No Palm Oil labels that denigrate Malaysian Palm Oil will be removed from Malaysian shelves within 60 days by Danish company, Arla Foods, in an agreement made with the Malaysian Government and orchestrated by Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities.
Importantly, Arla Foods also agreed to collaborate with the Malaysian Government on the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) scheme.
No Palm Oil labels are an affront to Malaysia and to the millions of small farmers and hard-working Malaysians employed by the Palm Oil sector. The acknowledgement by Arla Foods that these labels are undignified represents a first-win in the long battle to remove these illegal, discriminatory labels.
The Malaysian Government and Palm Oil industry reiterate their call for other stakeholders, specifically, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, to show leadership, enforce its own rules and crackdown on members that openly flaunt the cause of promoting Palm Oil.
Read more about the announcement, here.
“Arla Foods have confirmed it will remove the discriminatory labels on Lurpak dairy goods from sale at supermarket shelves, within 60 days”
“The government will assiduously counter any negative campaign against [Palm Oil]; be it domestically or abroad”
“The Danish Embassy and Arla Foods firmly support Malaysian small farmers and are committed to collaborate on MSPO”
Read details on the Minister’s successful intervention, here.