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A Clearly British campaign calling for better labelling of dairy products has begun.

The campaign, which is being spear headed by our sister paper The Yorkshire Post, is calling for urgent action to make it easier for shoppers to identify how they can support struggling British dairy farmers.

It wants the European Commission to rethink its block on mandatory country of origin labelling on dairy products.

It is asking for retailers, processors, caterers, restaurants, hotels and cafes to make it clear where the milk used in their dairy products is from and to only use the Union flag or a UK logo if the milk is made on British farms.

Months of falling milk prices, largely caused by shrinking international demand for dairy, are driving farmers to the brink.

Readers who have signed the petition so far include Peter Milburn, of Maltby, near Rotherham, who posted: “British must MEAN British fed and reared, fed, grown!”

Glen fisher, from Castleford, wrote: “I believe we should use British products before importing.”

Visit www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rural/farming/clearly-british-campaign to sign the petition.