Several producers have asked about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) its draft guidance on “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements” released Feb. 22
Producers can share there thoughts by going to the FDA’s website.
Our Iowa State Dairy Association shared their comments:
On behalf of over 800 dairy farms in our state, Iowa State Dairy Association (ISDA) supports the use of 100% domestic real dairy products. Beverages made from vegetable or plant base are NOT qualifying dairy products. Product identity is of utmost importance to the dairy industry and the products we produce, therefore the ISDA supports the use of the terms “milk”, “cheese”, “yogurt”, and “butter” only in reference to products produced from lactating mammals, like dairy animals.
Comments are due on April 24, 2023.