Our Pledge

LOCAL, FRESH, GUARANTEED

When you purchase Umpqua Dairy products, you are selecting natural, locally made products that are nationally recognized for their quality. Umpqua Dairy’s state certified lab tests each load of milk to make sure that it is pure, fresh and free from antibiotics. Strict sanitary controls throughout the bottling process ensure that, from the farm to your table, our products remain fresh and wholesome.

WE ARE rBST HORMONE FREE!

All of the milk, cream and powders we use to make our award winning dairy products comes from farms that have pledged to not use the synthetic hormone rBST.  Our milk comes from family farms in Oregon.  These farmers have all signed an affidavit certifying that their milk is rBST Free.  All Umpqua Dairy products including milk, cottage cheese, sour cream and ice creams are guaranteed to be free of the synthetic hormone rBST.   We share the same goals: to provide our customers with a nutritious food whose taste, purity and quality are unsurpassed.*

MADE IN OREGON AND GUARANTEED FRESH 5 DAYS BEYOND CODE!

We are dedicated to bringing the freshest, most nutritious dairy products possible to the customers’ table. We back our commitment to quality with a 100% freshness guarantee. Under proper refrigeration Umpqua Dairy milk products will remain fresh and flavorful for five days past the code date, or we will replace them free. Call us toll free at 1-888-672-MILK.

OUR QUALITY CHEKD COMMITMENT

As part of the national Quality Chekd organization www.qchekd.com, our products, services and programs are reviewed on a weekly basis for quality, safety and integrity. The standards set forth by the national Quality Chekd Organization are higher than those of the state and federal guidelines. We are held to these standards and must achieve high marks to continue or membership with this organization. We hold these quality standards in high regard in our facility, with our employees and in everything we do. Being named and honored over the years with 4 National #1 Dairy in the Nation awards makes us a respected leader in the industry. Quality Chekd is a member-owned organization of 28 processors located throughout the United States, Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia. Quality Chekd provides member companies with quality & food safety services and guidelines that focus on providing consumers with world-class dairy products that are endorsed with the Quality Chekd trademark.

OUR PACKAGING IS GUARANTEED TO KEEP MILK FRESHER LONGER!

Umpqua Dairy is proud to package their milk in a LIGHT BLOCKING WHITE MILK JUG. It is clear that milk and light do not mix. Research has proven that damaging light rays come from an unexpected culprit…fluorescent fixtures in dairy cases. Our new white jug blocks out the critical wave lengths of light that penetrate clear plastic jugs and degrade the milk inside. Research shows that milk quality in regular plastic jugs begins to degrade the moment it is introduced to light. Essential vitamins suffer damage after only several hours in a supermarket dairy case. The same wave lengths also create light-induced oxidation that results in a distinct off-flavor. Umpqua’s new jug blocks these light waves and helps keep your vitamin-rich milk intact. You’ll taste the difference! See the links below for research on light oxidation from Cornell University.

RECYCLING WHITE MILK JUGS

Good news for the recycle conscientious. Our white milk jugs are HDPE #2 and are accepted at your local recycle center.

EXCELLENT SOURCE OF CALCIUM AND PROTEIN

Some people don’t realize that milk gives you more nutrients than most other beverages – and that’s no hype! Drinking milk is one of the most natural ways to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to motor through a busy day. Milk is a natural nutrient powerhouse. So, whether you want full-bodied whole milk, fat-free skim, or anything in between, all types of Umpqua Dairy milks offer a delicious beverage packed with calcium, potassium, proteins and vitamins.

*The FDA has said that no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBST treated and untreated cows.

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