The foot-and-mouth epidemic has led to some countries demanding proof that dairy products originating from within the EU have been heat-treated or fermented. Arla Foods’ product, however, fully conform to the required certification criteria.
“The demand for certification comes from countries that are not among our most important export markets,” said Group Director Andreas Lund. “Particularly in view of the newly confirmed outbreak in Holland, however, we’re doing our utmost to prevent the disease from reaching Denmark. An outbreak in Denmark would be particularly damaging to Arla Foods because of our substantial exports to third countries.