We’ve worked in partnership with Arla for more than a decade to build an open and transparent relationship with our farmer owners and are already in constructive discussions about how we can further support them. While we are in regular contact with industry representatives, we are also in the process of setting up a formal meeting with the NFU to discuss the most responsible course of action for both our dairy farmers and customers.
Asda’s policy is to source British products first and has a positive record in UK dairy sourcing for both milk and cheese. All our fresh milk is Red Tractor stamped and our own label butter and British cheese range uses British milk. Ahead of our meeting we will continue to explore the options available to support our dairy farmers, whilst ensuring our customers don’t end up shouldering the burden of any actions.