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Fresh to be removed from milk packaging in Greece

By Dimitra Manifava

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 ministrys 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 countrys creditors, who are putting pressure in favor of opening up the dairy market.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 (23:08)  
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