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Swiss Dairy Association Launches 'Sustainable Milk' Standard

13 August 2019

SWITZERLAND - From 1 September, milk producers can use a new "Swissmilk Green" quality label if they meet ten basic criteria, including avoiding palm oil products in animal feed.

The new standard will come into force along with a "Swiss Sustainable Milk Charter" that has already been signed by around 40 organisations in the dairy sector.

Besides avoiding palm oil, dairy farmers must devote at least 7 percent of their farm's productive area to activities designed to increase biodiversity.

The new standard also requires meeting minimum criteria in the areas of training and development, climate, animal welfare and the use of antibiotics.

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Source: Swiss Info

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