Press release

Court grants Eli Lilly's request to halt ads from Arla in the U.S.

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On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth hormone rBST.

“We are extremely disappointed by this preliminary ruling and intend to appeal the judge’s decision,” said head of Arla U.S., Donald Stohrer, Jr. “We look forward to continuing to defend ourselves in this case.”

As a 136-year-old dairy farming co-operative, Arla believes that the simpler things are, the better they are. The company prides itself on keeping its dairy products as simple as possible.

“People today are increasingly demanding simpler foods and more transparent food practices,” said Stohrer, Jr. “As a farm-to-fridge co-operative owned by dairy farmers, we really take to heart values of animal welfare, food safety and environmental responsibility in making our great-tasting, exceptional cheese products.”

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 12.000 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, with a wide range of dairy products of highest quality. Well-known brands like Arla®Lurpak® and Castello® belong to the Arla family. Arla Foods is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Arla Group Press Office
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Arla Group Press Office(journalists/media only)

Åse Andersson
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Åse AnderssonHead of Media, Arla Denmark

Press contact for Arla Foods in Denmark

Erik Bratthall
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Erik BratthallHead of Media, Arla Sweden

Press contact for Arla Foods in Sweden

Markus Teubner
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Markus TeubnerHead of Media, Arla Germany

Press contact for Arla Foods in Germany, France, Austria and Luxembourg

Felicity Callaghan
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Felicity CallaghanHead of Media, Arla UK

Press contact for Arla Foods in UK

Theis Brøgger
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Theis BrøggerDirector of Corporate Communications