Panama: Industrias Lácteas to Construct Dairy Factory

The dairy produce company will invest between $60 and $80 million in this project, according to Panama America.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Frank Tedman, head of operations for the company known for its Estrella Azul ("Blue Star") brand, told the newspaper that the factory's design and layout had been finalized and the methods chosen for processing the milk.

He indicated that Industrias Lácteas is now awaiting authorization from Panama's National Environment Authority (ANAM in Spanish) to begin the works planned.



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Grupo Lala Buys Dairy Plant in Costa Rica

July 2016

The Mexican company has acquired a dairy production plant in Alajuela and through an agreement with Florida Bebidas will produce and market its products in the country.

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Costa Ricans Buy Dairy Plant in Nicaragua

June 2016

The transaction, which was carried out in 2015, was not announced at the time in Costa Rica, where high production costs have prompted several companies to move their operations to Nicaragua.

In 2015 the Costa Rican dairy producer Dos Pinos bought the industrial plant La Completa for an undisclosed amount. Dos Pinos is a cooperative network made up of more than 2,000 associated producers and workers.

Dairy War Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica?

June 2016

Nicaraguan health authorities have restricted access to products elaborated by the Costa Rican company Dos Pinos and two other companies for failing to obtain health certification for their processing plants.

In a circular apparently issued by the company Dos Pinos, the entity may have indicated to its customers that due to non-renewal of health certificates for the industrializing plant they may not be able to continue expending their products until the situation has been resolved. This is the version stated by Laprensa.com.ni, who also explained that the Country manager at Dos Pinos in Nicaragua, Oswaldo Gonzalez Quijano said in the document   "... The measure taken by the Government of Nicaragua 'has no technical basis'."

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