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Farmland Dairies Sued Over ‘No Antibiotic’ Label Claims

June 29, 2020, 4:07 PM

Bartlett Dairy Inc. and Farmland Fresh Dairies LLC deceive consumers by marketing milk and cream as antibiotic-free, a new would-be class suit in New York federal court alleges.

Consumers will pay a premium for such dairy products because they’re concerned about the public health challenge posed by antibiotic resistance, and about inhumane factory farming practices that necessitate treating cows with antibiotics, the suit alleges.

Farmland attracts these consumers by including the claim, “No Antibiotics” on the front of the retail packaging, according to the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

But the products...

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