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Truth or Dairy: Vermont Cheese Producer Misrepresents Products


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Truth or Dairy: Vermont Cheese Producer Misrepresents Products

Organic and all-natural product labeling is becoming increasingly present on everything from chips to meats to frozen meals. However, not all food manufacturers products are as pure as they claim.

Popular Vermont cheese producer the Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its parent company, Agri-Mark, have agreed to revisit the claim on its label that its farmers don't use rBST, an artificial hormone that helps cows produce more milk, the radio station KFGO-790 reports.

While Vermont's attorney general William Sorrell deferred from offering any opinion on the drug itself, he did say that consumers should be presented with accurate information so they can make informed purchases.

Agri-Mark spokesperson Doug DiMento added that the company will be changing its product labels and packaging to accurately reflect whether Cabot's cheeses are really rBST free, the source notes.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is addressing a similar dairy-related concern. The federal agency recently sent a letter to CytoSport, the maker of Muscle Milk, warning against the product's misleading use of the word "milk," Dairy Herd writes.