Ultrafiltered Milk & FDA Labeling

The National Law Review published a very helpful overview of FDA’s recent guidance letter announcing “that FDA will exercise enforcement discretion regarding the use and labeling of fluid ultrafiltered milk and fluid ultrafiltered nonfat milk to make certain cheeses and related cheese products.”

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EU Court Rules on Dairy-Style Names

The BBC is reporting that the European Court of Justice has ruled that “[p]lant-based foods cannot be sold in the European Union using terms such as milk, butter and cheese.” In so ruling, the Court rejected efforts by German food company TofuTown from selling their products with names like “Soyatoo Tofu Butter” and Veggie Cheese.”

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Dairy Producers Settle Price-Fixing Suit

Law firm Hagens Berman recently announced that $52 million dollar settlement has been reached in a long-standing price-fixing antitrust case filed back in 2011 against major industry players including Land O’Lakes, Agri-Mark Inc., and the National Milk Producers Federation.

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This will end badly

According to reports, Romania’s president signed into law “a bill under which at least 51% of short food supply chain products such as meat, vegetables, fruits, eggs, dairy products and bread sold in supermarkets should come from local producers.” Protectionism, it appears, is alive and well in the eastern bloc.

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