NMPF Backs DAIRY PRIDE Act

The National Milk Producers Federation voiced strong support for the DAIRY PRIDE Act, calling it another means toward a crucial end of the mislabeling of non-dairy products as “milks” in the marketplace.

NMPF CEO Jim Mulhern says the legislation “demonstrates strong support within Congress for fixing this problem.” Following NMPF’s submission of a citizen petition to FDA, the DAIRY PRIDE Act would protect the integrity of food standards by prompting FDA to enforce labeling requirements for dairy, according to NMPF.

The legislation was reintroduced last week by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). NMPF says the bill further prods the FDA toward “increasingly necessary action” as plant-based imitators of milk, cheese, butter and other products disobey FDA rules that restrict the use of dairy terms on non-dairy products.