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Dairy UK Launches White Paper 2010

01 July 2010

UK - Dairy foods have a crucial role to play in a sustainable diet, Dairy UK told MPs at its annual dinner in London on Wednesday (30 June).

Addressing an audience of more than 100 parliamentarians, civil servants and industry figures, Dairy UK Chairman Mark Allen said: “Dairy foods are hugely popular and are important to the health of the nation.

“Not only are favourites such as milk, cheese and yogurt brimming with high quality nutrients, including calcium. But industry-led initiatives such as the Milk Roadmap mean that the dairy foods made from British milk are environmentally sound as well.”

This is one of several key conclusions contained in Dairy UK’s White Paper 2010, which was published today. Launching the state-of-the-nation document at the Dairy UK dinner, Director General Jim Begg said: “To ensure that the future is bright for British dairy farmers and processors, government must take a supportive stance.

“Of course, there are challenges ahead. But I hope that we will continue to work well in partnership together and see this industry go from strength to strength.”

The White Paper looks at a host of current issues besides the sustainable diet, including the EU’s High Level Group on Dairy, health and nutrition claims, country or origin labelling and market forecasts.

Copies can be downloaded at www.dairyUK.org, or by request from Dairy UK.

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