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  • Evening Roundup: California’s Restrictive Dairy Laws


    In today’s Parade magazine, there was a Dannon Oikos yogurt coupon – in some areas, it was a free product coupon, but here in California, we got a $1/2 coupon. Elena asked on Facebook why we never get the free dairy products here in California, so I went looking for an answer. My search (via Swagbucks, of course) led me to the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture, where I learned that the state imposes a minimum price for dairy products – and from that I infer that it’s illegal to make a dairy product free, even with a manufacturer’s coupon. As for why that’s the law, their answer seems mostly like political hooey to me.

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    1. Oh California. The epitome of the Nanny State! So silly that if someone wants to give you something for FREE, they can’t! (But we still to come and visit!)

      • It’s crazy, right?

        By the way, the offer still stands if you want me to send you the Times!

    2. We have always teased in our house that they just try and keep the price about the same as a gallon of gas. LOL! What I can not figure out is why the stores are able to give FREE milk coupons with cereal purchases and why the California Milk Board can give out FREE milk coupons, but other companies can not. Well, I should re-phrase that, I understand why I just don’t understand why we as consumers or the manufacturers of dairy products as an industry have let them get away with it for so long.