Arla Foods has kicked off production of own-label butter at its Westbury dairy, consolidating its UK butter business at one site.

Arla previously produced own-label butter at its Settle creamery as well as at sites in Denmark and Sweden, but the coming on stream of the newly developed Westbury butter facility means all its own-label butter will now be produced at one site.

Westbury senior director Andy West said the move meant Arla would be able to supply more of the UK market with retail packet butter from British cream.