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Building a better future for families

Food brings people together. We believe in the family values of health, wellbeing and happiness. Whether we’re sharing the science behind our products, highlighting the importance of dairy in a balanced diet, or inspiring families with new recipes and creative ideas to enjoy – our brands and products help to build a better, healthier world for all members of your family.

You can rely on us to create products you can trust.

Building on more than 100 years of experience in European dairy, we create high-quality products, using the latest food-science technologies, that deliver more nutrition and value to families in China.

Our story starts
with milk

Born in the milk belt of Europe, Food Union brings together the region’s best dairy.

Our heritage spans more than 100 years of excellence in dairy products. Taking the best practices of the Baltics and uniting the region’s leading suppliers and manufacturers, Food Union was founded in 2012 on an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, with a passion for collaboration and quality.Food Union’s success is rooted in the history of our founder, Andrey Beskhmelnitsky. His vision of delivering high-quality dairy through innovation, saw him exponentially grow Russian dairy company, Unimilk in just ten short years. In 2010, Unimilk merged with Danone, the world’s largest yoghurt maker and Andrey started Food Union to continue this legacy in new markets.

We continue to invest in the future of dairy, ensuring that we are at the frontier of food science, and that our customers trust in our dedication to quality and flavour.

Not all dairy is created equal

Freshness isn’t just about ingredients; it’s a promise.

Fresh dairy means real nutrition and flavour in every product. Our roots in Europe, along with our 100-year heritage of quality dairy, have given us a strong, industry-leading position.

Our knowledge and expertise span everything from sourcing and product development to distribution, tracking methodology, brand development and child nutritional sciences.

From the ground up, we’ve built two state-of-the-art dairy plants in China, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and operational processes. We continue to invest in modern dairy technology and use the latest food science expertise to maximise the nutritional benefits of our natural ingredients.

From source to shelf, we’re
committed to safety

Our food safety procedures surpass industry standards.
From farm to factory to family fridge, our attention to detail extends to every stage of the process.

Animal Welfare

Working closely with farms, we uphold stringent animal welfare standards. These include a cow’s basic physiological and behavioural needs, health and housing. The happier, healthier and more comfortable a cow is, the higher quality its milk. From a diet of nutritious hay, corn and grass to soft, dry and clean bedding, every detail helps to ensure that cows produce the tastiest milk and enjoy their lives while doing so.

Food Safety

We monitor farms to make sure that the highest standards are met, ensuring the milk we source is fresh, pure and free from unnecessary additives. Our technologies enable us to ensure high quality and food safety with unparalleled levels of detail, delivering peace of mind to all our customers.

Environmental Hygiene

Our focus on food safety starts at the farm. Our suppliers adhere to strict regulations, from using chemicals at their minimum viable quantities, to ensuring that waste is handled correctly and responsibly. We encourage and support sound environmental production processes that respect nature.

The best ingredients, sourced responsibly

Our suppliers are chosen with careful consideration. Milk is our primary ingredient, but any additional flavours are sourced with equal care.

Sourcing Milk

Milk undergoes strict quality controls throughout the manufacturing process, from testing to cooling lines. Abiding by worldwide quality assurance practices, we ensure that the milk we use is of the absolute highest quality and produced responsibly. The freshness of the milk we use is key. The milk we source contains the ideal composition of fat, protein and trace minerals.

Other Ingredients

Fresh fruits and other flavours that enliven our branded products are prepared and sourced by our trusted partners. We make sure that all details are listed clearly on our packaging to meet the high standards of quality required by industry certification.

Quality assurance at every stage

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At the source

When milk is first produced it undergoes testing by our team of quality managers. Conducting tests that can detect even the smallest deviation from Food Union’s quality standards, the team are able to identify antibiotic content, foreign substances and assess freshness before milk is sent to our plants for processing.

Keep it cool

A regulated temperature regime helps to preserve our milk’s purity and is vital to the production process. This stage also helps to ensure a long-term shelf life for our products. Once the milk has arrived at our plant, it is further cooled to a suitable storage temperature and filtered. It is imperative that milk is cooled properly, as this is the foundation of high-quality dairy products.

Separation and processing

After proper cooling the milk is separated into two parts: skimmed milk and cream. These are used in different proportions to create a variety of products with differing milk fat percentages. Once separated, these parts are heated through a thermal process that kills potentially harmful micro flora, and de-aired to remove additional odours that have been infused in the process. This is an important stage for product safety. These food safety parameters are closely monitored throughout production. Our plants have state-of-the-art, closed production lines that further protect against contamination.

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Sealed for freshness

Packaging is a key consideration. We aim to preserve the goodness and purity of the natural milk product, and packaging allows us to lock in nutritional benefits. Before products are delivered to stores, they undergo additional testing to check their physical, chemical and microbiological properties.

On the shelf

Once the product is on the shelf we continue to monitor in-store storage conditions, ensuring that everyone who purchases our products enjoys the best quality and great taste.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about Food Union, or are interested in partnership opportunities, get in touch today.

Room 1407-1409
Lansheng Building
No 8 Middle Huaihai Road
Shanghai
China
+86 8008209888
information@www.foodunion.com.cn

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