The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) are asking the FDA to allow them to include Aspartame in milk without having to add any labeling indicating that this ingredient has been added. Worse, it would apply to any artificial sweetener. Consumers would have no indication that what they’re drinking may not be pure milk, but have artificial ingredients added. It requires an incredible stretch of the imagination to see how this could be good for consumers, but that is the reality of the food production system that we have created and support in this country.
The government is accepting public comments on this issue through 5/21; follow this link.
For more on this issue, check out this article….it’s long but has a lot of good information in it and is worth reading!