Congress to look at plant-based products with name “milk”

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and two dozen bipartisan congressional lawmakers have signed a letter sent to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf requesting the agency take action to investigate the use of the term “milk” by plant-based dairy brands.

Of primary concern to these lawmakers and members of the conventional dairy industry is the “mislabeling of imitation ‘milk’ products,” which are surging in sales and popularity as milk prices continue to tumble, harming the livelihoods of conventional dairy farmers and processors, according to the letter.

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