Update on EPA Radiation Testing of U.S. Milk Supply

Release date: April 04,2011
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NMPF Statement on U.S. Radiation Testing

The following statement is in response to questions regarding the effect of the Japan accident on the U.S. milk supply:

Rest assured, the U.S. milk supply is safe for everyone to drink, including children and infants. The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have stated that there is no public health concern in the United States as a result of the nuclear accident that occurred in Japan. Consumer safety is the highest priority for dairy farmers and dairy foods companies, and the U.S. dairy industry will continue to work closely with federal and state government agencies to ensure that we maintain a safe milk supply.

 

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The National Milk Producers Federation, based in Arlington, VA, develops and carries out policies that advance the well being of dairy producers and the cooperatives they own. The members of NMPF’s 31 cooperatives produce the majority of the U.S. milk supply, making NMPF the voice of more than 40,000 dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies.