British Creameries went into receivership this week. The company was formed in October last year with the purchase of West Marton creamery, near Skipton, from Van den Bergh's oils and fats division. Its plans included the development of Van den Bergh's fat replacement technology leading to innovative, added value new products. One of these was launched this summer with Cheezhedz, a novelty processed cheese line for children. A longer term strategy of the company was to provide branded and own label cheeses, both territorials and fat replacement cheeses, such as the Flora branded product, which it made for Van den Bergh under licence. British Creameries has been hit by high spot prices for raw milk. {{NEWS }}