Dairy UK Summit on Future of UK Cheese Industry

UK - Dairy UK is set to host a special summit on the future of the nation’s cheese industry this summer, after cheese has been widely tipped as one of the most promising added value categories.
calendar icon 16 March 2007
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Jim Begg, Dairy UK director general says: "Cheese is underpinning the growth in global dairy demand. It is the perfect fast food - natural and nutritious."

The summit aims to address the "unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing cheese makers and dairy companies". 

Leading figures from the industry will address the summit and debate the unprecedented range of challenges and opportunities facing cheese makers and dairy companies.

New cheeses and cheese types are constantly being developed, with packaging innovations to take advantage of consumer trends. Furthermore, the opening of new markets, particularly in the Far East, represents extensive new opportunities for UK cheese producers.

Jim Begg says: "Despite this climate of opportunity, we see new guidelines onadvertising to children on TV have resulted in questions being asked as to whether cheese is perhaps a junk food.

“ We now have to consider the impact ‘traffic light’ labelling might have oncheese sales and what will be the outcome of the FSA campaign to reduce thelevels of salt in food?

“So our industry’s great opportunities come hand in glove with seriouschallenges that are crucial not only to the future of the industry but also for theinterests of consumers. That is why we are holding the special one-dayconference, where the opportunities can be promoted and the truth about thenutritional contribution of cheese to a healthy diet, based on scientific fact, canbe spelt out. Our hope is that the legislators in the invited audience will listen tothe strength of the case for cheese.”

The event will be held on 1st May in London

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