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Greek flag in dairy means Greek origin of milk

Cow Milk
Dairy
Greece
Regulation & Compliances
Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

Greece has introduced a new regulation, published in the Official Gazette, mandating the labeling of origin on milk and dairy products. This regulation allows only products made entirely from Greek milk and dairy ingredients, or those awarded the 'Hellenic Flag' under KYA K4 7838/2014, to feature the Greek flag on their labels. Highlighted by Giorgos Kefalas, president of the Association of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Producers of Greece, this move significantly affects the yogurt production sector. It limits the use of imported cow's milk in Greek-style yogurt, potentially leading to an increase in production of local versions of the yogurt in other countries, thereby impacting Greece's exports and production.
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Original content

An amending decision was issued in the Official Gazette on mandatory labeling of origin on milk and dairy products. The specific decision says the ... self-evident, that is, it states that: "The use of the Greek flag is understood only in products where the origin of the milk and other dairy ingredients is exclusively of Greek origin or in products that have been awarded the "Hellenic Flag", based on KYA K4 7838/2014 (B' 1432)" . We remind you that as the cattle breeder and president of the Association of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Producers of Greece, Giorgos Kefalas, reported to AgroTypos, "the problem is found in the production of yogurt. Exports are made ...
Source: Agrotypos
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