Friday, May 7, 2021

Chobani labels yogourt “fair trade”

Fair Trade USA in Oakland, Calif., has given approval for Chobani LLC of Norwich, N.Y., to apply its logo to Greek yogourt products.

The program provides financial premiums to dairy farmers and workers who meet sustainability standards.

The two formed a partnership in 2019 for a Milk Matters program available to milk producers to support economic, environmental and social standards throughout the Chobani’s milk supply chain. 

The yogourts are produced at Chobani’s  facilities in Twin Falls, Idaho, and South Edmeston, N.Y.

Before it built in Idaho, Chobani said it wanted to build at Kingston, Ont., but marketing board politics scuttled that plan.