If the Food and Drug Administration has its way, false or deceptive claims on cannabidiol (CBD) labels will be under greater scrutiny in the near future.
With food safety on everyone’s minds, it’s reassuring to learn of the role labeling can play in product recalls, speeding up the process of search and remove, getting compromised products off supermarket shelves quickly.
Arkansas is the latest state to join the truth in labeling movement, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson signing a new law March 18. The legislation prohibits the false and misleading labeling of food products, especially alternative or substitute products masquerading as meat or dairy.
With more alternative products coming onto the market, like almond “milk” and vegetable protein-based “ground meat,” there’s a concern that using traditional terms such as milk and dairy to label these products may be misleading the public.