A BC dairy processor says the decision to destroy around 90-thousand litres of milk a day from an embattled Chilliwack dairy farm is unprecedented.
The processor – who did not want his name used – says it’s clear something needs to be done, after staff at the farm were caught on camera abusing animals.
However, he says “First of all, there is nothing in the act that indicates that anything that happened in the farm in question was contrary to the act, those are under different legislation. For an offence against the act, a corporation that’s convicted of an offence against the act is subject to a penalty of not less than 50 dollars but not more than 5000 dollars.”
He says the BC Milk Marketing Board and Saputo are dealing with intense consumer pressure, but the destruction is a waste.
Earlier this week the Milk Marketing Board said it was no longer accepting milk from the farm.