European Dairy Association sends letter to EU Commission President–The Single Market for milk is not functioning

The chairman of the European Dairy Association, EDA, Michel Nalet says in the letter that the Single Market for milk and dairy is no longer functioning the way it should.

In the letter M Nalet says: “We deeply regret that our industry is now faced with numerous national mandatory origin labelling laws forcing especially dairies in so-called border regions to revise their milk collection strategy. “

He continues: “ What we can see now is a wave of national laws destroying the EU Single Market for milk and dairy, starting with France and Italy, and followed by Lithuania, Greece, Finland, Romania, Portugal and Spain. “

Regarding nutritional labelling he says: “As dairy industry we see no logic or consumer benefit in a nutrition labelling scheme where a diet soda drink ranks better than drinking milk. “

Read the whole letter