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U.S. Explores Renaming Almond Milk in Victory for Dairy Industry

Sept. 27, 2018, 7:20 PM

Time may be running out for producers of dairy alternatives who call their beverages milk.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it’s seeking information from producers and other experts on how consumers use plant-based dairy substitutes like almond milk, the first step in what could result in a major change in how those products are labeled. The agency wants to determine whether Americans understand how the substitutes differ from cow milk in terms of nutritional content and how they react during cooking.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a congressional hearing in April that the agency planned to...

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