Consumer lawsuits target nutrition of non-dairy milk

WhiteWave Foods — which makes Silk — and Blue Diamond Growers — which makes Almond Breeze — were both hit with class-action lawsuits from consumers who say their alternative milk products falsely claim to be equally or more nutritious than dairy milk, according to Bevnet.

Those fighting for the cause will tell you that milk comes from cows, not nuts, beans, grain or seed, a fact that the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 points out. The National Milk Federation also points out that “all real milk has a consistent package of protein, calcium, Vitamins A & D, and five other nutrients” and that the ingredients used in the alt-milk products are not an equal substitute.