Australia fines Lactalis for conduct breach

French dairy giant Lactalis has received a A$950,000 (€575,457) fine for its Australian subsidiary, after it breached the Australian Dairy Code of Conduct, according to ABC News ( The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took action over agreements offered to dairy farmers in 2020 that allowed the firm to end them if they determined the farmers had engaged in public denigration of processors, key customers or other stakeholders.

It had also failed to publish its milk supply agreements and required farmers to sign up to them via email. Lactalis Australia said it fully supported the code of conduct and there were no breaches in subsequent years.

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