Dairy Farmers of Canada says it's listening attentively to the concerns expressed by consumers in recent weeks over the use of animal feed supplements containing palm by-products.
In light of these concerns, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) had previously announced the formation of a working group of experts to assess current scientific literature, identify gaps in information, and look into issues that have been raised by consumers.
Academics from different relevant areas along with sector experts will come together shortly to begin the work. DFC will also seek the views of consumers as part of this exercise.
In a news release, DFC says, "It is essential that decisions be made on a factual basis and that science guide our sector, hence the creation of a working group of experts. In the interim, DFC is asking dairy farmers to consider alternatives to palm supplements."
DFC stresses that all milk produced in Canada is as safe as always to consume and is subject to Canada’s robust health and safety standards.
The group notes that all animal feeds used on dairy farms are approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and are safe for animals.Click here to see more...