ADELAIDE publicly listed firm Beston Global Food Company celebrated the reopening of its Murray Bridge and Jervois milk processing factories today, promising to double jobs in 12 months.

As reported in The Advertiser last week, the renamed Beston Pure Foods dairy at Murray Bridge has re-employed 35 workers and has processed 26 million litres of milk and produced 2600 tonnes of cheese since September.

At Jervois, the group has produced 700 tonnes of whey powder.

Beston bought the plants, which had been mothballed by previous owner United Dairy Power in June.

It is expected employee numbers will increase to about 60 over the next 12 months as the supply of milk to the factory ramps up, BGFC chairman Dr Roger Sexton said at the event attended by Agriculture Minister Leon Bignell.

The goal is to supply quality South Australian milk products to Asia.

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