Milk labelling fight
NSW dairy industry lobby group Dairy Connect says it will ramp up its truth in labelling advocacy as part of it ongoing its fight against plant-based drinks and vegetable emulsions being branded as ‘milks’.
It follows a decision by the European Court of Justice on June 15 blocking manufacturers in the EU from labelling their processed plant liquids as ‘milks’ (although almond and coconut drinks were exempted from the ruling).
CEO Shaughn Morgan said Dairy Connect will lobby Food Standards Australia and New Zealand and relevant Ministers and politicans in the coming months. It will also set up an online petition on the topic.
Don’t forget to have your say. Removing the word milk from these substitutes will have a massive impact.