uncertainties over milk purchasing levels and payments caused by the financial crisis at dairy giant Parmalat is forcing southern European farmers into a race to secure guaranteed sales that may...

Muller complains about Danone's advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has received complaints from members of the public and from the dairy giant Muller about a Danone yoghurt advert published in a UK magazine. The...

Automatic milking in Northern Europe

The University of Maryland is embarking on a tour of the Netherlands and Denmark to discuss some of the problems that may face the users of milking machines that are...

Overproduction undermining price-war

Farmers in the UK have again been urged to cut the level of milk production by the milk year-end in March or face a 'super-levy' from the European Union.

Arla Foods ends feta production in Greece

Arla Foods and Delta Dairies have ended their joint venture in the production of feta cheese in Greece. The termination came into effect 1 January 2004.

Irish and Scandinavian dairy farmers decline

The decline in the number of Scandinavian dairy producers has echoed a trend that appears to be taking shape in Ireland. Figures released on both regions suggests that there may...

UK opposes yoghurt name change

The proposal by the EU to redefine the rules governing what constitutes as yoghurt has come up against a wall of opposition in the UK. The two-fold proposal calls for...

EU accused of butter interference

The New Zealand government has accused the EU of interfering with the country's butter trade. The attack had been ignited by the EU's new rules on the timing of imports.

Arla Foods to increase European activity

Arla Foods believes that it must upgrade its activities in Europe if it is to compete in global markets - this has partly been caused by the increase of own...

DIAL: farmers must manage milk quota

The Dairy Industry Association (DIAL) has urged milk farmers in England and Wales to cut the levels of milk production or face a hefty fine from the Rural Payments Agency...

All wrapped up

UK-based company Packaging Automation has developed a revolutionary new machine for blue stilton that is claimed to wrap products in packaging capable of containing strong smells. The concept, designed for...

First Milk price rise

First milk, the 4,000 strong farmer owned co-operative, has received a 0.9 pence per litre increase on milk that farmers within the group produce. This move brings the standard production...

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