Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)

Farm/Brand HeadquartersAuburn, WA
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score185

Store brands include organic milk that has been privately labeled by grocery chains. Typically, these businesses buy products wholesale and then market those finished or packaged products with their own labels.

The inherent problem with private labels is that they lack transparency. Store brands may get their milk from highly rated producers, but they may also source from factory-scale dairies. Grocery chains or distributors typically offer low prices for store brands because they source the cheapest products available on the market at any given time. This variability in product sourcing makes it difficult, sometimes impossible, for consumers to determine where and how the products was produced.

Cornucopia recommends caution with store brands like this one. Invested consumers can contact stores to confirm who is supplying their private-label milk and encourage them to be completely transparent about their sourcing—even when it changes.

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit) 185
2-Cow Rating | Lacking Transparency
Ownership structure60Family buisness
Milk Supply25Previously had unknown source from a possible family farm
Organic Production25Unknown if operations are mixed
Disclosure of Information for Verification0Did not participate; poor transparency
Organic Certification0Unknown
Other Labels/Standards0No answer
Grass-fed0Previous survey was not answered
Soy Free Ration?No answer. Soy is likely used in feed.
Pasture0Previous survey was not answered
Times Milked25Unknown
Cull/death Rate0Unknown
Calves0No answer
Antibiotic Use25Unknown
Hormone Usage25Unknown
Farm Support0Unknown
Procurement of Ingredients0Unknown
Extra Credit0None