Great British cheese

Food From Britain is sponsoring the Great British Cheese Festival, which will be held in Cheltenham at the end of September. FFB will showcase 45 of the country's most exciting cheese-makers.

Masterclass site

Dairy Crest's Chadwell Heath milk plant is the next site to benefit from a Defra-funded Masterclass programme, run by motor industry trade body SMMT on principles established by Toyota.

Egg sales growth

Sales of organic, free-range and barn eggs have grown by 24% since 2002, according to Mintel research. In 2005, consumers bought 2.09bn welfare-friendly eggs and 2.93bn battery eggs worth a total £514m.