American milk is now being sold in Canada
If you're an avid milk drinker you may have noticed a new choice has popped up in some dairy aisles lately.
For about a week, Canadians have been able to purchase Fairlife brand milk.
That milk comes from the United States, but isn't here because of the recent USMCA trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Fairlife milk is part of the Coca-Cola brand of products. Last June the soft drink giant was given a special 15-month license to sell its U.S. milk in our home and native land after it announced it would be building new production facility in Peterborough, Ontario.
The new processing plant is scheduled to start operations in 2020, and the facility will be supplied by local Ontario dairy farms.
Until 2020 though, Fairlife milk products sold in Canada will be a "Product of the U.S.," produced using milk sourced from cows on U.S. farms.
While U.S. milk is produced under different regulations than in Canada, according to Fairlife, its farmers do not use growth hormones/rBST.