Cabot Censured over Vermont Logo, Sparking Political Battle
Cabot, the iconic Vermont based cheese producer, finds itself at the center of an unlikely political battle. Cabot voluntarily removed its Vermont logo from all of its products except Cabot cheddar, after it was discovered that less than 75% of their milk comes from Vermont and does not meet the state's origins standards. Now, Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is facing flak from Republicans and Democratic primary challengers in the state's upcoming elections that wish to restore the Green Mountain State to Cabot's packaging.
In the past week, however, the change has gone from quiet to creating quite a ruckus. It has seeped even into politics. Somehow, butter has become a hot topic in the race for attorney general, as the candidates looking to unseat the incumbent call for a different approach that they say might have kept the Vermont name on Cabot products.
“It really isn’t good for Vermont,” said Jack McMullen, Republican candidate for attorney general. Having Vermont’s name attached to Cabot products is good for the state, he said.