The BC Milk Marketing Board initiated a consultation with BC Processors on July 5th, 2019 regarding the opportunity to develop a cost sharing policy between producers and processors on vendor audits.

The feedback period concluded on September 11, 2019 and the Milk Board reviewed the feedback received from all processors, the Milk Industry Advisory Council and the Western Dairy Council on October 18, 2019. In order to address issues raised by processors regarding audit cost sharing, the Board has been working with the Western Milk Pool to ensure the development of audit practices and cost sharing policies are consistent through western Canada. A committee of technical experts from the WMP will provide an update on the progress of these policies to the WMP in January 2020.

The Board will continue to provide updates as the development of the policy moves forward.

Any questions regarding this notice can be directed to Dan Poelman (dpoelman@bcmilk.com).