FDA to review plant products sold using the term 'milk'



The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is reviewing the use of the term milk in marketing for plant-based products, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Thursday. Gottlieb said in a statement that the federal agency is looking at the labeling of white beverages from a health standpoint.

Last weekLast week, at the Politico Pro Summit, he said the the Trump administration was considering cracking down on the term "milk" for use when describing nondairy products, including soy, rice and almond beverages.

After his statement was released, the FDA also conducted a meeting Thursday to discuss the agency's Nutrition Innovation Strategy, including comments from the public. Producers of these non-animal "milk" beverages are opposed to the change.

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