Last mozzarella from Farsø
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- 30 August 2002
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Farsø Dairy in the western part of the Himmerland district was founded in 1888. It was acquired by MD Foods in 1996. Photo: Jesper Vig
Following the cessation of mozzarella production at Farsø Dairy in Jutland in early August, the dairy shipped its final consignment last week. The dismantling of the plant – a consequence of Arla Foods’ current strategy plan – has now begun in preparation for the dairy’s closure on September 1, 2002.
At its peak, mozzarella production at Farsø, the dairy’s only product, totalled 9,000 tons per year. In recent years, however, this has fallen to approximately 4,000 tons. After September 1, Rødkærsbro Dairy will be responsible for all Arla Foods’ production of mozzarella.
With the exception of two to three people, the 37 staff at Farsø have found new employment, the majority elsewhere within the Arla Foods Group, mainly at Bislev Dairy. Some have chosen to relocate to Rødkærsbro.
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.