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Horse meat scandal ‘opened the eyes’ of dairy industry to adulteration dangers – FOSS

This year’s horse meat scandal has “opened the eyes” of European dairy processors to the dangers of adulteration, according to product testing solutions provider, FOSS.


Leader of the pack: Innovations to boost dairy product quality and safety

A Mintel global packaging expert examines the potential that several packaging features have to boost dairy product quality and safety, from time temperature indicators (TTIs) to active packaging.

Manufacturer seeks partner to create smoky, glittery, glowing and effervescent ice cream

A leading ice cream manufacturer is looking for partners to help it create an ”innovative and surprising sensorial effects during the consumption of ice cream”. 

French private equity firm to acquire R&R Ice Cream

French private equity firm, PAI Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire Europe’s largest private label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, for an undisclosed sum.


Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...


Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...


‘Quality’ dairy nutrients could slash US healthcare costs by billions: DRI president

Dairy products play an vital role in disease prevention, and could save the US healthcare system billions if consumers ate them at recommended levels, according to the Dairy Research Institute...

Unilever attempts to shake off Cornetto’s ‘seasonal’ image through rebrand

Unilever has attempted to refresh the reputation of its iconic Cornetto ice cream brand as a 'summertime treat' in favour of a more "youthful" image, the British design company drafted in...

R&R Ice Cream declines to comment on takeover reports

R&R Ice Cream – Europe’s largest private label ice cream manufacturer - has declined to comment on reports that it is on the verge of a takeover by French private...

Breakthrough keeps ice cream cold while heating topping

Frozen food manufacturers can now create inexpensive ice cream desserts with toppings that can be heated in a microwave without melting the ice cream thanks to another breakthrough from Shieltron.

Nestlé facing ice cream lawsuit over ‘monopolistic’ US practices

Nestlé is facing court in the US over allegations it used “unfair” and “monopolistic” business practices to limit the availability of Clemmy’s ice cream in a number of major supermarkets....

‘Indulgence without guilt’ driving ice cream innovation – Cosucra

Increasing public concern about health and weight management has led to demand for ice cream products that allow consumers to “indulge without guilt”, Belgian ingredients manufacturer Cosucra has claimed....

Callebaut ups Scandinavian capacity with $36m Carletti acquisitions

Barry Callebaut has acquired Sweden’s ASM Foods from Carletti and has taken over additional operations from Carletti in Demark to up its production capacity in Scandinavia.

Dairy sector is next for dehydration technology

Dairy processing firm Gay Lea Foods is testing Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration technology from Canadian company EnWave to create dried dairy products.

Rokk’s robot boosts ice cream, cake capacity

A new robotic production line from Rokk Processing can deliver high production volumes for manufacturers of ice cream and cake makers who want to mimic artisinal designs.

Dean Foods recalls ice cream over peanut butter Salmonella concerns

Dean Foods has initiated a recall for two varieties of ice cream over concerns that a peanut butter ingredient used in the products could be contaminated with Salmonella Bredeney.

Unilever UK cleared over 'misleading' ice cream website info

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that the website for Unilever-owned Walls Ice Cream gave a misleading nutritional “impression” of its ice cream products.

UK ice cream manufacturer fined after worker injury

A UK ice cream manufacturer has been fined £10,000 (€12,500) after a worker had his forearm broken when it got caught in a conveyor belt.

Ice cream prices rise, volumes decline, says Mintel

Ice cream prices have risen by more than a quarter over the past five years and sales volumes have declined, but most Europeans still consider ice cream an affordable treat,...

Wild creates ice cream ingredients

Wild has launched completely natural ingredients that can be used as coatings and fillings for ice cream manufacturers.

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Nestlé Australia to sell Peters Ice Cream business

Nestlé Australia has entered into an agreement with Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to sell its Peters Ice Cream business for an undisclosed sum.

R&R Ice Cream recalls ChokaBlok products over broken lolly stick contamination

R&R Ice Cream is recalling three flavours of a ChokaBlok ice cream products in the UK over fears they are contaminated with fragments of broken lolly stick.

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream recalled in US after allergy advice omission

Unilever has begun a voluntary recall of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream in the US, after discovering that allergen advice was missing from the packaging.

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Creamery taste success with strawberry and balsamic cheesecake ice cream

A Northern Irish dairy business has tasted success after its strawberry and balsamic cheesecake ice cream was recognised by an international awards body.

US ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25bn

Sales of ice cream and frozen desserts in the United States were worth $25.1bn last year, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – representing a 2.4% rise over...

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