Processing > Dairy

GEA Procomac Aseptic Blow Fill machine for dairy products

16 May, 2013

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.

HD EnergyIQ low-pressure homogenisation device

06 May, 2013

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.

MG invests $19.1 million in Leongatha UHT

05 April, 2013

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.

Dairy farmers to supply direct to Woolworths

02 April, 2013

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.

14-month turnaround for dairy processing facility

19 March, 2013

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.

Frozen yoghurt a hot trend in Korea

11 March, 2013

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.

Fonterra and A-ware go Dutch

08 March, 2013

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 to develop $100m UHT plant

05 March, 2013

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.

New lactose manufacturing plant for Denmark

31 January, 2013

Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed plans to invest €120 million in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark.

Seven more Listeria cases linked to Jindi Cheese

21 January, 2013

A further seven cases of Listeria linked to batches of Jindi soft cheese have been identified, bringing the total to 18 cases nationally.

Discount milk at Coles Express a “shallow marketing tactic”

11 January, 2013

Coles’ move to offer discount fresh milk at its Coles Express stores has angered Queensland dairy farmers, who say the supermarket giant has learnt nothing from the supermarket price wars.

Is the welfare of the NZ and Aust dairy herds being neglected?

22 November, 2012 by Janette Woodhouse

Are New Zealand and Australian cows being treated more poorly than those in Russia where daylight saving has been abandonded to reduce stress on the herd?

Independent spray dryer an “amazing opportunity” for NZ manufacturers

21 November, 2012

Tetra Pak was commissioned to build New Zealand’s only independent spray dryer at Hamilton’s Waikato Innovation Park. The dryer can produce half a tonne of whole milk powder per hour and operate for up to 21 hours a day.

Krones EvoGuard aseptic valve range

20 November, 2012

EvoGuard aseptic valves are used for shutting off pipes in aseptic and sterile processes, or for separating hostile media in aseptic and sterile processes.

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter reports “strong” profit

28 August, 2012

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”.

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