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COVID-19: Consumer information and media statements

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

New video: Ontario dairy farmers committed to food supply chain
April 17, 2020

DFO has produced a short video that speaks clearly to the fact that Ontario dairy farmers are doing their part to keep the food supply chain strong during the COVID-19 crisis. Consumers, dairy producers, partners and anyone who would like to show their support of agriculture and farmers during this time are encouraged to share the video on social media or by email.

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COVID-19 information for Ontario consumers
April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented fluctuations in demand for fluid milk across the Canadian dairy industry. We recognize consumers have questions about the impact to the dairy industry during this time. Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has assembled answers to questions that pertain specifically to Ontario.

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Media statement on COVID-19
April 8, 2020
From Cheryl Smith, DFO's Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

“The COVID-19 outbreak remains a deeply concerning health emergency and economic disruption both in Canada and around the world. These unprecedented times have called for unprecedented measures within the dairy supply chain, largely driven by a reduction in demand from food service providers and the hospitality industry.”

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Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s general statement on COVID-19
March 25, 2020
From Cheryl Smith, DFO's CEO

“During these uncertain times that see our lives changing day by day, including the closing of all non-essential services in Ontario, be assured Ontario’s dairy farmers remain fully operational and engaged in producing high-quality milk for all communities across the province.”

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