Food and Drug Administration

CFA Asks FDA to Set Level Playing Field for Plant-Based Products

CFA submitted the following comments in response to FDA’s notice on Use of the Names of Dairy Foods in the Labeling of Plant-Based Products. The comments question the need for additional requirements that would restrict the use of terms like milk, yogurt, and cheese on labels of plant-based food products. CFA supports policies that make the healthy choice the easy choice for consumers, including policies such as front-of-package labeling requirements to help consumers to identify foods that contain artificial dyes or high levels of added sugars. More restrictive standards of identify for dairy, however, could turn consumers away from potentially healthful and accessible non-dairy options.

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