The Fonterra Board has approved a $235 million high-efficiency milk powder plant, which will enable the co-operative to process an additional 2.4 million litres of milk each day. The plant will be built at Fonterra's Pahiatua site in New Zealand.
The world's largest milk powder drier has produced its first batches of whole milk powder. The drier, which is located at Fonterra's Darfield site, will produce powder for export to more than 20 markets worldwide.
In spite of Fonterra’s recent woes, a very positive picture is emerging for the dairy industry, especially in Asia and the Pacific region.
Fonterra has placed two senior managers on leave after its internal investigation found they did not pre-empt the findings of the operational review. The managers will continue to be involved in the ongoing investigation into the WPC80 recall.
Devondale-Murray Goulburn will invest $2.5 million to upgrade its Koroit plant to meet the production requirements of a five-year agreement with Danone to supply 50,000 tonnes of Growing Up Milk Powders (GUMPs) base.
Dairy Innovation Australia Limited has opened its expanded national headquarters in Werribee. The site includes state-of-the-art research laboratories, a manufacturing pilot plant, food technology laboratories, a sensory laboratory and culture production facilities.
Nestlé has announced plans to build a new factory in Malaysia to meet growing domestic demand for its ready-to-drink beverages.
Devondale has announced the location of it $60 million milk processing facility. The company recently confirmed that the new state-of-the-art facility will be built at Erskine Park in Sydney’s western suburbs.
Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to the ‘acid whey’ controversy, claiming its processes do not produce the by-product.
Danone has signed an agreement with COFCO, the state-owned largest food company in China, to form a joint venture. In addition, Danone and Mengniu have established a joint venture for the production and sales of yoghurt products in China.
GEA Procomac’s ABF (Aseptic Blow Fill) machine has successfully passed the LA (low acid) microbiological validation, making it suitable to fill milk and milk-based products.
Tetra Pak has developed a homogenising device for dairy products that reduces the required pressure during milk production. Using the device reduces energy consumption, which lowers operational costs and environmental impact.
Murray Goulburn has announced a $19.1 million upgrade to its Leongatha plant, increasing the site’s UHT manufacturing output by 70 million litres each year.
Woolworths is trialling a direct relationship with a group of dairy farmers in the Manning Valley. This will be the first time that a retailer has contracted farmers directly for drinking milk.
Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry met a rigorous design and development project timeline to accommodate the opening of the new $80 million Tasmanian Dairy Products processing facility in Smithton, Tasmania.