Processing > Dairy

$950,000 for UHT facility for Pactum Dairy in Shepparton

14 February, 2014 by Janette Woodhouse

Long-life milk manufacturer Pactum Dairy Group has developed a state-of-the-art new ultrahigh temperature (UHT) milk processing facility at Shepparton with $950,000 in Victorian government funding - a significantly smaller amount than has been promised to SPC Ardmona.


Dairy cows raise the roof in Germany

03 February, 2014

A lot of hot air has caused an explosive situation in the German town of Rasdorf, resulting in an injured cow and damaged property.


Updating spray-dryer controls gives productivity gains

20 December, 2013

Finnish dairy company Valio has increased its production capacity by 20% without increasing its energy consumption, simply by updating its spray-drier controls.


NZ$45m dairy distribution centre for Brazil

18 December, 2013

Fonterra and Nestlé have opened a NZ$45 million dairy distribution centre in Brazil through joint venture Dairy Partners Americas (DPA).


Eco-friendly dairy implements SIG Combibloc filling machines

18 December, 2013

When expanding its production facilities, Coega Dairy decided to use filling machine technology from SIG Combibloc. Since mid-2013, two CFA 312 filling machines have been in operation, packaging dairy products in combibloc Slimline aseptic carton packs.


Fonterra to open $235m milk powder plant

11 December, 2013

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.


World's largest milk drier produces first powder

02 September, 2013

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.


Milking growth in the dairy industry

26 August, 2013

In spite of Fonterra’s recent woes, a very positive picture is emerging for the dairy industry, especially in Asia and the Pacific region.


Two Fonterra managers suspended

16 August, 2013

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.


MG invests $2.5m to meet dairy demand

06 August, 2013

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.


DIAL opens expanded research facility

25 July, 2013

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 to open Malaysian RTD beverage facility

09 July, 2013

Nestlé has announced plans to build a new factory in Malaysia to meet growing domestic demand for its ready-to-drink beverages.


Devondale to open $60m western Sydney processing plant

08 July, 2013

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.


Our products eliminate acid whey by-product, Arla claims

05 June, 2013

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to the ‘acid whey’ controversy, claiming its processes do not produce the by-product. 


Danone’s new partnerships to advance dairy sector in China

24 May, 2013

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.


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