April 16, 2021
The Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) has lodged an application with the Australian Competition Tribunal challenging the approval of the “Fair Go Dairy” scheme.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission granted final authorisation to the Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation for use of the logo on March 12.
However, the ADPF application has now stalled the implementation.
“To say that this further delay is disappointing is a major understatement,” QDO executive officer Eric Danzi told rural media.
“Why is the ADPF so determined to block Fair Go Dairy which is aimed at providing transparency to consumers about the origin of milk and whether farmers are paid a fair price?”
The QDO says the Fair Go Dairy logo aims to allow shoppers to identify and support the dairy brands which are paying their farmers a sustainable and fair farmgate price and whose products are made using milk from Queensland farms and Queensland cows.