Dairy Crest recalls spread amidst brand push
UK-based Dairy Crest has extended a product recall to another batch
of its 2kg tubs of Vitalite brand due to incorrect packaging
labeling claiming the product is 'soya free' and 'suitable for
Mixed verdict in managers' butter adultery case
Two French dairy managers face suspended prison sentences and €23m
in fines for their alleged role in a Europe-wide scheme to produce
and distribute adulterated butter, the European Anti Fraud Office
(OLAF) has said.
Arla targets UK dominance in organic spreads
Arla Foods is launching an organic alternative for its leading
spread brand in a bid to become market leader of the burgeoning
EU slices through butter mountain
Nearly all remaining butter stocks being held in the EU's
intervention system will be sold off on the common market, member
states have agreed.
EU breaks New Zealand butter monopoly
Nearly half the licences to import butter to the EU from New
Zealand will be opened up to new firms, breaking a monopoly held by
the UK subsidiary of dairy group Fonterra.
Dairy Crest seals St Hubert spreads deal
Dairy Crest, Britain's largest dairy group, is set to significantly
increase its collection of brands and capture leading market
positions abroad after signing a deal to buy French and Italian
spreads firm St Hubert.
Anchor butter attacked by Dairy Crest, NFU
Dairy Crest has got backing from the National Farmers' Union for
new adverts attacking rival butter brand Anchor, which is shipped
frozen to Britain from New Zealand.
EU poised to block New Zealand butter imports
The European Commission has hinted it may ban all new import
licences for New Zealand butter, according to dairy co-op Fonterra,
rounding off a bad week for kiwi butter in Europe.
EU heeds calls to raise butter export subsidies
The European Commission has raised export subsidies available for
butter for the second month running, bowing to pressure from member
states concerned at volatile markets.
Palsgaard launches emulsifiers for very low fat spreads
Danish firm Palsgaard has launched a new emulsifier combination for
very low fat spreads and butter with a fat content of between 10
and 15 per cent.
Dairy Crest plans omega-3 spread launch
Functional spreads are increasingly holding up value on the UK
margarine sector, says new research, as Dairy Crest plans to launch
a new range containing omega-3.
Butter revival batters margarine sales in UK
Butter is making a comeback on lower fat margarine as UK consumers
trade up to treat themselves, but the overall fats market is
shrinking and imported brands are taking the biggest winnings.
Spreads company speeds up production with investment
A £500,000 investment in new filling and packing equipment has
increased the speed of production at UK spreads specialist Matthews
Working time fix boosts productivity at spreads plant
Allowing employees to keep more flexible working times has resulted
in better relationships between employer and staff and in some
cases increased operational efficiency according to a new report.
EU subsidy cuts hurt Arla's butter exports
Dairy producer Arla Foods, which supplies butter to a number of
bakeries, has sent out one of the first signals that the dairy
sector is hurting from a reduction in EU agricultural export