Responding To Pallone Letter, House Blocks ‘Natural’ Cheese Bill

December 21, 2018
A bill that would have expanded the government’s definition of “natural cheese” to include additives and artificial ingredients, as well as exclude certain pasteurized process cheeses and plant-based cheeses from the definition, failed in the House on Thursday (Dec. 20) a few hours after Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) called on fellow members to oppose the bill, which he said crossed into FDA's jurisdiction. A two-thirds majority would have been required to pass the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act, but...

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