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EU Dairy Package consultation

A consultation on the implementation of the EU Dairy Package was launched by the Scottish Government this week. The EU Dairy Package regulations covers three main areas:

  • Enabling milk producers to set up Producer Organisations. The intention is that this will be implemented on a UK-wide basis to give Producer Organisations formal recognition, enabling them to negotiate contracts, including the price for milk
  • Giving Member States the option of making it compulsory for dairy processors to have written contracts with dairy producers. The Scottish Government does not intend to invoke this provision at this stage while the Voluntary Code of Practice is bedding in
  • Enabling Inter-branch Organisations (IBOs) to seek recognition. IBOs can ensure transparency in a supply chain and help in promote best practices and improve market transparency. The Scottish Government does not intend to adopt this because similar organisations already exist which carry out several of the possible functions of IBOs

To view the consultation see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/12/7799 

 

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