News briefs: Friesland Foods, Parmalat, ice cream recalls
This week, Friesland Foods appoints a new executive to steer
operations ahead of a possible merger plan, Parmalat sets its
sights at four global banks in a new court case and Dreyer's
recalls some ice cream brands.
Danisco bags British ice cream patent
Danisco has obtained a patent in Great Britain for a dairy
replacement technology aimed at both the cost and health concerns
of ice cream makers.
Edible antifreeze to offer ice cream advances
Tasteless and edible antifreeze proteins could prevent the
formation of ice crystals in ice cream, and maintain the smooth,
silky texture, reports research from the US.
Briefs: cheese factory scrapped, ice cream bottled
A £70m (€93m) cheese factory construction falters over funding in
the UK, US consumers can now enjoy an ice cream soda on the go, and
butter gets the artistic treatment.
Vivartia drops ice cream for restructuring aims
Greek dairy group Vivartia has sold its entire 24 per cent stake in
ice cream producer and retailer Dodoni to the National Bank of
Greece Group as it continues to restructure its operations.
Full-fat ice cream worth the guilt, says consumer survey
The majority of US consumers say they believe full-fat ice cream is
worth the guilt, and would rather eat this than full-fat versions
of other snacks, according to a new survey.
Spring sun boosts Unilever ice cream
Ice cream led a European sales rise for Unilever during the first
quarter, largely thanks a warmer start to the year.
Ice cream makers look to the skies
A dose of early summer sun and talk of another record-breaking heat
wave around the corner has put the UK ice cream industry in a
cautiously optimistic mood for 2007.
Goat's milk ice cream targets speciality market
Danisco has developed a new ice cream based on goat's milk,
plugging the formulation as a means for companies to target the
growing demand for speciality products.
Tamper-evident tub targets ice cream market
A new ice cream tub on the market comes with a security
tamper-evidence feature that allowsworkers to detect when it has
been opened before use.
Danisco stabiliser cuts fat, costs for ice cream
Danish ingredients group Danisco has launched a new stabilizer
ingredient designed to allow ice cream manufacturers to cut the fat
content of their products while still maintaining a creamy
Ice Cream boosts Nestlé dairy division
Ice cream and bottled water sales were saved from a rather
disappointing first half in Europe by the heatwave that has swept
across the continent this summer.
One hump or two? Camel milk ice cream is here
A leading dairy firm in the Middle East is attempting to trade on
the health benefits of camel's milk by using it to make a lower
fat, reduced sugar ice cream.
Ben & Jerry's launches fairtrade ice cream in UK
Vanilla ice cream carrying the Fairtrade symbol will hit British
supermarkets for the first time in August, as maker Ben &
Jerry's returns to the campaign trail.
Ice cream firms ride Britain's summer heatwave
Ice cream sales have shot through the roof in Britain over the last
week thanks to an almighty heatwave, leaving producers working flat
out to meet consumers' insatiable demand.