A variety of factors have led to consumers seeking alternatives to
dairy-based drinks - growing health awareness, lifestyle changes,
wider incidence of lactose intolerance - and soya- and rice-based
products are becoming more and...
We reported yesterday on recent research carried out by scientists
in Australia on genetically modified sheep capable of producing
more milk than their non-GM sisters. Today the link between genetic
modification and milking continues...
The first research of its type in Australia has concluded that
genetically modified sheep grow bigger and faster, produce double
the amount of milk, can grow more wool, but require more care,
reports the Commonwealth Scientific and...
Robert Wiseman Dairies, the UK milk processor, is on track to
produce one billion litres of milk for the first time in its
history after a 15 per cent rise in first half volumes. And the
company remains confident that Express Dairies'...
Finnish dairy company Valio is launching its patented lactose-free
milk in Sweden, following the success of the product on the home
market. The company claims that unlike low-lactose milk, its
lactose-free milk tastes exactly the...
A 10-year low in UK commodity cheese prices pushed down first half
profits at the country's largest dairy group, Dairy Crest, but the
firm's continued focus on added value brands - and an upturn in
commodity prices - means...
The thorny issue of 'health' claims on consumer food products
continued this week with the publication of a new report from the
UK Food Standards Agency. The findings, that consumers are confused
or unclear about the properties...
Arla sets out its stall as the leading speciality cheese producer
in the UK with the acquisition of HT Webb for an undisclosed sum.
The Scandinavian company said the deal reinforced its commitment to
the UK market where it has already...
Valio, Finland's leading developer and marketer of milk-based food
products, and Huhtamaki, one of the world's largest consumer
packaging specialists, are to co-operate further in order to
develop better packaging.
A consortium of European experts, at the request of the European
Commission, has issued a report that analyses the impact of future
options for the milk quota system and the common market
organisation for milk and milk products.
British sugar and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle on Thursday
reported a jump in half-year profits with underlying pre-tax profit
for the six months to 30 September rising to £126 million (€195.5
million) from €99.9m million last...