Fire at Høng Dairy
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- 05 January 2000
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It is likely to be months before production at MD Foods' Høng Dairy can be resumed following the considerable fire damage to the dairy on New Year's Day and the cost will run into millions of kroner. No time schedule has yet been set for the resumption of production at Høng.
The fire has primarily affected the packing and stores area where Høng's special packing machines, essential to the production of long-life camembert cheese, were destroyed. 300 tons cheese were lost in the fire.
The fire broke out at one of the loading ramps where a plastic covered crate ignited – probably by a firework. The blaze spread to the roof and on to the stores containing substantial numbers of crates and cheese.
Long-life camembert is mainly exported to Japan, Canada and USA.
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.