Royal FrieslandCampina, Netherlands
Role in the project:
Participant; contributor of data and vitamin D fortified cheese in WP5 (Foods)
Royal FrieslandCampina is a multinational dairy company wholly owned by the dairy co-operative ‘Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina’, which has 14,391 member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Our products are for sale in more than 100 countries. Key regions are Europe, Asia and Africa. Ingredients are sold all over the world. In 2011, sales amounted to over 9,6 billion euros (first half 2012: 5,089 million). The company employs 19,000 people in 25 countries. FC want to help people move forward in life with natural dairy nutrition. With milk we can respond to the growing demand on the world market for healthy food that is produced in a sustainable manner. Milk contains many essential nutrients, such as protein, fats, lactose, vitamins and minerals. Milk products are included in dietary recommendations in nearly every country in the world, from Europe to Africa and from America to Asia. Since dairy is a major part of the diet of many consumers, it would be a perfect source for vitamin D fortification.