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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Third processor sets December milk price

Kerry Group has set its December 2021 milk price, becoming the third processor to do so.

Its announcement follows Lakeland Dairies’ (40c/L) as we reported, and Glanbia’s (42c/L).

Kerry December 2021 milk price

In a statement on Monday, January 17th, 2022, a spokesperson for Kerry Group said:

“Our Kerry Group base price for December milk supplies will increase to 39.25c/l incl VAT at 3.30% Prot/3.60% Bfat and 43.06c/l incl Vat at EU Standard Constituents 3.40% Prot/4.20% Bfat.”

“Based on Kerry’s average milk solids for December, the milk price return inclusive of VAT and bonuses is 49.49c/L.”

See more milk price announcements.

Supermarket scraps ‘use-by’ dates from milk for ‘sniff test’

In other dairy-related news, Morrisons will scrap ‘use by’ dates on some of its milk products later this month.

Instead, the UK supermarket will switch to ‘best before’ dates only and encourage customers to use a sniff test.

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The purpose of the move is to help reduce food waste in homes. According to studies, the UK wastes 490 million pints of milk every year.

Morrisons has committed to reducing food waste in stores by 50% by 2030.

It will scrap ‘use by’ dates from its own brand British and Scottish milks, Morrisons for farmer’s milks and Morrisons’ organic milks in-store – supplied into Morrisons by Arla farmers.

The chain has yet to convert Morrisons’ South West milk and The Best Jersey milk.

According to the supermarket, unlike some other fresh products, drinking milk after a ‘best before’ date is not a food safety issue.

Research shows fresh milk can often last a number of days past the ‘use by’ date on the bottle.

However, the statement added, that UK customers are routinely throwing away milk – as they incorrectly believe the milk is unsafe to drink.

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