Organic goes national in the UK
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- 02 May 2002
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The surplus of organic milk in the UK has resulted in British retailers introducing a “Buy British” policy for organic products. This, in effect, means that organic production is becoming a purely local affair.
Recently, Tesco, the UK’s largest multiple, announced its decision to apply the “Buy British” principle for basic products like milk and butter in order to support British organic milk producers.
Arla Foods supplies organic milk and butter to Tesco. Organic milk is supplied by Arla Foods’ dairy in Hatfield Peverel, north of London, while organic butter is currently produced in Denmark at Holstebro Dairy. This organic milk production, however, is expected to be transferred to Arla Foods’ dairy in Settle where Arla Foods already produces non-organic butter.
Holstebro Dairy currently produces approx. 75,000 tons butter of which 700 tons is organic butter for the UK market.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.