Tag Archives: MILK

School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 Proposed to Reverse Declining Milk Consumption

As previously reported on this blog, USDA submitted an interim final rule on July 6, 2017, that would—among other things—expand the types of flavored milk allowed in the school lunch program. That announcement followed a May 2, 2017 proclamation by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue explaining that USDA would provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements … 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 Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion for the Use and Labeling of “Ultrafiltered Milk” in Certain Cheeses and Cheese Products

Mechanical filtration technologies available for milk processing include ultrafiltration.  Ultrafiltered milk (UF Milk) is milk that is mechanically filtered via semipermeable membranes to partially remove water, lactose, minerals, and water-soluble vitamins without altering the “casein to whey protein” ratio of the milk and resulting in a liquid product. FDA’s regulations specify the standards of identity … Continue Reading

USA Rice Questions Whether Riced Vegetables Can Use Rice In Their Name

USA Rice, in a recent blog post indicated that it is considering asking FDA and other regulatory agencies to “look into” the use of “rice” or “riced” in the name of vegetables that have gone through a ricer.  USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward states “Vegetables that have gone through a ricer are still … Continue Reading

State Regulators Chime in on Plant-based Milk Labeling Debate

Under a standard of identity “milk” is defined as “the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more health cows” (21 C.F.R. Section 131.110).  For years, the dairy industry has called on the FDA to crack down on the use of dairy-related terms such as “milk” for plant-based … 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

Labeling Plant-Based Products as “Milk” Violates Standard of Identity, Members of Congress tell FDA

Under a standard of identity “milk” is defined as “the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more health cows” (21 C.F.R. Section 131.110). Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Peter Welch (D-VT) and 32 other member of the U.S. House of Representatives sent Food and Drug Commissioner Robert M. … 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
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