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UK govt turns down plea for ice cream VAT cut

An appeal to cut VAT for ice cream has been turned down by the UK government.

Unilever invests in Hungarian ice cream factory

Unilever said it is investing HUF2.2bn (€8m) in its Hungarian ice cream factory in order to build a new updated cold storage space at the facility, plans which were previously...

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

The dominance of R&R Ice Cream and Unilever in the ice cream market looks set to continue and could threaten innovation, especially amongst new enterprises, according to a new report...

Loseley Dairy Ice Cream assets sold to US firm

The plant and machinery belonging to Welsh firm Loseley Dairy Ice Cream has been sold to an undisclosed US company, has learnt.

Ice cream ingredient enhances creaminess with less fat, says Tate & Lyle

A new ice cream ingredient can reduce fat content by 20 per cent whilst enhancing the product’s creaminess and reducing costs, according to the manufacturer Tate & Lyle.

New artisan ice cream emulsifier boosts quality without heat, Danisco

A new emulsifier/stabilizer can boost the quality and enhance the storage stability of artisan ice cream without requiring further processing, such as heating and homogenisation, according to Danisco.

Beechdean buys Loseley Ice Cream brands

Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream has bought Loseley Dairy Ice Cream’s brands out of administration, and revealed plans to double its own turnover to £20m within two years as a...

New ice cream mixer promises to slash processing costs

A new ice cream mixing machine can cut heat and energy processing costs between 65 and 85 per cent, as well as creating a smoother product, according to manufacturer Rokk.

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Chilean ice cream market heats up

Ice cream sales growth in Chile is expected to beat the 38 per cent increase seen last year, according to a report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Study finds ice cream colder that it needs to be

New research suggests that ice cream manufacturers could turn up the heat of their freezers without jeopardising product quality.

Multifunctional ice cream on the horizon

A US scientist says he is in the final stages of creating the first ever multifunctional ice cream.

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New pastures for New Forest Ice Cream

New Forest Ice Cream is about to complete its purchase of a new 20,000 sq ft factory, which will allow it to increase production five-fold.

FSA goes Gaga over breast milk ice cream...

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether a controversial ice cream made with donated breast milk, and sold in a London restaurant, breaches food safety regulations.

Study investigates sensory properties of fishy ice cream

Ice cream enriched with fish proteins may be acceptable after production, but storage is a problem, according to new research.

Unilever to create “green energy” at ice cream factory

Unilever is to create “green energy” at its Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland by installing a bio-digester which converts natural waste products into gas.

Greek authorities approve Unilever ice cream buy

The Greek competition authorities have conditionally approved the purchase of a Greek ice cream brand by food giant Unilever.

High pressure processing whips up thicker ice cream

A new study suggests that high pressure processing may enable ice cream manufacturers to reduce the use of additives and make better low fat products.

Rachel's boss takes helm at Loseley Dairy Ice Cream

Ex-Rachel’s boss Neil Burchell has taken the helm at Cwmbran-based ice cream maker Loseley Dairy Ice Cream (formerly known as Hill Station Ice Cream).

Racy religious ice cream ads fail ASA test

British ice cream brand Antonio Federici has once again fallen foul of advertising rules in the UK over an ad portraying two priests on the verge of a kiss.

Moody’s: R&R Ice Cream well-placed to do more deals

Ice cream maker R&R is well placed to make further sizeable acquisitions if it continues to improve margins, particularly in its French operations, according to credit ratings firm Moody's....

Ice cream not a problem for probiotic bacteria: Study

Ice creams with added pre- or probiotics can be formulated to have good nutritional and sensory properties, according to research, with careful balancing of the recipe to ensure acceptable taste,...

ADM Cocoa meets rising demand for lower sat fat levels in ice cream coatings

ADM Cocoa says it is fulfilling consumer and industry demand for healthier ice cream products, with a new range of coatings that its claims reduce saturated fat levels by over...

Mintel: Luxury tastes drive big value growth in Euro ice cream

A growing desire for premium and indulgent ice cream has fed high value growth in Western Europe, helping manufacturers defy the recession.

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R&R buys into French ice cream market

R&R Ice Cream is expanding its reach abroad with the planned acquisition of France’s third largest ice cream manufacturer.

Ice cream and frozen desserts market in US remains solid, says report

Sales of ice cream and related frozen desserts in the US are up on last year as discounts and deals hold off the effects of recession, according to Packaged Facts.

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