COVID-19

Despite the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec continues to provide its services, both regionally and at its headquarters. Employees are working remotely to limit contact, but you can still reach them in the usual ways.

All PLQ bodies (Board and EC meetings) will hold their meetings electronically. As concerns our Annual General Meeting, it will be moved to a later date that has yet to be determined

ProAction validations and self-declarations are suspended until April 30, 2020. This suspension may be extended depending on how the situation develops. However, producers subject to a penalty may obtain an evaluation upon request to end their non-compliant status.

All the actors in our industry are working together to keep operations going. Up until now, all actors are mainly focusing on managing the risks, such as by stepping up biosecurity practices. Although there have been some absenteeism issues, milk pickup, analysis or processing capacity have not been adversely affected. All groups are taking the situation very seriously and showing a firm commitment to do everything possible so that dairy products are picked up, processed and distributed.

We have also made specific requests to the governments to help keep our supply chain in operation for the benefit of the population. Generally speaking, in these requests, we claim that our services are essential and ask them to soften transportation requirements.

Our priority is to continue to feed Quebecers by providing them with quality dairy products.

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Chair’s message

Chair of Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, Bruno Lentendre, addressed the producers on the COVID-19. Click on the link below to read his message.

Read the Chair's message, Bruno Letendre



Did you know?

According to information released by the government, cows cannot be infected with COVID-19, and therefore cannot transmit it to producers or within the herd. Also the pasteurization process destroys all bacteria, including the COVID-19 virus. Dairy products are therefore 100% immune to the virus.