Milk la­belling fight

Dairy News Australia - - OPINION -

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.

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