Two-sides to dairy-identity labeling
The Daily Intake presents two sides of the dairy “identity crisis”. Keller and Heckman LLP’s Daily Intake features a few of the 13,000+ comments posted on what a “milk” should be as FDA’s comment period closed January 28, 2019. Comments were submitted to FDA for what products may be called “milk, cheese, and yogurt” and if those plant-based cousins could equally use the names on the statements of identity. The blog balanced the “for” and “opposed” examples here.
Consumers and industry members will now have to wait for FDA to reveal its decision….and it could be some weeks given the recent government shutdown. FDA could retain the standards (government definitions of what qualifies as “lacteal secretions”), propose new standards (with proposed new regulated categories), or do nothing.