YORKSHIRE POST readers are getting behind our petition which calls for retailers, food processors and the wider food industry to clearly label dairy products with where their milk is from.
Our Clearly British campaign calls for urgent action to make it easier for shoppers to identify how they can support struggling British dairy farmers. We also want the European Commission to rethink its block on mandatory country of origin labelling on dairy products.
We want retailers, processors, caterers, restaurants, hotels and cafes to be make it clear where the milk used in their dairy products is from and to only use the Union flag or a UK logo if the milk is made on British farms.
Months of falling milk prices, largely caused by shrinking international demand for dairy, is driving farmers to the brink.
Readers who have signed our petition so far include Peter Milburn of Maltby near Rotherham, who posted: “British must MEAN British fed and reared, fed, grown!”
Glen fisher, from Castleford, wrote: “I believe we should use British products before importing.”
Mike Pearson, of Clayton West near Barnsley, added: “Labelling is misleading and food origin and processing should be clear to all consumers.”
While David Gaunt, of Batley, posted: “For such a vital industry in our economy we need to make sure customers when shopping buy clearly marked goods provided by our GB farming.”
And Joan Whitfield, of Silsden, added: “All of my family are farmers. My mother brought me up to buy British & I have passed that on to my children.”
To sign the Clearly British petition, click here.