Источник: The DairyNews
Russian dairy plants are ready to cover the demand in this category, according to The DairyNews.
The coffee manufacturer "Jacobs Rus" sent a letter to Vice Prime Minister of RF Arkadiy Dvorkovich with a request to exclude milk powder mixed with sugar from the food embargo. As noted in the letter, the company in the manufacture of sachets for coffee machines uses the milk powder mixed with sugar produced at Belarusian "Lepelsk dairy-canning factory". Products of Belarusian enterprises came under a temporary ban from the Rosselkhoznadzor since August 31.
The DairyNews managed to contact the leadership of the Ulyanovsk manufacturer of milk powder "Alev-Industry", which considered the possibility of cooperation with the Leningrad plant "Jacobs Rus". According to the Director of the company Andrey Egorov, the plant produces about 1,800 tons of instant milk powder and dry milk containing products per month and has reserves for increasing the amounts. The drying facility is one of the largest in Europe. "We are ready to fully satisfy the requirements of "Jacobs Rus" in the milk powder mixed with sugar. The production won’t need any modernization. Earlier, we considered the possibility of the production of these products and even did the test batch. Despite the fact that our production is located in a favorable resource area, Belarusian products are cheaper because of low cost of milk as raw material," said Mr. Egorov.
Arkadiy Shomorov, managing director of LLC "Nevel'konservmoloko" (Pskov region), in comments to The DairyNews noted that their company is capable of delivering a mixture of whole milk powder or skimmed milk powder and sugar. "It is not necessary to install any additional equipment, as our enterprise is equipped with modern lines for the production of granular food products," – said Mr. Shomorov. According to the employee of LLC "Nevel'konservmoloko", the company continues to carry out modernization of the production.
The Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Arkadiy Ponomarev in the comments to The DairyNews declared that he sees no reason to exclude milk powder mixed with sugar from the embargo. "We can produce this product in Russia. It is not necessary to solve someone's private interests", – said Mr. Ponomarev.
According to the Russian Dairy Research Center, 149,4 thousand tons of milk powder was produced in Russia in 2014.
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