FDA Nomination Heads to Senate Floor

The Senate Health Committee has advanced President Donald Trump’s nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration on to the full Senate for confirmation, and the dairy industry says this represents another step towards greater transparency in the use of dairy terms in the marketplace.

The National Milk Producers Federation is eager to see Hahn take the FDA role, as Hahn voiced his support in his confirmation hearing last month for “clear, transparent, and understandable labeling for the American people,” when asked about dairy imitating products using dairy terms.

“It is long past time for the FDA to begin enforcing its own standards,” said Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of NMPF. “Dairy terms are reserved for real dairy products, not plant-based imitators.”