House version of DAIRY PRIDE introduced Wednesday

Legislation that would force the Food and Drug Administration to enforce dairy standards of identity and prohibit imitation products from using dairy terms has now been introduced in the House of Representatives.

The DAIRY PRIDE Act introduced in the Senate on February 28th now has a bipartisan companion bill in the House supported by Derrick Van Orden (WI-03), John Joyce M.D. (PA-13), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Angie Craig (MN-02), Mike Simson (ID-02), and Joe Courtney (CT-02).

Wisconsin first-term Congressman Derrick Van Orden says the DAIRY PRIDE Act would require products derived from seeds, plants, algae, and nuts to no longer be mislabeled with dairy terms such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.   He says plant-based products have completely different nutritional values, and allowing these products to camouflage as dairy products is unacceptable to our farming communities and the families they feed.

The DAIRY PRIDE Act also has a long bipartisan list of Senate supporters including Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jim Risch (R-ID), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Peter Welch (D-VT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

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