The Groceries Code Adjudicator will monitor and enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP). This Code covers relationships between direct suppliers to retailers and their customers. Therefore, in the dairy sector we expect that the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill will ensure fair relationships and greater certainty for processors of raw milk.
Although the GSCOP does not apply to indirect suppliers and will not normally provide for the relationship between dairy farmers and processors, the Adjudicator will be able to receive complaints from indirect suppliers. This will allow concerns from milk producers to be investigated where the Adjudicator sees potential breaches of the Code which affect dairy farmers.