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EDA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the European protection of dairy terms, like “milk” and “butter”

In the EU, milk and dairy products have been legally recognised for decades as unique in their nutritional composition, quality and source, being the secretion from a mammal...

...For 30 years the specific EU legislative framework has provided to the European citizens a clear knowledge of what milk and milk products are and strongly protected them from being misled. On 14 June 2017, the European Court of Justice reaffirmed forcefully the uniqueness of milk and dairy in the Opens external link in new windowcourt case C-422/16 strongly marking the 30th anniversary of the EU protection of dairy terms.