Hannaford milk mystery solved!

name Carl on Hannaford milk

Who's Carl?

If you've ever bought milk at Hannaford, you might have noticed the person's name printed on the upper right part of the carton. It changes from week to week -- the last carton we bought said "CARL."

So, what's that about? Is the cow taking credit? (Unlikely. What sort of female cow would be named Carl?)

Well, we've finally gotten to the bottom of this mystery.

We got in touch with Bo Hamlyn, one of Hannaford's consumer affairs specialists. Here's Bo's answer to our question:

After talking with one of our Dairy associates, I found out the system behind the coding at the top of your Milk Carton.

Date/Time Stamp: 17:13 MAR 21/08
Line Number: L1
Plant Number: 2508
Operator: CARL

Carl was the operator who was in charge at the time your Milk was put into the carton. According to the associate, this is a fairly new step that has been implemented for Quality Assurance purposes.

So, there you go. If you're happy with your milk, thank Carl. And the cow. Whatever her name might be.


hannaford milk explanation

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