NMPF on Lab Based Milk Imposters

Dan Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), USDA-FDA


We told you late last month that the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) had sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noting they must end dairy product mislabeling by manufacturers of synthetic, cell-based “dairy” ingredients that are in violation of federal dairy Standards of Identity. The letter concerns a product made by a company called Bored Cow.

In an interview with the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, NMPF’s Chief Counsel Clay Detlefsen explained why they sent the letter.

Detlefsen says you can’t duplicate milk in the lab.


NMPF notes the urgent need for the FDA to enforce beverage standards of identity as lab-based milk imposters try to use dairy terms in the marketplace.

Learn more about this on the NMPF website.