Dairy Pride Act reintroduced in Congress

Dairy in Supermarket

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) are reintroducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate called the Dairy Pride Act. If passed, the legislation would require non-dairy products made from nuts, seeds, plants and algae to no longer be labeled with dairy terms such as “milk,” “yogurt” or “cheese.”

Current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations define dairy products as being from dairy animals. However, plant-based dairy products labeled as “milk,” “yogurt” and “cheese” has rapidly increased in the past few years.

The Dairy Pride Act would require the FDA to issue guidance for nationwide enforcement of labeling imitation dairy products within 90 days and require the FDA to report on enforcement of the act to Congress two years after passage.