Tuesday, July 01, 2008

IDFA Files Lawsuit to Stop Ohio's No-rBST Labeling Law

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) filed a lawsuit against the State of Ohio challenging the state's new regulations regarding the labeling of dairy products from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones. In the lawsuit, IDFA says the Ohio rule interferes with the First Amendment right of its members to communicate truthful information to Ohioans and with interstate commerce. “The practical effect of the Ohio rule silences manufacturers of dairy products and prevents Ohioans from knowing whether artificial growth hormones have been used in dairy products,” said Peggy Armstrong, IDFA communications director. To read the news release, click here. To view IDFA's complaint, motion and brief, click here.

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