Import ban continues

Published:
31 March 2000
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MD Foods has still not succeeded in persuading Saudi Arabia and Qatar to revoke their decision to suspend imports of Danish dairy products following a case of BSE in Denmark which, in the view of MD Foods, is based on a misunderstanding since BSE cannot spread via milk. Now that the annual pilgrimage season, the Hajj, is over, MD Foods hopes to persuade the authorities to lift the import ban.

Meanwhile, production for Saudi Arabia has been suspended. Following an agreement with the trades unions, Bislev Dairy has sent home 52 workers while Akafa has withdrawn 17 employees from the production of sterile cream.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,900 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.

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Arla Group Press Office
Arla Group Press Office (journalists/media only) pressoffice@arlafoods.com +4591310310
Åse Andersson
Åse Andersson Head of Media Press contact for Arla Foods in Denmark aasan@arlafoods.com +45 91 310 310 +45 89 38 10 00
Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International caoes@arlafoods.com +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00