Uniq, the European chilled food group, announced yesterday that
disappointing UK sales of its healthy desserts range had undermined
improved sales growth across continental Europe, Tom Armitage
Spain's long-running yoghurt battle took another twist this week
when the country's advertising regulator quashed a bid by the
Spanish Yoghurt Manufacturers' Association (AEFY) to stop the Leche
Pascual dairy from using...
Probiotic drinking yoghurt has been the fastest growing dairy
product in the last five years, thanks to its health benefits and
convenient format that even allows it to cross sector boundaries to
compete with soft drinks.
Number two pectin player Danisco rolls out a line extension for new
gains from its Grinsted pectin range that targets food and beverage
makers looking to spear the growing sports nutrition and functional
food markets, reports Lindsey...
Yoghurt has long been a favourite food in central and eastern
Europe, so it is not surprising to look at the latest launches in
the region for that category and find a host of innovative and
ground-breaking products focusing on fruited...
The continuing popularity of yoghurt - and in particular its health
benefits - has led to a raft of new product innovation as companies
in market sectors outside the dairy industry seek to capitalise on
The proposal by the EU to redefine the rules governing what
constitutes as yoghurt has come up against a wall of opposition in
the UK. The two-fold proposal calls for only products that contain
live bacteria to be defined as yoghurt.
UK yoghurt producer Yeo Valley has appealed to Prime Minister Blair
as the EU threaten to change the labelling name of yoghurt. The
company says that it wishes to maintain the composition and name of
its bio live yoghurts range.
American dairy farmers who supply ingredients for yoghurt have been
angered by a petition seeking a change in the definition of the
product. They call it a "cynical attempt" to rob yoghurt of
UK dairy Yeo Valley Organic has received an award for its Fat Free
Yoghurt range at The Vitality Show, held at London's Olympia last
weekend. The products all contain live bacteria and only organic
ingredients, but no artificial...
Arla Foods has launched two new flavours for its Yoggi Yalla
yoghurt drink, the leader of the fast-growing Swedish market. But
the company also faces a lawsuit over its delay in marketing
products containing the sweetener tagatose.
Austrian dairy cooperative Tirol Milch launched its Pro Frucht
yoghurt in three new flavours on the home market last month. Aimed
at health-conscious consumers, the product contains probiotic
bacteria and the natural fibre inulin.
Danone might have failed to prevent Leche Pascual calling its
long-life desserts 'yoghurts' but the French group has successfully
prevented the company from registering with the Spanish yoghurt