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.
Of all the places you’d expect frozen yoghurt to be popular, South Korea would be unlikely to rate a mention. Yet the country is one of the biggest markets for frozen yoghurt, according to Dirk Pretorius.
New Zealand-based Fonterra and Dutch company A-ware Food Group have been given the green light to develop a new cheese and dairy ingredients plant in the Netherlands.
Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100 million in a new UHT milk processing plant at its Waitoa site in New Zealand. CEO Theo Spierings said the new plant would enable the co-operative to meet growing demand for UHT products in Asia.