A proposal to alter the recipe for cheesemaking to include the use
of ultrafiltered milk got a step closer to becoming a reality with
its initial publication for comment by the Food and
The EU fines for member states exceeding their milk production
quotas highlight a problem in the system, but there are more
pressing issues for now, says the director general of Dairy UK to
Cows on healthier diets produce milk that is healthier for humans,
says new research, improving our understanding of how dairy
processors could naturally increase the health positioning of their
Arla Foods' factory re-jig paid off this week as the group signed a
joint-venture deal with China's leading dairy firm to get its added
value milk powder products into one of the world's fastest emerging
A worst case scenario for UK milk production is more likely as more
producers leave the market than previously thought, presenting
potential supply problems that could raise costs across the
industry, reports Chris Mercer.
There is evidence to support the putative link between consumption
of milk products and ovarian cancer risk, finds a new meta-analysis
of epidemiological studies, but the case is far from cut and dried.
The European Union is reportedly considering lowering the legal
levels of alkaline phosphates (ALP) in the dairy pasteurisation
process, presenting an opportunity for lab tech firms such as
New milk drinks fortified with vitamins are to be sold by Britain's
third biggest supermarket, Sainsbury's, as functional dairy
continues to break into the UK's mainstream food sector, writes
A New Zealand research group plans to create a genetically modified
dairy herd capable of producing 'medicinal milk' that it says may
be used to fight a range of diseases and maintain a healthy immune
system, reports Chris...
Soy milk has been Western Europe's fastest growing 'dairy' sector
over the last six years, presenting new challenges to dairy firms
via consumer health trends and new fears over lactose intolerance,
reports Chris Mercer.
Tetra Pak is marketing its new Therm Lacta 10 as an energy-saving
pasteurisation unit designed for the automated processing of market
milk, cheese milk, yoghurt milk, cream, ice cream mix and otherlow
acid liquid dairy products.
Arla UK has been criticised for setting up a new wave of
instability through Britain's milk supply chain after it cut the
price it pays to farmers for milk, citing cost pressures,
reports Chris Mercer.
UK milk processor Dairy Crest announces a small slip in full year
profits and makes its first foray into the burgeoning functional
foods market - something which should provide its liquid milk
division with greater long-term stability,...
The first omega-3 milks to hit the UK market will benefit from
increasing demand for healthy children's food, following a wave of
media reports on research into brain food and the poor quality of
school lunches, writes Dominique...
Dutch dairy giant Campina has clearance to call its new milk
derivative product Valess a 'meat alternative' but must provide
more nutritional information about the recipe on its website, a
Dutch court rules, reports Lindsey...
UK milk processors Arla Foods and Dairy Crest have had their
lucrative contracts to supply fresh milk to UK multiple retailer
Morrisons extended - at the expense of rival dairy company Robert
Wiseman, Tom Armitage reports.
First Milk, one of the UK's largest farmer-owned dairy
co-operatives, has been given permission from the Office of Fair
Trading to buy a stake in Robert Wiseman Dairies - another positive
step for UK farmers, giving them more...
A 30 to 35 percent increase in milk prices caused Lifeway Foods'
operating profit to dip more than $0.5 million for full year 2004
on the previous year, despite a 9.7 percent increase in sales of
its probiotic dairy drinks, known...
Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFOB), one of the UK's largest milk
processors, announced last week that it is to increase the price it
pays farmers for their milk, with a number of major processors
likely to follow suit. But will...
UK milk processor Robert Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that its
full year results will be in line with analysts' expectations and
has pledged to up its average farmgate milk price for the first
time in over a year, Tom Armitage...
Dairy Crest, the UK's second largest milk supplier, has pledged
that its end of year results will be in line with expectations,
despite turbulent times for its liquid milk division, Tom
Several months after the UK anti-GM movement reached its peak,
environmental group Greenpeace continues to lobby against
supermarkets that advertise milk as GM-free - despite it
originating from cattle fed on imported GM maize and...
Vinamilk, the state-owned Vietnamese dairy group, is to form a
joint venture with Dutch counterpart Campina which will see the
latter group step up its investments in an Asia region turning
increasingly to dairy products, writes Chris...
In an attempt to shake off the British organic farming industry's
drab, old-fashioned image, the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative
(OMSCo) has revamped its organic milk line, launching Altogether
Better - a brand which it says...
Arla Foods UK, the UK subsidiary of Danish-Swedish dairy
co-operative Arla Foods, announced yesterday that it is to put its
milk prices on hold - a move which will appease British dairy
farmers and also temporarily heal a long-running...