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Senators Take Up Fight against Mislabeled Dairy Products

June 4, 2012

On May 25, 2012, a letter led by Senator Coats (IN) and cosigned by Senator Lugar (IN) and Senator Gillibrand (NY) was sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to enforce labeling regulations on standardized dairy products.

The Senators asked FDA to take immediate action against misbranded and mislabeled non-dairy products that do not meet the federal Standards of Identity for standardized products such as "milk,” "cheese,” "ice cream" and "yogurt.” This was the most recent letter sent in a continued effort by NMPF to have the FDA enforce regulations already in place. NMPF appreciated the leadership demonstrated by Senator Coats, and the support of both Senator Lugar and Senator Gillibrand, on this issue.

For more information, visit NMPF's webpage about imitation dairy products and They Don't Got Milk's Facebook page.