The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland (DCNI) is an organization established to promote the consumption of United Kingdom dairy products, and advocate their health benefits.
Dairy products from the United Kingdom are produced to the high standards of the European Union, promising to deliver products with the best quality possible. All dairy farms are registered and milk processing plants are approved by a relevant enforcement authority (the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or local Authority). Comprehensive inspection programs including milk purchasing, haulage, raw milk supply, product manufacturing and distribution are carried out on a regular basis to ensure all quality and food safety standards are met.
Beside regulatory requirements, the weather and landscape of the United Kingdom is ideal for the growth of lush green grass that dairy cows consume as their main source of nutrition. These cows then produce high quality milk that is manufactured into superior, nutritious dairy products.
Dairy farms in the United Kingdom are family owned and are passed down from one generation to the next. The milk processing facilities are mainly owned and managed by farmers’ co-operatives, extending this ownership ethos throughout the supply chain.
Some of the leading brands within the DCNI are available in up to 80 countries, and pride themselves in producing dairy-based products with utmost care. Dairy companies from the United Kingdom always set high standards and ensure that all requirements are met.
For example, some products have been present in Saudi Arabia for many years and are used by many famous food service outlets and food manufacturers throughout the Kingdom.
About Dairy Council for Northern Ireland
Located in Belfast, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, promoting the natural goodness and quality of the United Kingdom milk and dairy products. The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland plays an important role in promoting dairy products consumption through the dissemination of useful information in the form of research, scientific experiments, seminars, and supporting campaigns. Find out more about the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland at www.dairycouncil.co.uk
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