Arla leverages big data to help farmers decarbonise dairy at a faster pace 

DENMARK – Danish multinational dairy cooperative, Arla Foods has turned to big data to help its farmers adopt practices that with proven ability to decarbonise dairy farming. The new strategy is part of Arla’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent per kilo of milk over the next decade and to work towards carbon net zero by 2050. The Danish dairy firm notes that for the last decades, its farmers have been working steadily towards sustainable farming and implementing green opportunities on their farms, such as circular farming…

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Westland Milk to boost consumer butter production as Arla Foods UK prepares to launch new butter product

NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand dairy company, Westland Milk Products has announced plans to boost consumer butter production as part of the company’s strategy to move away from being a supplier of bulk commodity butter. Westland Milk said it is investing NZD 40 million (about US$27.8 million) to upgrade its Hoktika plant and increase the production capacity of its consumer butter brand. The upgrades which will start in May are expected to almost double the production of the company’s Westgold butter brand to 42,000 tonnes a year. Facility expansion and…

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Arla Foods Ingredients launches premium dairy products targeting Chinese children

CHINA – Danish multinational dairy cooperative Arla Foods is targeting Chinese children with its newly launched concepts – yogurt in pouches and cheese snacks – featuring its Nutrilac range of functional protein solutions. The cheese snacks combine Nutrilac organic milk protein with real cheese to provide children with much of their daily recommended calcium and protein intake.  The offerings are available in plain or sweet versions and offer a mild, milky taste and smooth structure. Meanwhile, Arla Foods Ingredients’ yogurt in pouches is marketed as an “easily squeezable” concept.  Arla…

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Oatly to build plant-based oat drinks factory in UK as Arla Foods proposes closure of creamery site

UK – Swedish vegan brand Oatly has unveiled plans for a new plant-based dairy manufacturing plant in Peterborough at a time when Arla Foods is contemplating closure of its Trevarrian Creamery in Cornwall. For Oatly, the facility which is expected to be completed in early 2023 and create over 200 jobs would be its first in the United Kingdom. The company has partnered with food and drink capital investment firm Integrated Food Projects to build its new facility. The facility,accordin to the Swedish company, will be able to produce 300…

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Arla’s use of biogas pays off with record 60,000 tonnes of CO2 saved annually

DENMARK – Arla Food Ingredients, a subsidiary of Scandinavian dairy products giants Arla Foods has been using biogas to meet some of its energy demands, saving around 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. Since 2019, Arla Foods has received methane from a biogas plant which processes manure from Arla farms, as well as production waste. To date, green sources such as biogas supply over 30% of the energy needs of the company’s production facilities in Denmark. Arla Foods Ingredients’ two largest production plants has two 4000 horsepower biogas engines that…

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Arla Foods Ingredients launches organic solution for cooking-stable cheese

DENMARK – Arla Foods Ingredients, a Denmark-based dairy company, has launched a new product for cooking-stable cheese products dubbed Nutrilac FO-7922 Organic. The solution is part of Arla’s Nurtrilac organic line which was launched to help manufacturers meet the growing demand for healthy, natural and organic products. The organic line provides a range of functional protein solutions, which offer multiple functionalities in dairy, including improved taste, texture, creaminess and stability. The solution will particularly help in cooking-stable cheese products – such as grilling cheeses and cheese fries, which Arla says…

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Arla launches new high-protein iced tea to meet rising demand for healthier drinks

DENMARK – Arla Foods, a Danish-Swedish food ingredients multinational cooperative, has launched a new high-protein iced tea to meet the rising demand for healthier drinks among consumers globally. According to Arla, functional, refreshing beverages like high-protein iced tea have significant market potential. The Denmark-based dairy ingredient supplier reports that the market for functional and fortified beverages in the US alone is projected to be worth US$819 million by 2024. Demand according to arla, is spurred by consumers who prefer beverages that go beyond quenching their thirst and offer nutritional benefits.…

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Arla Foods accelerates transition to a more sustainable dairy production

DENMARK – Arla Foods has launched an updated version of its its farm management and quality programme, Arlagården, to enable its farmers deliver more transparency and stronger climate actions by better reflecting on-farm results and delivering the higher levels of data. Arla Foods launched the Arlagården programme in 2003 to ensure quality of its dairy products. According to the dairy cooperative, the revised programme will now give consumers and customers even more insight to meet their expectations and build trust. With the revised programme, Arla said that its audit methods…

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Arla Foods Ingredients launches clean-label ambient yogurt concept

CHINA – Arla Foods Ingredients, the food ingredients business of Danish dairy giant, Arla Foods has launched a first of its kind clean-label concept to help brands meet growing demand for ambient yogurt in China. According to the company, the new solution uses Nutrilac YO-4575, a 100% natural whey protein, to give unrefrigerated yogurts a premium positioning with all-natural ingredients. Arla Food Ingredients explains that Nutrilac YO-4575 is unique due to its heat-stability and texturizing properties: it keeps ambient products smooth and stable throughout shelf life without the need for…

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Arla enters dairy alternative market with new brand and plant-based products

DENMARK – Arla Foods, one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives based in Denmark, has entered the dairy alternative market to meet the increasing number of consumers are looking for plant-based products. Arla is initially launching three oat drinks under a new brand called JÖRĐ, an umbrella brand for 100% plant-based products, and plans to expand the brand to provide an entire selection of plant-based food products. The Danish dairy processor says that it has leveraged its knowledge and expertise within food to develop the category with new and exciting…

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