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...
Swiss Dairy Foods, which went into receivership in September, has
announced that production and marketing of speciality dairy
products under the Toni brand will be transferred to fellow Swiss
dairy group LRG.
A lengthy process of restructuring at Express Dairies has helped
the UK company to a slight improvement in underlying pre-tax
profits in the first half. But the situation remains challenging,
and it could be some time before the company...
Ingredients company RFI Ingredients, a supplier of natural
ingredients for the food and functional food industries, has signed
a merger agreement, effective from 1 November, with US nutritional
blends company Nat-Trop. The move looks...
British food ingredients and food group Associated British Foods,
the maker of Twinings tea and Ryvita crispbread, reported a nine
per cent rise in annual profits on Tuesday and group sales up three