‘Fresh’ to be re­moved from milk pack­ag­ing in Greece

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The word “fresh” will be taken off pas­teur­ized milk pack­ag­ing as part of mar­ket changes be­ing pro­moted by the De­vel­op­ment Min­istry in line with rec­om­men­da­tions from the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (OECD).

The min­istry’s pro­posal pro­vides for abol­ish­ing the five-day stan­dard, so that each pro­ducer will be al­lowed to de­ter­mine the pre­cise ex­piry date of his pro­duce de­pend­ing on the method of pas­teur­iza­tion used.

The Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Min­istry is against the pro­posal, fear­ing a price hike. How­ever, it has not yet tabled an al­ter­na­tive pro­posal that would sat­isfy the coun­try’s cred­i­tors, who are putting pres­sure in fa­vor of open­ing up the dairy mar­ket.

Producers will de­ter­mine the ex­piry date of their milk de­pend­ing on their pas­teur­iza­tion method.

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