Thirty four members of Congress wrote to Robert Califf, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking that FDA strictly enforce milk labeling laws when it comes to plant-based drinks.
Federal standards of identity stipulate milk and related foods must be made from animal sources in order to use established dairy terms.
“While consumers are entitled to choose imitation products, it is misleading and illegal for manufacturers of these items to profit from the “milk” name,” add the Congressmen and women. “We urge FDA to enforce this matter by requiring plant-based products to adopt a more appropriate name that does not include the word ‘milk.’”
Source – Dairy Herd