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A total of 14 written responses were received.
This consultation covered the implementation in England of EU Regulation 261/2012 (the EU Regulation) which is directly applicable in all Member States.
The EU Regulation enables milk producers to set up Producer Organisations (POs) and seek recognition for them to jointly negotiate contract terms, including price, for the delivery of raw milk to milk purchasers (including processors). It also provides for certain reporting requirements on raw milk production.
The EU Regulation also has some provisions which are optional for Member States. It is possible for Member States to: make it compulsory for dairy processors (first purchasers) to have and/or offer written contracts with dairy farmers; enable the recognition of interbranch organisations; and/or allow binding rules to regulate the supply of cheeses with protected designations of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indications (PGI) where requested.
The UK-wide impact assessment provides background, detailed analysis of the current situation and options being considered for the future and our preference for implementation in England.
Similar consultations are being conducted in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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