Lawmakers reintroduce the Dairy Pride Act
Following recently announced guidance over non-dairy products using the “milk” name, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced the Dairy Pride Act.
It would require non-dairy products made from nuts, seeds, plants and algae to no longer be labeled with dairy terms, like milk, cheese, or yogurt.
The National Milk Producers Federation says the legislation is needed now more than ever.
“DAIRY PRIDE is needed more than ever, now that FDA has offered guidance on the labeling of plant-based beverages that, while taking steps in the right direction, ultimately doesn’t remedy the problem it seeks to solve, which is the proven confusion among consumers created when plant-based beverages steal dairy terms to make their products appear healthier than they really are,” said NMPF President Jim Mulhern.