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Dairy Marketing Program

In October 2000, the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) introduced a Dairy Marketing Program (DMP) to promote increased awareness and utilization of Canadian manufactured dairy ingredients. As part of this initiative, in 2001 the CDC launched, a Web-based bilingual information centre devoted to dairy ingredients. was designed and developed in collaboration with dairy product manufacturers, suppliers and various industry associations. Its guiding principles are Information, Interaction, Innovation. contains original content and information that is tailored to the needs of Canadian dairy product manufacturers, food processors and industry partners. It includes technical profiles on dairy ingredients, a Canada-wide directory on ingredient manufacturers and suppliers, and industry related R&D programs.

The CDC is committed to supporting an environment which fosters innovation and growth in the manufacture and use of Canadian dairy products. The CDC launched the Matching Investment Fund (MIF). It provides non-repayable contributions for product development on a matching investment basis and each project can receive up to $150,000. Projects that emphasize the use of solids non-fat (SNF) ingredients such as skim milk powder (SMP) milk protein concentrate (MPC) or liquid skim milk will be given priority attention under the CDC MIF and may be eligible for an increased level of funding.

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