Chobani, IDFA Say FDA’s Yogurt Identity Rule Will Stifle Innovation

By Kelly Lienhard / July 20, 2021 at 4:24 PM
FDA’s long-awaited final rule that updates the standards of identity for low- and nonfat yogurt went into effect July 12, but not without some objections from yogurt and dairy groups. Despite FDA’s efforts to provide more flexibility for yogurt makers, Chobani and the International Dairy Foods Association argue the final rule fails to take into account current manufacturing practices and prohibits certain ingredients from being used, and it could prevent more innovative yogurt products from reaching the market. Chobani and...

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