Higher price for milk 

Dairy Crest has increased the amount it pays to its liquid milk suppliers by 0.4ppl in a move it says will benefit nearly 1,000 suppliers. 

Vinegar hikes 

Balsamic vinegar trade organisation Consorzio Aceto Balsamico di Modena has said that 2008 price rises are inevitable, following the worst grape harvest the region has had for 50 years. It added that comsumption growth slowed to 5% this year. 

Chefs to opt for veg 

Chefs will be less interested in cooking with meat and more in using fruit and veg in 2008, analysts thefoodpeople have predicted. Food professionals believed there were more possibilities for using fresh produce, they said.