So what exactly is a co-operative?

Put simply, it’s a democratic organisation, owned and controlled by its members for a common benefit.

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We like to think we know our stuff – so we’ve answered the most common questions about Norco and the dairy industry.

If your question hasn’t been answered, feel free to contact us.

Does Norco sell raw milk?

It is illegal to sell unpasteurised milk for human consumption in Australia.

Pasteurisation ensures that the level of microbacterial growth is insufficient to cause human harm. This process minimises the risk of bacterial contamination.

All Norco dairy products are pasteurised.

What is the difference between homogenised and non-homogenised milk?

Most Aussies are used to seeing homogenised milk. Homogenised milk has cream dispersed evenly throughout the milk.

This is because when it is processed the milk is forced through a fine gap which evenly distributes fat particles through the milk. Non-homogenised milk will have a cream layer on top of the milk as it has not gone through this process. These are often referred to as cream top or farm fresh milk. If you are specifically after non-homogenised milk, why not try Norco Non-Homogenised?

Are Norco products suitable for children?

Norco products provide wholesome dairy goodness for children, with essential nutrients for growing bodies such as calcium and protein.

However, low fat or no fat milks are not suitable as a complete milk food for children under 2 years of age.

Is calcium the only vitamin or mineral contained in milk?

Milk is a source of a number of essential vitamins and minerals not just calcium.

Milk (and other dairy foods) contain many essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein (amino acids), riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin Bs (B1, B2, B6 , B12), zinc, and carbohydrates.

What is the best way to store my Norco products?

The best way to store Norco products is to place them in the fridge quickly after purchase, and store them in an upright position.

Make sure your fridge is set at less than 5°C. We always recommend you store your Norco product in the fridge shelves not the door – the door can be as much as 6°C warmer than the rest of the fridge!

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