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AFBF Reiterates Call for Milk Labeling Changes


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AFBF Staff

photo credit: Mark Stebnicki, North Carolina Farm Bureau

The American Farm Bureau Federation is once again calling on the Food and Drug Administration to change its milk labeling rules. According to Farm Bureau officials, FDA should enforce food labeling standards for dairy substitute products and enforce existing prohibitions on the labeling of nut and other plant-based beverage products as “milk.”

The remarks were made in response to FDA’ request for comments on its draft titled Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements: Guidance for Industry. Issued in February, the draft would permit plant-based items to be marketed as “milk” provided they meet certain labeling requirements.

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