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California Department of Food and Agriculture

California Milk and Dairy Product Marketing Provisions


The California Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) promotes the intelligent production and orderly marketing and distribution of all milk and dairy products to ensure availability to consumers of an adequate and continuous supply of pure, fresh, wholesome market milk. The Department's Dairy Marketing Branch is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the California Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) and related regulations concerning the marketing of milk and dairy products. The FAC, administrative regulations, Pooling Plan, and Stabilization and Marketing Plan prohibit the sale below cost of milk, cream, or any dairy product, by any retailer, wholesale customer, manufacturer, or distributor.

California Milk and Dairy Product Marketing Provisions Informational Booklet
Information on dairy marketing laws and regulations for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of dairy products in California.