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About Organic Milk

Who is Arla?

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 11,200 farmers from the UK, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, with a wide range of dairy products of highest quality. Well-known brands like Arla®, Puck®, Lurpak® and Castello® belong to the Arla family. Arla Foods is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Where does Arla Organic Milk come from?

Arla Organic Milk comes from its farmer-owned farms and dairies across Europe including the UK, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The initial supply of Arla Organic Milk in the UAE will come from farms in Denmark.

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Is Arla Organic Milk good for me?

Yes Arla Organic Milk is a great source of essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, phosphorous and potassium. All those nutrients naturally present in milk contribute to the normal function of the body in everyday life. For example calcium is necessary for your bones, protein is needed for buidling muscle and potassium helps maintain a normal blood pressure.

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I've read a lot about milk being bad for me, is this true?

At Arla,we believe that no single food is healthy or unhealthy. It’s all about how you combine them and the amount you eat. Globally, health authorities consider that milk and dairy products are part of a healthy diet. Milk is a great source of essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, phosphorous or potassium. All those nutrients naturally present in milk contribute to the normal function of the body in everyday life.

Do you ensure animal welfare on your farms?

For Arla dairy farmers, animal welfare and sustainable farming go hand in hand. Dairy farming takes dedication and a real passion for milk and Arla farmers look after their milk cows according to Arla's quality and welfare routine , Arlagården, which makes sure that we keep our dairy cows healthy, comfortable and well fed at all times. Healthy cows are happy cows and happy cows produce more milk, and milk of a higher quality.

Do you use hormones in your cattle/milk?

No. In line with European standards, Arla farmers do not give hormones to their cows to increase the amount of milk they produce. The cows do fine on their own, and when they're well fed and looked after, they will produce 25-30 litres of high quality, nutritious milk every day.

Do you use antibiotics in your cattle/milk?

No. Arla Organic Milk is free from antibtiotics. If a cow gets sick, sometimes it has to be treated with antibiotics. When this happens, the cow's milk is separated and is not included in the milk that goes to the dairy. The vet will decide when the treatment is complete. We always document how many antibiotics are given and to which cow.

Is organic milk more expensive than regular milk?

Our goal is to make organic products accessible to all. In order to do that they must be affordable and the product quality meets the modern consumer demands. Organic milk is more expensive because it costs the farmer more to produce it, and it takes around two years to convert a conventional farm to an organic farm.The main reasons are that non-GM feed is more expensive, fewer cows can be farmed per hectacre and the volume of milk that each organic cow produces is at a lower level.

Is organic farming better for the environment?

In terms of environmental impact of the lifecycle of organic products and conventional products, the two can be very similar. However, organic production has to follow a set of rules regualting the production. Organic farming can be viewed as a quality assurance scheme pertaining to specified parameters: GM feed; pesticide; mandatory grazing; and additives or artificial substances used.

Is Arla Organic Milk fresh?

Arla Organic Milk is a UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk and has all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk. This makes it a naturally good source of healthy nutrition for the whole family. This process protects Arla Organic Milk while it is being transported from farms in Denmark to the UAE as it ensures a longer shelf-life, without any artificial preservatives

How could organic milk have a longer shelf-life?

Arla Organic Milk is a UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk and has all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk. The UHT process allows Arla to transport the milk from Denmark to the UAE, without it spoiling, as it ensures a longer shelf-life, without any artificial preservatives

What does UHT mean?

During production of UHT milk (Ultra High Temperature) the milk is heated above 135 degrees centigrade for a minimum of one second. The process destroys bacteria and microorganisms that could otherwise develop in the milk.

Does UHT affect the nutritional content of the milk?

No. Arla Organic Milk has been treated in such a way that it maintains all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk.

What's the difference between organic and conventional milk?

Organic milk comes from cows that have been raised according to organic farming methods. The cows are fed on a 100% organic diet. And organic farming practices prohibit the use of hormones, antibiotics, or artificial drugs in animal feed for the purpose of stimulating growth. This means that our organic milk is 100% naturally pure.

What's the difference between organic farming and non-organic farming?

There are several differences between organic and conventional farming. The key differences are that organic farming uses natural fertilisers instead of chemical fertilisers often used in conventional farming. Organic farming practices also prohibit the use of hormones, antibiotics or other animal drugs in animal feed for the purposes of stimulating growth. Choosing Arla Organic Milk guarantees wildlife friendly farming without weed killers or artificial fertilisers and additional standards of sustainability. However, Arla does not use hormones or antibiotics in the farming methods for any of its conventional milk either.

Does organic milk taste different/better?

The taste of milk, regardless of whether it is organically or conventionally produced, can differ slightly from bottle to bottle and season to season. Factors that may impact taste include location of the farm, breed of the cow, variations in cows’ feed from farm to farm, and even the time of year.

Why does organic milk cost more?

Organic milk is more expensive because it costs the farmer more to produce it. Fewer cows can be farmed per hectare of organic land and the volume of milk each organic cow produces is at a lower, more natural, level. This means the farmer has to charge more for the milk to cover his costs. Also, Arla pays its organic farmers a price premium in addition to the farm gate price.

How do I know that Arla Organic Milk is actually organic?

Organic food production is subject to statutory control. All of Arla’s Organic Milk complies fully with controlled organic standards and regulations as certified by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. This certification is reviewed every year to ensure Arla is continually meeting these high organic standards. When you purchase Arla Organic Milk you can be confident that is has been produced in accordance with strict environment and animal welfare rules.

Is Arla organic milk certified organic?

Yes. Arla's Organic Milk is produced in Denmark and complies fully with controlled organic standards and regulations as certified by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. This certification is reviewed every year to ensure Arla is continually meeting these high organic standards. When you purchase Arla Organic Milk you can be confident that is has been produced in accordance with strict environment and animal welfare rules.

Are your products Halal?

As we strive to provide good and natural products to consumers in the Middle East, all Arla's products in these markets are halal certified by Halal HQC

How many hormone/antibiotic injections do you give you your cows per day?

Arla farmers do not give hormones to their cows to increase the amount of milk they produce. Arla Organic Milk is also free from antibtiotics. If a cow gets sick, sometimes it has to be treated with antibiotics. When this happens, the cow's milk is separated and is not included in the milk that goes to the dairy.

Do you have any other organic products?

Arla’s vision is to make organic products more accessible for consumers in the MENA region. We currently sell Low Fat and Full Fat Arla Organic Milk in 1L and 200ml cartons, as well as 200ml cartons of Chocolate and Strawberry flavoured milk. We look forward to bringing more organic products in the near future.

Is your milk genetically modified in any way?

Arla Organic Milk is not genetically modified in any way. It is 100% pure organic milk with no added preservatives or hormones. Our organic milk comes from free-range cows who eat a 100% organic diet.

Do you add vitamins?

Arla Organic full fat milk is enriched with vitamin D, and the low fat milks with vitamins A & D, as per the requirements by regional authorities, based on the identification of predominant vitamin deficiencies in the region.

Do you offer fresh milk?

 Arla Organic Milk is currently only available as UHT milk. UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk has all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk, making it a naturally good source of healthy nutrition for the whole family. This process protects Arla Organic Milk while it is being transported from farms in Northern Europe to the Middle East as it ensures a longer shelf-life, without any artificial preservatives.

Availability in GCC

We are currently available across key retailers in UAE, KSA (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam), Bahrain and Kuwait

Is it suitable for pregnant women?

Arla Organic Milk is suitable for pregnant women.

Is it suitable for 1-3 yr olds?

Yes, our milk has the EU Organic certification mark so when you purchase Arla Organic Milk, you can be confident that is has been produced in accordance with strict natural, environmental and animal welfare standards.

Does your milk have the European organic logo on them?

Yes, our milk has the EU Organic certification mark so when you purchase Arla Organic Milk, you can be confident that is has been produced in accordance with strict natural, environmental and animal welfare standards.

Is Arla Organic Milk gluten free?

Arla Organic milk tastes of 100% pure and high quality cow’s milk. Usually the taste of milk, regardless of whether it is organically or conventionally produced, can differ slightly from bottle to bottle and season to season. Factors that may impact taste include location of the farm, breed of the cow, variations in cows’ feed from farm to farm, and even the time of year.

Does it taste like normal milk?

Arla Organic milk tastes of 100% pure and high quality cow’s milk. Usually the taste of milk, regardless of whether it is organically or conventionally produced, can differ slightly from bottle to bottle and season to season. Factors that may impact taste include location of the farm, breed of the cow, variations in cows’ feed from farm to farm, and even the time of year.

Does the milk have trans fats?

Most dairy products do contain a very small amount of naturally-occurring trans-fat. Arla Organic Full Fat milk has 0.1g of trans fat, and Arla Organic Low Fat Milk has 0.06g of trans fat.

Does Arla Organic Milk contain Lactose

Arla Organic Milk contains lactose. This is a naturally-occurring sugar found in milk. At Arla, we do have a great selection of Lactosefree products, some of which are directly flown in by retailers from our European markets. These are currently not a part of our regular supply, though in future, we would be happy to extend our assortment to include Lactosefree as well.

Is it true there is a loss of vitamins in UHT milk?

During production of UHT milk (Ultra High Temperature) the milk is heated above 135 degrees centigrade for a minimum of one second. The process destroys bacteria and microorganisms that could otherwise develop in the milk.The UHT process enables us to protect Arla Organic Milk while it is being transported from farms in Northern Europe to the Middle East as it ensures a longer shelf-life, without any artificial preservatives. During the UHT treatment, there is no significant loss of the main milk nutrients (Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2 and B12…). Any loss of other nutrients during the UHT milk process is negligible and is outweighed by the benefits of offering safe, 100% organic milk which can be enjoyed for a longer period.

Can it really be organic and without preservatives if it is packed?

Arla Organic Milk is produced in Northern Europe and complies fully with controlled organic standards and regulations as certified by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. This certification is reviewed every year to ensure Arla is continually meeting these high organic standards. UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk has all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk, making it a naturally good source of healthy nutrition for the whole family. This process protects Arla Organic Milk while it is being transported from farms in Northern Europe to the Middle East as it ensures a longer shelf-life, without any artificial preservatives. We can assure you that Arla Organic Milk is 100% pure organic milk with no added preservatives or hormones.

Are there any long term side effects for organic?

Organic milk production is one of the most natural methods for milk production. It means we meet additional standards in animal welfare and sustainability. Our cows are also given 100% organic feed and never given hormones or antibiotics to stimulate growth. This means you can be sure that Arla Organic Milk tastes 100% pure and delicious (with no added preservatives) and hence an absolutely great option for all milk lovers. Should you have general queries around milk allergies, we always recommend you consult your doctor.

Why does your milk contain a lot of sugar, artificial flavors and colors?

We can assure you that Arla Organic Milk is 100% pure organic milk with no added preservatives or artificial colours. We only ever use natural colouring and because our milk is UHT (Ultra High Temperature), it has all the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals of fresh cow’s milk, without any preservatives needed making it a naturally good source of healthy nutrition for the whole family. For our Arla Organic flavoured milks, we have also made conscious efforts to offer our consumers a milk with a lower sugar content than many of our competitors and we are continually working to develop our recipes to bring the sugar count down across our products.

ARLA ORGANIC MILK

As the world’s largest producer of organic dairy, we guarantee that you always get 100% pure organic milk of the highest quality from happy free range cows.

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