The dairy industry wants to put aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in your milk.
But they're afraid you won't buy it, so they're asking the FDA to change the definition of milk and 17 other dairy products so they don't have to label their artificially-sweetened products as "reduced calorie."
If the FDA approves their request, then (for example) chocolate milk sweetened with aspartame would no longer have to be labeled as "reduced-calorie chocolate milk." They could just call it "chocolate milk," and unless you read the fine print, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and regular, sugar-sweetened chocolate milk.
Tell the FDA that this proposal is misleading to consumers, and they should reject it.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I urge you to reject the dairy industry petition's to amend the standard of identity for milk and 17 additional dairy products, filed by the International Dairy Foods Association and National Milk Producers Federation (Docket # FDA-2009-P-0147).This petition would lead to consumers being misled about what they are buying when they shop for dairy products.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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