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11
December
2012

DAIRY UK WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S PREFERRED OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE DAIRY PACKAGE IN ENGLAND

Commenting today on the announcement of Government consultation on the implementation of the Dairy Package in England, Dairy UK Director General Jim Begg said: “Everyone involved in the negotiations that resulted in the agreement of the Voluntary Code of Practice recognises that the principles set out in the Code provide a strong basis for the future evolution of industry contractual relationships, avoiding the need for regulation.

 

“We agree with the Minister’s view that this important initiative now needs time to be put in place and its effects evaluated. It is definitely a constructive way forward for the industry.”

 

Producer Organisations may potentially provide a new opportunity for producers collectively to market their milk.

 

“We will seek to co-operate with Defra and the industry to progress collaborative work in this area so that those Producer Organisations that do emerge are viable and can make a positive contribution to the supply chain,” explained Begg.

 

ENDS

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