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U.S. Farmers Protest FDA Proposal to Redefine Milk

By January 20, 2006

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A proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its definition of milk could seriously jeopardize the quality and nutritional value of cheese and other dairy products produced in the United States, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

The regulatory change proposed by the FDA would allow for the use of non-milk products in the production of cheese and other dairy products. A change, says the NFU, which would hurt both U.S. farmers and consumers.

“Changing the definition of milk will drastically change America’s dairy production as we know it,” stated NFU President Dave Frederickson in a press release. “Processors will seek low-cost, low-quality imported product, not the high-quality, domestically produced milk American consumers have come to depend upon.”

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