The EU Commission has issued a final warning to the German
government over the use of the Parmigiano Reggiano name for certain
cheese products. German producers have been using the name in spite
of EU legislation which restricts the...
Despite Italian food giant Parmalat's financial crisis, its
divisions in both Romania and Hungary continue to operate. Indeed,
Parmalat Hungary is expecting that in the run up to accession,
production will increase in response...
Arla Foods UK, the company formed by the merger of Express Dairies
and Sweden's Arla Foods, will cut nearly 300 jobs at its Bamber
Bridge depot near Preston. The company claims that the closure is a
move towards rationalising...
Friesland Romania, a division of Netherlands-based Friesland
Coberco Dairy Foods, has made a public offer for a controlling
stake in the Romanian dairy group Napolact, in which it already has
a 41 per cent stake. The acquisition will...
Despite recently announcing end-of-year results which were impacted
by last year's heavy investment programme, Wimm-Bill-Dann is
continuing its aggressive expansion policy with a major investment
in an Uzbekistan dairy facility.
The EU has made no secret of the fact that it is now looking into
sourcing dairy products from Russia. Simon Pitman spoke to
the Russian Ministry of Agriculture to find out about how
under-utilisation of production facilities in both...
UK milk suppliers are awaiting confirmation from the Rural Payments
Agency to see if they have exceeded the set quota for milk
production. Earlier in the year, industry bodies calculated that
production levels were exceeding the year...
Helping Europe reduce the massive 70 per cent of vegetable proteins
it imports for consumption, a new EU-funded project will focus on
how we can obtain quality proteins from grain legumes for both
human and animal consumption.
Italy's Agriculture minister has ratified Parmalat's proposal in
streamlining its business for survival. The company is set to sell
arms of its business to focus on 30 out of its 120 brands. However,
industry analysts believe...
The US milk consumption campaign, Got Milk is set for UK release
this month. The UK's Milk Development Council (MDC) will begin to
start offering its trademark in England Wales and Scotland,
writes Danny Vincent.
This year the European dairy industry is to be effected by two
major changes in the sector. On 1 May the EU will include 10 new
states into its set up. And later in the year the EU will lower its
intervention level on milk. These...
A UK business rooted in sheep milk products and originally set up
to help people with allergies has won the Great British Food
Award presented by the UK's National Farmers Union (NFU). The
success of the company is linked to...
Russian ice cream producer AlterVest has bought up two major
production facilities, one in Germany and one in Poland, in an
effort to spread its business reach and to reduce the costs
associated with exporting its products.