Jerome Cheese Company settles with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jun 05, 2013, 20:30 ET from Davisco Foods International, Inc.

JEROME, Idaho, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerome Cheese Company has agreed to a settlement with the EPA over discharges of non-contact cooling water.  "There was no harm to the environment, in fact the water discharged to the canal system was of higher quality than the water already in the canal," said Jon Davis, Chief Executive Officer for Davisco Foods International, Inc.  Jerome Cheese Company agreed to the settlement in order to avoid endless litigation costs.  Davis concluded, "We look forward to moving on and concentrating on more productive activities.  We will continue to be good stewards of the environment."

Jerome Cheese Company is owned by Davisco Foods International, Inc. headquartered in Le Sueur, MN.  Davisco is a privately held, family-owned company that supplies the world with the finest dairy ingredients. Our award winning cheeses and highest purity whey proteins can be found anywhere in the world through our international sales team and worldwide network of trading partners.  Developing groundbreaking protein technology and flexible process manufacturing, our dairy ingredients have become the industry standard for superior quality and purity.

SOURCE Davisco Foods International, Inc.