Dairy Briefs: Danisco, Sargento, Denali in the news
Danisco A/S, Copehagen, Denmark, said it expects by next August to expand its Danisco cultures plant in Madison, Wis. Officials say the addition -- part of $90 million Danisco will invest worldwide -- includes "one of the largest ultra-cold storages in the United States as well as pelletizing production rooms." Danisco says its goal is to "meet the growing U.S. demand for frozen Direct Vat Inoculants (DVI) cultures at the highest quality standard."
Cheese products marketer Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis., said it hired Elizabeth Neils as associate marketing manager, Consumer Products Division. Sargento also promoted Jim Schafer to senior director of marketing, Food Service Division.
Ice cream ingredient supplier Denali Ingredients, New Berlin, Wis., said it hired Kim Premo as vice president of research & development. Officials said Premo -- formerly of Guernsey Bell and Kerry Ingredients -- will lead new ingredient development while assisting Wayland, Mich.-based Denali Flavors in creating new concepts for its ice cream flavor licensing business. He reports directly to Denali President Neal Glaeser.