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Swapping Sweden for Isle of Wight

Butter science: Buttervikings on creating restaurant-quality butter

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, hand-crafted butter creators Buttervikings moved their operation from Sweden to the UK in October 2015.

Price of butter futures jumps by 13%

Low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter futures prices upwards, according to Greenfields Ingredients, the UK division of Greenfields Ireland.

Bespoke butter tub leads to 65% increase in sales claims TINE

A bespoke butter tub from RPC Superfos has led to a 65% increase in sales, according to Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE.

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

Arla introduces flavors with Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

Arla Foods is launching a new series of flavored spreadables with its Lurpak Spreadable Infusions.

Kavli redesigns cheese spread packaging for on-shelf appeal and extended shelf life

Kavli food group has partnered with injection molder RPC Superfos and IML label manufacturer, Verstraete IML, to redesign its cheese spread packaging.

Perfect Channel supports new 24/7 GDT launch

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the world dairy trading platform, is expanding its role in online trading and digital services.

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Ornua continues to grow profits with 18% increase in EBITDA

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced an 18% increase in EBITDA for the 2015 financial year.

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the...

Hearing held to strengthen Canadian border controls on dairy imports

Canada may crack down on dairy imports following a hearing held with four of Canada’s largest dairy players.  

Valio and Fazer join forces to reduce salt with ValSa

Globally, salt is seen as one of the most significant risk factors for high blood pressure and reducing salt intake has become a priority.

Dairy ingredient prices could rise soon, warns leading European trader

Dairy commodity prices have dropped, and food manufacturers should lock into a long-term deal quickly before they rise again, traders Greenfield Ireland are warning.

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FrieslandCampina efficiency drive means job losses

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina says that its research has revealed ways to raise efficiency and reduce costs at its production locations in Lochem and Veghel.

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Minerva Dairy launching Amish Roll butter to tap artisan market

The oldest family-owned dairy in the US, Minerva Dairy, is releasing its new Amish Roll butter in May this year, the company announced. 

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Graham’s The Family Dairy inks deal with Brakes Scotland

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a new deal with Scottish food suppliers Brakes Scotland to provide milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and crème fraiche to its customers...

Report looks at Scottish butter and cheddar markets

Scottish processors struggle to create strong cheese and butter brands that can compete with large multinational processors, according to a recent report. 

Anger as new Eatwell Guide slashes dairy

Public Health England’s (PHE) launch of the new Eatwell Guide, which promotes more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and almost halves the amount of dairy in the diet, has drawn...

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.

Valio looks to 2016 after bad year

Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio had a bad 2015, according to the cooperative.

Feed your beard with dairy

The Italian dairy association, Assolatte, is encouraging fashionable beard maintenance, not with scissors, but with dairy.

UK should launch ‘3-a-day’ dairy program: report

A new report published by the UK Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched in London Wednesday at the Houses of Parliament.

Fowler Welch set to take over Dairy Crest NDC transport

Dairy Crest has announced it is planning a strategic partnership with Fowler Welch at its National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Nuneaton in the UK.

Indian dairy industry growing: TechSci report interview

TechSci has published a new report on the Indian dairy industry.

FrieslandCampina pursues Pakistan company as profits rise

In its report for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina announced net profits of $373m (€343m).

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