Tag Archives: DAIRY

Geographical Indicators Create Trade Barriers, Says Dairy Industry

In a recent letter to Japan’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, several dairy industry associations urged Japan to respect current trade relationships with respect to geographical indicators (GIs). Noting that Japan and the European Union (EU) are in the final stages of negotiating a free trade agreement, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the … Continue Reading

FDA Delays Decision on Plant-Based Milk Labeling Petition

As previously reported on this blog, there is an ongoing debate on whether the use of the term “milk” by manufacturers of plant-based products—such as soy milk and almond milk—is a violation of milk’s standard of identity. On one side of the debate, the dairy industry has called on FDA to crack down on the … Continue Reading

FDA Signs MOU with China Establishing Registration Process for U.S. Food Manufacturers Exporting Goods to China

As background, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) supervises and regulates the production of food-related products, such as food packaging materials, containers and food processing tools throughout China. AQSIQ also oversees the safety and quality of food imports and exports and collects and analyzes information on the safety of food imports … Continue Reading

Dairy Terms Cannot be Used to Market Plant-Based Products Under EU Law, Says Court

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that purely plant-based products cannot be marketed with designations such as “milk,” “cream,” “butter,” “cheese” or “yogurt,” unless an exemption is listed in Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by a German association that combats unfair competition against TofuTown, a German … Continue Reading

Proposed ‘Dairy Pride Act’ Creates Controversy

The Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, milk, and cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday Act (DAIRY PRIDE Act), introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), would require non-dairy products made from nuts, seeds, plants, and algae to no longer be mislabeled with dairy terms such as milk, yogurt, or cheese. (A January … Continue Reading

Milk Matters

FDA launches electronic system to facilitate dairy exports. Companies that wish to export products to foreign countries must comply with U.S. laws and regulations, as well as the requirements of the export markets.  FDA provides certain resources that can be helpful to companies seeking to gain access to export markets, e.g., export certificates, lists of exporting … Continue Reading

Dairy Data

FDA survey finds few drug residues in U.S. dairy supply. FDA partners with the states to ensure the safety of the U.S. milk supply, which includes monitoring milk products for drug residues.  Under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — a model ordinance published by FDA and adopted by individual states — raw milk samples must … Continue Reading