I think I am done with elections, but yet again we are facing imminent votes in France and the UK. These elections, in particular, are vital ones to the dairy industries in both countries, as the fate of the sector lies in politicians on either side of the Channel making sound decisions about Brexit and future cooperation.
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The consumption of dairy foods is an important part of a healthy diet and can play a role in ‘breaking the obesity cycle’, health and nutrition experts have said at an event hosted by The Dairy Council in London.
Tetra Pak research has revealed that 55% of primary aged children in the UK are currently drinking milk at school, with consumption levels declining further amongst pre-schoolers and especially in children aged nine and older.
Public Health England has been busy, with its latest report noting that companies should reduce sugar by 200,000 tonnes per year until 2020, using a voluntary guideline. Dr Alison Tedstone, director of diet and obesity at Public Health England, says that for example, bread contains 40 per cent less salt than 10 years ago, and nobody has really noticed.
Chilled dairy manufacturer, Lactalis Nestlé has expanded its Munch Bunch Squashums Huge Tubes range with the addition of new Banana and Raspberry flavours in the UK.
FrieslandCampina Germany will now be managed by Jan Kruise. He follows Peter Weltevreden, who will devote himself to cross-organisational projects at FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Lactalis Nestlé has announced the launch of Aero Heavenly, a new mousse in a large, shareable pot.
We are nearing blast off as Article 50 is set to be triggered on Wednesday this week by British Prime Minister Theresa May. I spent last Wednesday at the European Dairy Association’s policy conference, listening to European dairy leaders celebrate European unity and bemoan the loss of key EU member the UK.
Added value milk products by Arla Foods UK successfully added £95 million (€110m) in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits, the company says.
Export was difficult for the German dairy industry in 2016, according to Germany’s Export-Union für Milchprodukte.
Dairy may play a part in helping mitigate loss of muscle function in older people, according to Dr Anne Mullen, director of nutrition at the UK’s Dairy Council.
Here in the UK the daffodils are out and the countryside is greening.
Müller Milk & Ingredients unveiled its reformulated and rebranded FRijj range.
The Ice Cream Alliance, the trade body for the UK’s £1bn (€1.14bn) ice cream industry, has appointed Maggie Rush as its new president.
First Milk has confirmed the completion of a new long term contract with Nestlé UK & Ireland.