Soon your soy milk will be called soy drink if the dairy industry has its way.
It seems the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent a petition to the Food and Drug Administration asking them to crack down on the "misappropriation of dairy terminology on imitation milk products."
This means if the NMPFs wishes are granted, everything from soy milk to soy cheese and rice ice cream will go through a name change.
NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak told Food Navigator that soy and rice-based products taking on dairy terminology are "false and misleading." And, besides, "they can vary wildly in their composition and are inferior to the nutrient profile of those from dairy milk although they are marketed as replacements for foods that consumers are familiar with and which have a healthful image."
The NMPF would prefer that your soy milk become soy drink, claiming that the term "milk" has been "watered down to the point where many products that use the term have never seen the inside of a barn."
What do you think? Is it misleading to label non-dairy products with "dairy terminology?"
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