'Made in Portugal' Stamp Approved for Milk

PORTUGAL - Portugal has been given the go-ahead from the European Union to pass a bill which requires milk and milk products to be labelled as being of Portuguese origin.
calendar icon 30 January 2017
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Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Portugal’s Agriculture Minister Capoulas Santos said the step is “a measure that the sector sees as very important”, and which will allow Portuguese consumers to “unequivocally” opt for milk produced in Portugal.

A protest organised by the European Milk Board was staged outside the Ministers’ meeting at the Council of the European Union’s headquarters.

Among the protestors was José Gonçalves, representing Portugal’s National Agricultural Confederation, who acknowledged the step is “a positive measure” but said “it will not resolve Portugal’s specific problem” nor the issues of the sector in Portugal, which has gone through successive crises since the EU decided to do away with milk quotas.

Source: The Portugal News Online

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