Dairy Processing - November/December 2023 - 8

the great
debate
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by Pamela Accetta Smith | pasmith@sosland.com
arlier this year, the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) announced draft
recommendations for the naming of
plant-based foods that are marketed and sold as
alternatives to milk. The draft guidance, " Labeling
of Plant-based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary
Nutrient Statements: Guidance for Industry, "
recommends voluntary nutrient statements for the
labeling of some plant-based milk alternatives.
The recommendations were developed to
help address the significant increase in plantbased
milk alternatives that have become
available in the marketplace. The effort was to
lead to providing consumers with clear labeling
in order for them to make informed nutrition and
purchasing decisions.
The FDA said that in addition to the increase
in market availability and consumption, the
variety of alternative products available in the
marketplace has also greatly expanded from
soy, rice and almond to include beverages made
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from cashew, coconut, flaxseed, hazelnut, hemp
seed, macadamia nut, oat, pea, peanut, pecan,
quinoa and walnut. Although these products
are made from liquid-based extracts of plant
materials, such as tree nuts, legumes, seeds or
grains, they are frequently labeled with names
that include the term " milk. "
More than 900 comments from industry
voices have been submitted since the
announced proposed recommendations. From
Danone North America to the Plant Based
Foods Association (PBFA), to the National Milk
Producers Federation (NMPF) and International
Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), industry heavy
hitters have something to say.
DRAFT GUIDANCE LACKING
Many dairy-centric organizations think the
FDA's draft guidance is not enough to prevent
misleading labeling.
IDFA, Washington, DC, advocates that the
Discourse continues over FDA's plant-based milk labeling draft guidance.
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