The new Assured Integrated Milk Supplier (AIMS) scheme sets out to ensure traceability in the milk supply chain for those purchasing milk from non-direct sources. But is it compulsory, and who can join?
‘Our short supply chain means the money goes directly to the farmers,’ says CEO Simon Mellin as he opens up on his company’s quest to modernize the morning milkround – and make it more sustainable for both farmers and consumers.
Medina Dairy, a UK supplier of fresh milk, dairy and bakery products to the retail, convenience, wholesale and foodservice sectors has started a £3.5m ($4.3m) development program to upgrade its Watson’s Dairy plant in Hampshire.
Australian dairy Norco Cooperative has secured a deal with Chinese authorities that allows it to fast-track quarantine clearance for its fresh milk exports - slashing the time it takes to reach consumers in China to just seven days.
Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and degraded by light.