Two dairies closed down
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- 08 January 2004
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The end for the road for Snejbjerg Dairy and Økomælk A/S.
Snejbjerg Dairy ceased production of frozen cheese specialities in late November which means that these products will no longer be produced by Arla.
Approximately half of the dairy’s 44 strong workforce have been given jobs at Nr. Vium Mejeri, while the remainder have retired, embarked on training programmes or found work outside Arla Foods.
Founded in 1887, Snejbjerg Dairy was one of Denmark’s oldest.
ØkoMælk A/S, which was acquired by Arla Foods on January 1, 2003, has also been shut down. The dairy employed seven people, two of whom have found work elsewhere within the Arla organisation.
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.