Giant-Carlisle milk gets local-producer label

Ahold banner's private label milk to carry PA Preferred trademark

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

Giant, also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., said its milk now qualifies as PA Preferred. PA Preferred is the official brand of agriculture products made or grown in Pennsylvania, and products with the label carry a trademark showing a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone. PA Preferred products appear at supermarkets, farmers markets, restaurants, food processors, craft breweries and wineries.

"I applaud Giant for giving customers what they want — fresh, locally produced food," Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley said at an event to mark the milk's launch at a Harrisburg, Pa., Giant store. "By offering PA Preferred milk, Giant is helping support farmers and area businesses that produce quality products while making investments in local economies and keeping Pennsylvania growing."

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