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Comment Period on Labeled Sweeteners in Milk Ends Tonight

The public comment period for new labeling rules on flavored milk an 17 other dairy products will end May 21 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal posted on the Federal Register Feb. 20. If implemented, the rules would change the “standard of identity” for milk to allow certain… Continue Reading

The Flavored Milk Wars

As a Registered Dietitian (RD) who has dedicated more than 30 years of my work and volunteer life to child nutrition, I’m bewildered by the intensity of efforts to ban flavored milk from schools. Petition drives, community forums, hyperbolic sound bites – really? Is this all about 10 or 12 grams of sugar? I wonder… Continue Reading

LA Schools Bid Farewell to Flavored Milk

Drugs, alcohol and … flavored milk? Cartons of this sugary beverage are now on the list of banned substances at Los Angeles-area schools. As of today, strawberry and chocolate milk will no longer be offered on campuses in the LA Unified School District (LAUSD).  This June, the school board — led by newly elected Superintendent… Continue Reading

Texas Dairy Recalls Some Chocolate Milk

A Texas company is recalling a limited amount of half gallon plastic bottles of whole chocolate milk, half pint paper cartons of whole chocolate milk, and half pint paper cartons of 1% chocolate milk that may not have been adequately pasteurized. The Oak Farms Dairy plant in Waco said routine testing revealed the affected milk contained… Continue Reading