The steep decline in world prices for dairy commodities such as
skimmed milk powder has forced UK group Dairy Crest to close one of
its main production facilities as part of an effort to refocus its
EU finance ministers are today trying to agree plans to tax
cross-border income from savings. But officials say they cannot
predict whether they will be able to manoeuvre around the issue of
Italian milk quotas.
Dutch researchers have developed a model that predicts how cheese
will change when force is applied to it. The model will help to
predict how cheese might be damaged during packaging or
Claims by Swedish dairy company Arla that its Rosenborg cheese is
the most popular blue cheese in Britain have caused offence to
Stilton producers, who argued successfully that their cheese is by
far the most widely sold UK brand.
Sales at diversified French company Danone dropped by 6 per cent in
2002 reflecting the effect of currency exchange and the company's
ongoing programme of disposal and investments. But underlying sales
growth was good, especially...
Foods with 'positive nutrition' elements such as added calcium or
fibre continue to grow in popularity, according to the latest data
from Mintel, but those with substances removed (sugar, fat) are
becoming less popular.
Emmenthaler production is set to grow steadily over the next two
years, but too much cheese on the market has led to rock bottom
prices and a lack of any real brand identity - a situation export
market leader Emmi hopes to rectify.
Finland-based Elopak Materials Handling, which currently claims to
be the leader in fresh milk handling systems, has just installed a
sophisticated automatic order picking system, the final part of a
complete state-of-the-art automated...
Ready-to-eat cereals fortified with a moderate amount of calcium
can help kids meet their calcium needs withoutdecreasing iron
absorption, report scientists at the Children's Nutrition Research
Center in Houston, Texas following...
Greece's hard fought victory in the battle to win PDO status for
feta cheese could be short lived. France will join Denmark in
appealing against the EC's decision to give Greece the sole right
to feta production.
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...
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...
It is an undeniable truth of the western world that the days of
'going to work on an egg' are fast disappearing into the
advertisement archives of the 1970s. Busier working lives, eating
for energy rather than pleasure and...
Prescient, the supply chain planning solutions provider, has
supplied UK company Dairy Crest with planning and scheduling
software at its Severnside and London dairies to improve
scheduling, processing and packing efficiencies.
New report reveals that growth in value-added products designed for
specific applications is set to drive the food additives market in
the US. Flavours will gain nearly fifty per cent of the market,
with alternative sweetners revealing...
One of the toughest legislations in the world on genetically
modified organisms came into force in Europe on Thursday with a new
EU Directive that strengthens 10-year-old rules on testing and
licensing GMOs used as crops or ingredients.
Speculation on milk prices is keeping them at an artificially low
level and could cause the collapse of the Spanish dairy sector,
warns the organisation which represents the interests of some of
Spain's smallest farms.