Bid for PDO status

Wensleydale Creamery, which is applying for European PDO status on its trademark Wensleydale cheese, has been nominated as a UKTV Local Food Hero after receiving votes from the public.

Pushing up ad spend

Müller Dairy UK is reported to have promised its 100 or so direct milk suppliers that it will ramp up advertising to £19m in Britain this year in an effort to fight off competition from Nestlé and Danone.

Packing centres shut

Noble Foods, formed in July by the merger of egg packers Stonegate and Deans Foods, is to close three of Deans' old packing centres in Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Nottinghamshire because of overcapacity.