Finnish dairy producer Valio is looking for new suppliers of butter and cheese for the production of processed cheese Viola at its Ershovo plant in the Moscow Region. This was reported to ITAR-TASS by the company.
“At present, the company is conducting a thorough analysis of sources of alternative raw materials for the implementation of Russian production in Ershov,” the Valio press service comments. She added that this is an extreme measure, as Valio is owned by several Finnish dairy cooperatives and has obligations to shareholders, one of which is to process and sell Finnish milk and dairy products.
In the meantime, the plant continues to work on Finnish raw materials, which were imported to Russia before the ban on the import of dairy products.
In addition, it became known that the company can send part of the staff of its Finnish enterprises on forced leave. “Some of the staff (according to preliminary estimates, 800 people) can go on forced leave until the situation is fully clarified, temporary labor contracts will not be extended with some of the employees. The exact number of employees and the term of vacations will be clarified. Valio will not reduce staff and will avoid all possible ways, "- said in a message posted on the website of the Russian representative office of the company.
Earlier it became known that Valio stopped the production of dairy products for Russia due to the import restrictions imposed by our country. Later, the company issued a press release in which it clarified that the Russian production of the company does not close and does not stop working. “We are talking about stopping the production of goods for Russia at factories that operate in Finland,” the press service explained.