Comment Period on ‘Milk’ Labeling Ends August 27
The deadline to submit comments to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) on the labeling of “milk” and dairy products ends August 27th.
Federal Standards of Identity prohibit non-dairy beverages from being labeled as “milk” but FDA has failed to enforce these standards for years. Consequently, soy, almond, rice and other non-dairy beverages have been labeled as milk.
Not only is the practice deceiving, it has led many consumers to believe that non-dairy beverages labeled as “milk” have the same nutritional quality as milk from cows, say nutrition experts from the dairy industry. And the issue goes far beyond just fluid milk, but also reaches into other dairy products such as vegan “butter.”
Comments on the enforcement of Federal Standards of Identity regarding milk labeling can be submitted here.