Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored the Dairy Pride Act, which was reintroduced today. This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale of any food that uses the market name of a dairy product but does not come from an animal, and does not contain milk as a primary ingredient.

“Dairy is one of the most significant economic drivers in the North Country, and the success of dairy producers translates to the success of our Upstate economy overall,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “North Country dairy producers are negatively affected by the producers of non-dairy beverages, such as almond and soy products, unfairly benefitting from the ability to label their products as milk. I’m cosponsoring this legislation to ensure that dairy producers in my district have a chance, and to keep the dairy industry strong and prosperous.”