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Canberra Milk – As fresh as it gets!!!!!!

By canucksfan 5 March 2010 47

Having taken the kids to the show last weekend (saturday so had the glorious weather) and just today looking on the skyfire website I am getting more and more upset with Canberra Milk still labelling itself as Canberras local and fresh milk. As far as I’m aware, and I’m open for feedback here,Canberra milk comes from the south coast. Canberra milk joined up with the Bega CoOp in the late ’90s to become Capital Cilled Foods(CCFA). As the milk no longer comes from Canberra (The Dairy flats are now wasting water on lawns), I’m dissapointed that they still use the name. The milk itself comes from the Bega area up to 250kms away but when its short they have access to the dairy farmers CoOp which includes Qld, Vic, and SA. How possibly can this milk be as fresh as it gets? Just because its bottled in Canberra doesn’t make it Canberran. What they had to say on their website:

“It is the only dairy manufacturer situated in the Australian Capital Territory.

CCFA manufactures fresh milk and cream from its fully HACCP accredited factory, located in Canberra.”

I never knew milk was manufactured!!!!!!

Now maybe you will say well there is nothing closer so in that case it is as fresh as it gets, not fresh but fresher than anything else. I was at the farmers markets the week before the show and there is milk being sold there from Picton (216km). Its milked thursday bottled friday and in my childrens warm milo saturday night, that to me is as fresh as it gets. I’m not here to plug the brand but it is available at both farmers markets and the family who own the business are trying to get it into Canberra IGA’s in the near future.

CCFA masquerading as Canberra Milk has thrown massive ammounts of money at events such as Canberra Show, Canberra Stadium(Brumbies and Raiders), and Skyfire which is good but unfortunately Canberra Milk is as Canberran as the Clyde Rathbones ou there,  and here for the same reasons- the money.

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Bobby Britton 11:39 am 11 May 10

Having worked there for a short stint, the sixth day was a pain, but was worth double time for the whole 8 hours. For a casual with no headsmarts or ability to procure a public servant role etc, that would equate to $1100 a week, so well worth it to some. Round it back to $850 for a full-timer which isn’t anything flash but comfortable, and that was 3 years ago.
As for the actual milk, it would interest many that the full cream you drink in Canberra, whether it be HomeBrand, Franklins, Woolies, Coles, Dairy Farmers, Canberra Milk or the supermarkets mid range or generic offerings, the milk would come from the same vat into the same bottles with a slight pause for sticker and cap change.
So when you walk into Coles etc, do not be governed by the price in any way, it is exactly the same milk whether $2.50 or $4.50.
At that time, all white milk was made in Canberra, and all flavoured milks were sourced from Lidcombe. In saying that, the backload to Lidcombe was white milk, usually 2L Dairy Farmers full cream.
Milk processed in Canberra was servicing the south coast as far as Bega, all stops to Wagga, Griffith, Narrandera, Leeton, and the Goulburn districts which then distributed further on, so there was and is a trade off to buying from elsewhere as many jobs are created servicing other areas. I’m assuming Canberra Milk lost its business with the Wagga distributor as his refrigerated trucks are now seen heading to and from Sydney.

Gungahlin Al 1:24 pm 29 Mar 10

matt31221 said :

Canberra milk are ruthless company to work for. My wife works there and they force everyone to work 6 days a week. The sixth day being overtime, anybody who doesn’t do it get’s shamed and blackballed. She has worked 6 days a week there for 12 years without promotion until recently when she was about to leave and they caught wind of it. So they promoted her because she is irreplaceable, knowing machine and testing procedures that not even the managers know.

On the upside you can know that you can drink their milk without falling ill. They absolutely test the hell out of all there finished product in an on site lab constantly, and if there is even one little problem they purge and throw out thousands of liters of milk. I think that is something that people like canucksfan forget when going for the ‘fresh’ country milk from the markets, that it may not be properly processed or tested, and that there are things that you can catch from improperly processed milk that would make your blood curdle. Viruses, bacteria, brain and body parasites, stuff that modern society forgot about 100+ years ago thanks to PRESERVATIVES and other additions. That goes for other foods too. Nothing wrong with processed and preserved.

Crikey – way to dump your wife in it…

georgesgenitals said :

Holden Caulfield said :

At least their advertising is, erm, memorable, haha.

http://www.ausmotive.com/2010/03/27/mark-webbers-star-joins-the-milky-way.html

Has anyone seeen and heard Webber singing the Canberra Milke Kid song on the telly. He drives like a world champion, but he sings, well, even worse than me.

It was bad. Very bad. Worse than Michael Milton.

kelly121 said :

Canberra does not source its milk from the Bega region. Bega’s milk is processed in Sydney. Canberra sources its milk from farms in the Orange region and also from Victoria. It has never sourced milk from qld or sa – the milk would be far to old to process. The milk that is recieved is delivered fresh – usually less than 48hrs old. Milk is not manufactured – it is processed and packed in the canberra factory. It has never and will never have water added to it. In fact Canberra milk has the same legal specifications of milk solid compositions as its nsw competitors. As for the milk being more watery than other brands – crap! Milk (all dairy milk) mainly consists of water.

Canberra Milk generously supports the Canberran community through minor and major sponsorships such as the Raiders, Brumbies, community events and the south care helipcopter.

Canberra Milk is the best tasting milk. Sure its more expensive but its a brand name you can trust.

Oh come on.

Declare a personal interest in this topic. If you don’t work for Canberra Milk I am not here.

georgesgenitals 7:01 pm 28 Mar 10

Holden Caulfield said :

At least their advertising is, erm, memorable, haha.

http://www.ausmotive.com/2010/03/27/mark-webbers-star-joins-the-milky-way.html

Has anyone seeen and heard Webber singing the Canberra Milke Kid song on the telly. He drives like a world champion, but he sings, well, even worse than me.

Holden Caulfield 6:45 pm 27 Mar 10

At least their advertising is, erm, memorable, haha.

http://www.ausmotive.com/2010/03/27/mark-webbers-star-joins-the-milky-way.html

kelly121 10:19 pm 18 Mar 10

Canberra does not source its milk from the Bega region. Bega’s milk is processed in Sydney. Canberra sources its milk from farms in the Orange region and also from Victoria. It has never sourced milk from qld or sa – the milk would be far to old to process. The milk that is recieved is delivered fresh – usually less than 48hrs old. Milk is not manufactured – it is processed and packed in the canberra factory. It has never and will never have water added to it. In fact Canberra milk has the same legal specifications of milk solid compositions as its nsw competitors. As for the milk being more watery than other brands – crap! Milk (all dairy milk) mainly consists of water.

Canberra Milk generously supports the Canberran community through minor and major sponsorships such as the Raiders, Brumbies, community events and the south care helipcopter.

Canberra Milk is the best tasting milk. Sure its more expensive but its a brand name you can trust.

matt31221 7:55 pm 18 Mar 10

Canberra milk are ruthless company to work for. My wife works there and they force everyone to work 6 days a week. The sixth day being overtime, anybody who doesn’t do it get’s shamed and blackballed. She has worked 6 days a week there for 12 years without promotion until recently when she was about to leave and they caught wind of it. So they promoted her because she is irreplaceable, knowing machine and testing procedures that not even the managers know.

On the upside you can know that you can drink their milk without falling ill. They absolutely test the hell out of all there finished product in an on site lab constantly, and if there is even one little problem they purge and throw out thousands of liters of milk. I think that is something that people like canucksfan forget when going for the ‘fresh’ country milk from the markets, that it may not be properly processed or tested, and that there are things that you can catch from improperly processed milk that would make your blood curdle. Viruses, bacteria, brain and body parasites, stuff that modern society forgot about 100+ years ago thanks to PRESERVATIVES and other additions. That goes for other foods too. Nothing wrong with processed and preserved.

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