Dairy Crest on track despite spreads and cheese softness
Dairy Crest has revealed that it is on track to meet its profit targets despite weakness in its spreads and cheese businesses.
Health claim scepticism feeds butter spread
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Spreads with added benefits continue to be negatively impacted by consumer confusion and scepticism, argues market researcher Mintel.
Unilever cuts trans fats from soft spreads
Unilever has announced that it will cut the trans fats from its soft spreads, while keeping levels of saturated fat below two grams per serving – even though it could already claim ‘zero trans fats’ on labels.
Valio spreads probiotics into new category
Unilever has teamed up with Finnish dairy and ingredients supplier, Valio, to launch a probiotic spread in Germany and Sweden with “strengthening natural defences” as the central selling point.
Pectin plus fish gelatin could lead to cheaper low-fat spreads: study
Pectin could be the ideal partner for gelatin in the production of low-cost, low-fat spreads, according to a new study from Malaysia.
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.