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Price of milk going up


December 19, 2013
By Canadian Pizza

Dec. 19, 2013, Ottawa – The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) will increase dairy prices by one per cent on Feb. 1, 2014.

This price hike adds up to a $26-million hit to Canada’s restaurant industry and exceeds the CDC’s own price projections, reported the Canadian Foodservices and Restaurant Association (CRFA), in a media statement.
This price increase comes on the heels of a motion made by the federal government in late November that suddenly shut down a pizza cheese import process that courts have previously twice upheld.

“Weeks ago we presented to both the CDC and the federal government proposing a collaborative approach to set dairy prices and to modernize the current dairy system,” said Garth Whyte, CRFA president and CEO, in a media release. “It is clear the CDC and the federal government are not listening.”

Dairy prices in Canada have historically outpaced the consumer price index and the farmer’s own cost of production. “We have told the CDC that they are pricing dairy off the menu,” said Whyte.

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