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Product Quality

To ensure the quality of Canadian milk products, all producers must conform with Canadian regulations and Health Canada’s decisions regarding antibiotics, hormones and more.

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  • Antibiotics

    Are there antibiotics in milk? Dairy regulations in Canada are very clear. When a cow is receiving medication, the dairy farmer must follow strict protocols.

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  • Cows and Hormones

    Are artificial growth hormones to increase cows' milk production allowed in Canada? No. Growth hormones, such as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), have not been approved for sale in Canada.

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  • Raw Milk

    Does pasteurization destroy the nutritional properties of milk? Is it healthier to consume raw milk? Pasteurization has very little impact on the nutritional value of milk and is essential to preserve its safety.

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  • Portable Milk

    Some milk products don’t require refrigeration. How is that possible? UHT pasteurization and aseptic packaging allow milk to be kept at room temperature.

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