MD Foods expands Mozzarella capacity
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- 18 August 1999
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The first turf will be cut this week for the planned expansion of MD Foods Mozzarella plant Rødkærsbro Dairy from the existing 20,000 sq m to 26,000 sq m. The expansion will enable production of shredded cheese to be increased from 13,000 tons to 23,000 tons as well as providing space for new types of packaging for shredded cheese.
The project also extends the packaging hall by 2,000 sq. m to allow four or five extra packaging lines. A further 2,000 sq. m cold store will also be built. In addition, there will be new pallet stores, a fresh goods laboratory, changing rooms, meeting rooms and an applied technology kitchen.
The kitchen will be used for making pizzas with a variety of mozzarella or combinations of various cheeses for visiting customers.
The construction is expected to be completed on April 1, 2000.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.