Our production

Organically produced in Denmark

All our milk comes from organic local Danish farms, with cows roaming outdoor freely and majestically. Dairy 1888 products are crafted with fresh organic milk, successfully distinguishing themselves from the mass market dairy products found in stores today.

Organic cows in Denmark must have access to free pasture from April 15th to November 1st. Even in the wintertime, the cows must go to open-air areas for exercise. Besides, the feed for cows must be 100% organic, and a major part of the feed must be rough-age coming from the farm's own pasture.

When the cow gives birth to the calf, the baby calf must be given the opportunity to satisfy its suckling need during the lactation period of 3 months. If an organic cow is treated with veterinary medicine, the withdrawal period at our dairy is twice of non-organic milking cows.

Our Process

1. First, we milk the cow

The cows are carefully milked on our own farms and thoroughly tested on a zero-tolerance basis for antibiotics and thermo bacteria on farm level on every single milk collection. By any trace of antibiotics all the milk is rejected and send to waste.

2. Then we put the milk in a tank

The milk is transported in our own controlled milk tankers directly to our dairy. We are the only dairy in Denmark performing systematic testing for thermo bacteria on our tankers delivering the fresh milk to the Dairy.

3. And then a safe release

All our milk is immediately packed and delivered. We do not keep stock but produce in small series so we ensure only fresh milk is delivered to you. All products must pass the full test before release.

4. Lastly, the milk processing

The milk is freshly pasteurized using the newest and best technology to ensure a natural, rich and fresh organic taste. When spray drying our milk is gently processed and monitored all the way to keep taste and nutrients.

Highest level of food safety

Only made in Denmark

Our organic milk powders are mixed and packed under full protective atmosphere at a state of the art equipment from new facilities in Denmark just finished in 2020. Organic certified and approved for export to China and USA. 

We have implemented a traceability system so that every single product can have a unique QR code which is blockchain verified. It means every single product from us has unique code so you can verify its authenticity and trace the product journey.

Denmark's national organic label
European union's organic label
China's organic product label
Halal
Animal Welfare

The Danish Organic Label

Oldest and best controlled organic label in the world

The unique and governmentally certified Ø-label has been very important for the widespread success organic food products have achieved in Denmark. The Ø-label makes it easier to achieve several goals at the same time and it makes a difference. Denmark was the first country in the world to implement a state control for organics. The governmental control was a crucial success factor for convincing Danish consumers about organics. Today, organic products that bear the red Ø-label are highly respected. In 2020, the Danish red Organic label celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Strict regulations

In both Denmark and countries, we import organic products from, there is a long list of strict regulations that companies need to comply with if they process, pack, label or import organic products. For example, they must ensure that organic products are not coming into contact with non-organic products. If a company disregards this regulation, they can be fined or even lose their entitlement for the distribution of organic products. 

Inspection from farm to fork

Organic production takes the greatest possible account of nature, the environment and animal welfare all the way from farm to fork. The Danish red Ø label as well as EU’s green organic logo are your guarantee of organic quality. The red label also guarantees that the regulation for organic production have been complied with. Only authorities under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries carry out inspection under the government rules for organic production. The Danish AgriFish Agency inspects the primary production, while the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration inspects food companies. At least once a year, organic producers have inspection visits.

Milk Collecting

Quality and authenticity

The milk is collected daily by our own milk tanker. The organic milk is collected separate and weighed into separate silo tanks. All the way through the processes from collection at the farms to the final product the organic and conventional milk is kept separate.

Independent Quality Tests

Out on the farm our trained employees test the milk for among other things the presence of inhibitory substances in the milk, taste, smell, temperature and antibiotics. The samples are in addition analysed by an independent laboratory, just as we continuously test the quality ourselves throughout the processes.

Our production plant includes cheesery, 3 cheese processing tanks (Capacity 13 tons 20 tanks a day 3 packaging lines).

Unique Milk Quality

Protein, minerals and vitamins

Our milk naturally contains high content of protein (20% higher than conventional milk), essential minerals and vitamins to keep you well hydrated and healthy. Zero-tolerance of harmful or artificial chemicals At Them 1888, organic cows are grazed on pastures that are grown through organic means, and the milk is not contaminated with harmful chemicals such as the residues of pesticides, fertilizers, and hormones.

Quality and authenticity

This nutrient-rich organic milk does not contain traces of antibiotics, GM feed, urea, or fertility hormones. Besides, we are certified according to The International Food Standard IFS, and has in addition HACCP system and an environment system similar to ISO 14001. Our milk quality programs include test for: 

  • Mandatory surveillance on somatic cell counts 365 days a year
  • Mandatory surveillance on bacteria counts 365 days a yearC
  • Collaboration with veterinarians and other experts

Milk Quality

Stability and consistency

  • Thermo resistant bacteria
  • Bacteria plate count
  • Anaerobe spores
  • Somatic cell count
  • Drug residues
  • Stable School

State of the Art

New facility built in 2020

  • Highest safety and hygiene level.
  • Cans of Ø99 mm and Ø127 mm.
  • Spoon cap lids. 
  • Aeration and UV-treatment of empty cans and lids.
  • Accurate weighing.
  • Oxygen content in cans down to 0,4 %. 
  • State of the art data collection, serialization and traceability

Sustainability

Constantly working to do better

With good packaging, we ensure the cheeses a long shelf life and thus reduce food waste. We have not yet found good alternatives to plastic packaging, but we are working on it. In the meantime, we have reduced plastic consumption by 16% by using thinner foils. Excess cream and whey are sold for further processing. And by filtering the water from the embankment before the truck transports, we save four out of five trips every week.

Our premium cheeses are packed in boxes that are Cradle to Cradle certified. It is the world's strictest environmental certification, and it guarantees that the production of the boxes in no way harms the climate, the environment or people. For example, the paper is sustainable and 100% biodegradable - and the power consumption in production comes exclusively from wind power.