Thursday, February 28, 2013

Milk Producers Want Artificial Sweetners in Milk, and No Labeling

Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? | Yahoo! Health

In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) seek to change the definition of “milk” so that chemical sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can be used as optional ingredients not listed on the product label.
If the petition—originally filed in 2009 and now under consideration by the FDAis successful, these hidden additives could also be included in 17 other dairy productsincluding whipping cream, low-fat and non-fat yogurt, eggnog, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and half-and-half—without requiring any special labeling.

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