The plant owned by the Swiss company Nestlé in Sebares, Asturias, has started to be provided with organic milk for the production of liquid milk products meant for children.
In the first year, around one million liters of milk -from the 26 million that the plant in Sebares receives annually- will come from the organic milk production farms that already work with the factory.
The company understands that this measure adapts to the consumers demands and supports the farmers in their efforts to adapt, for two years, their farms in order to minimise the environmental impact and obtain the pertinent ecological certification.
Two Nestlé plants in Asturias
The Sebares facility employs around 200 workers and in 2018 registered a production volume of 51,000 tons.
The multinational has another plant in Gijón, which is dedicated to the manufacture of tinned and sterilised dishes, including the preparation of the well-known Litoral fabada, with a history dating back some 60 years. Likewise, cured meat are produced in that plant exclusively for pre-cooked dishes Litoral.
Last April, Nestlé announced an investment for the factory in Sebares close to 8 million euros for a new production line that will allow manufacturing in 2020 new baby fruit purees formats. The multinational understands this movement as a commitment for its center in Asturias.
Nestlé also reported in October that the company will focus on food and beverages and healthy nutrition.