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Tell FDA Fake Milk Needs Proper Labeling

FDA released Feb. 22 its long-awaited draft guidance on “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements.” The guidance, intended to “help ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based products that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk,” encourages manufacturers of plant-based beverages that choose to use dairy terms to voluntarily disclose their nutritional differences with real milk, for example adding the phrase “contains a lower amount of potassium than milk” near a term like “Oat Milk” on the label.