CURD Act Would Codify Formal Definition of Natural Cheese

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

curd actBipartisan Senators from Wisconsin have introduced the CURD Act, or the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions Act. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, says the bill would codify a formal definition of “natural cheese”, a term commonly used on food packaging that currently has no official definition.


Under the CURD Act, “natural cheese” would be defined as cheese that is produced from animal milk or other dairy ingredients and is produced in accordance with established cheese-making practices.


Johnson is hopeful passage will come quickly in both the House and Senate.


Johnson would not speculate what potential passage of the CURD Act would mean for defining milk, a dairy industry desire to stop labeling plant-based products as milk.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.