Despite recording decreased profits and increased milk intake, the Warrnambool Butter and Cheese Factory (WBCF) has described its net operating profit for the last financial year as “strong”.
Even if milk has been pasteurised to kill off microbes that can cause food spoilage and disease, certain bacterial strains can survive the heat shock as spores and cause milk to curdle in storage. Now it seems that higher pasteurisation temperatures may aid spore germination.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MG) has announced its plans to invest $200 million in state-of-the-art dairy food manufacturing facilities for UHT milk, cheese, butter and spreads.
Fonterra has signed a memorandum of understanding with Netherlands-based company A-ware Food Group to establish a cheese and dairy factory in the Netherlands. The companies plan to open two factories side by side: A-ware will operate a cheese plant and Fonterra will operate a dairy ingredients plant.
The Tasmanian dairy industry has been boosted by a partnership between Coles and Cadbury, with dairy farmers now supplying 78 million L of fresh milk yearly to the chocolate manufacturer.
The Tetra Lactenso Aseptic with OneStep technology incorporates UHT white milk production within a single process.
Yoghurt manufacturer five:am had eight months to set up its manufacturing plant, commence production and get product on the supermarket shelves. Its success was dependent on the specialist vendors it partnered with to make this happen - Process Partners and Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric provided a full suite of sophisticated automation and control technology so the product could be manufactured as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Urschel Laboratories CC-DL cheese shredder has the same overall operating principle as the industry-standard Model CC-D, but with a larger 32″ cutting zone enclosure.
Located an hour north of Brisbane, in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Maleny Cheese is a family-owned business that first opened its doors in 2004. With its fine range of cheese products and on-site cafe, it is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike.
Owens-Illinois has released results of new consumer research that shows Australian consumers would seriously consider buying their milk in glass bottles if it was back on the shelves. The research commissioned by O-I and conducted by Ipsos Australia showed 50% of all white milk buyers and 51% of flavoured milk buyers found the concept of milk packaged in glass bottles appealing. The study also revealed 42% of white milk buyers and 28% of flavoured milk buyers believed milk would taste better in glass versus other packaging types.
Tetra Lactenso Aseptic solutions based on Tetra Therm Aseptic Flex are setting new performance standards for UHT milk production solutions. And they are also claimed to reduce product losses by 40% compared to current industry standards. This equates to less than 90 L product losses per production cycle for a 13,000 L/h system, compared to more than 150 L of lost product for the competitor’s current offers. And lower losses mean clear profit, as well as lower environmental impact.
The GPiCS Mozzarella cooker stretcher has been specifically designed for the industrial production of natural mozzarella, string cheese and pasta filata varieties.
Tetra Pak has launched OneStep technology, a Tetra Lactenso Aseptic solution that incorporates UHT white milk production within a single, high-throughput process.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has used Tetra Pak’s aseptic technology to create a long-life specialist milk line for Australia’s cafe industry.
Westland Dairy has engaged Mercer Stainless to build a new bulk storage silo for raw milk. The silo has a working capacity of 300 m3.