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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...

Nestlé admits ‘quite dramatic’ US ice cream price hikes as it ditches promotions

Nestlé has revealed that cost pressures affecting its US ice cream business led to it scrap promotion-led sales in 2012 and says the impact on pricing had been “quite dramatic”.

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Nestlé Australia cold on ice cream business sale rumours

Nestlé Australia has refused to confirm rumours that it is looking to exit its Nestlé Peters ice cream business in the country, after press reports today suggested a potential AUS...

‘Spice spice baby’: Possible price hikes loom for premium vanilla ice cream?

Steep hikes in world prices for black vanilla could mean higher production costs for premium ice cream makers, according to commodity analyst Mintec, which is advising ice cream producers to...

Nestlé scoops ice cream rivals with avalanche research

Nestlé scientists are working with an avalanche and snow research team to identify the main mechanisms which alter ice creams texture and structure.

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Sensient Flavors hopes customers will melt at new seasonal ice cream concepts

Sensient Flavors has launched new ice cream concepts that allow manufacturers to offer products that fit with seasonal consumer preferences, using fruit preparations with a 'fresh and healthy' appeal and...

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Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream CEO and executive chairman James Lambert says his firm has signed a deal with Kraft to develop, produce and distribute an “indulgent” ice cream range using the...

R&R Ice Cream pursues German private label mission

R&R Ice Cream (R&R) has expanded its European manufacturing base with the acquisition of German firm Durigon Gelato, as the company seeks to develop its private label business in the...

Cornish ice cream firm Callestick expands

Cornish ice cream manufacturer Callestick has achieved strong growth throughout the recession, driven particularly by positive performance in foodservice channels and an unseasonably warm autumn.

FSA warns consumers over ‘killer’ ice cream

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned allergic consumers to check ‘dairy-free ice cream’ ingredients to ensure products don’t contain milk protein.

R&R Ice Cream acquires Pilpa as French sales soar

R&R Ice Cream has acquired Europe’s largest private-label ice cream manufacturer Pilpa in a deal worth around €17.65m, plus stock on completion estimated at €9m.

Low-sat fat ice cream gets formulation boost: Study

Ice cream formulated with an emulsion containing unsaturated oil showed no differences in melting properties as ice cream made with saturated fat, says a new study offering solutions for ‘healthy’...

Unilever enters Bulgarian ice cream market with new buy

Food giant Unilever has taken its first steps into the Bulgarian ice cream market by purchasing the country’s second largest in the sector.

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, FoodManufacture.co.uk 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.

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