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Organic Food: Milk

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much organic milk was imported into the UK in each year between 2002 and 2006. (136976)

The official overseas trade statistics do not separately identify organic milk.

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCO) estimate 7 million litres of organic milk were imported into the UK in 2006-07 (published in the March 2007 Organic Milk Market Report). Earlier years are not available.

It should be noted that OMSCOs estimate of organic milk imports may not be fully comparable, in terms of data capture and estimation methods, with the official overseas trade statistics on total liquid milk.