Keytone Dairy updates on CNCA and construction

By Jim Cornall contact

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Keytone Dairy's new facility remains on schedule for the first half of calendar year 2019.
Keytone Dairy's new facility remains on schedule for the first half of calendar year 2019.

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New Zealand’s Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited said its CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China) registration has been confirmed and is effective until November 2021, while also providing an update on construction of its new plant.

Since 2014, Keytone Dairy’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keytone Enterprises (NZ) Company Ltd (Keytone) has held a CNCA foreign manufacturer registration, enabling the company to import into China a wide range of dairy products and dairy-based formulations.

Keytone has now received confirmation that this registration remains effective, and has been advised that the CNCA registration is expected to remain effective, through to November 2021.

New facility

The construction of Keytone Dairy’s second manufacturing facility, located in Izone Industrial Park, Christchurch, New Zealand, which is intended to increase Keytone Dairy’s total powdered product manufacturing capacity to 5,000 tonnes per annum, is also on schedule, the company said.

The facility remains on schedule for delivery during the first half of calendar year 2019.

Keytone Dairy said it has finalized orders for new key equipment to be installed, including an automated canning line, a blender and a sterilized packing room that will complement the sachet packing line already on order.

The company added the new lines will enable it to meet the service needs of private label brands under a contract manufacturing basis for both existing and prospective clients, at higher volumes.  

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