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Responsible Sourcing and Animal Welfare

 

We care deeply about the way our ingredients are produced, and expect the same from our suppliers.

Milk is our primary ingredient and we care deeply about the way it is produced. High quality dairy products begin with high quality milk from healthy and well cared-for animals. We are committed to supporting initiatives and programs that promote communication, awareness and training opportunities for dairy production welfare issues.

Education is a key part of our approach to responsible sourcing. As such, we support initiatives and programs that promote communication, awareness and training opportunities for dairy production welfare issues.

 

Our position as a global leader in dairy processing comes with responsibility, and we use it to promote animal care and appropriate dairy cattle and goat handling practices.

We have a Zero Tolerance Policy for any act of animal cruelty. We ensure compliance with our animal care standards through industry regulations and Codes of Practice, routine supplier management practices, and awareness and training programs. We have established a clear protocol to work with suppliers and authorities to effectively deal with situations where a breach of the Animal Welfare Policy is suspected.We expect all milk producers to comply with recognized standards validated by third-party animal welfare audit. On the issue of pain relief, we expect our suppliers to eliminate or modify routine Management Practices that are unnecessary or cause pain. We expect our suppliers to implement appropriate Animal Care Awareness and Training programs including a mandatory animal care Code of Conduct that is reviewed annually.

Our fresh milk supply is the driving force behind our brand and is one of the many characteristics that differentiates us from other goat cheeses manufactured in North America. We are fully committed to our hardworking farmers.

There is no question that the Montchevre® brand's reputation for quality is, in part, thanks to the hard work of our milk suppliers. So, as you enjoy your next Montchevre® cheese product, rest assured that our commitment to quality begins first and foremost at our farms!