British dairy groups are proving to be particularly sensitive to the bleak new year outlook facing European processors, though the falling value of Sterling may cushion the nation’s producers ahead of an expected long-term pickup.
A new project to improve the recycling potential of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk bottles aims to develop more cost effective labels and adhesives that won’t compromise the reuse of the packaging.
This week, sales improvements fail to offset higher costs pressures on dairy group Parmalat, Quebec authorities allow for the production of some raw milk cheeses and two UK dairy associations join forces.
The continued price hikes faced by European dairy processors for
milk will offer an important opportunity for encouraging further
investment and ensuring product sustainability in the industry, a
UK dairy association has claimed.
A number of leading dairy experts believe that the industry is
"unfairly" blamed for contributing to the growing
worldwide obesity crises, and more must be done to promote the
dietary benefits of its products.