A Change in Rules for Labeling Dairy Products in Ohio
In order to protect the rights of different dairy groups in Ohio, the state has agreed to drop label rules that began in 2008. This will make it easier for dairy groups to make truthful claims about their products on their labels.
Yesterday, the state of Ohio agreed to drop its regulations for dairy product labels that several groups say exceeded federal guidelines for absence claims.This action comes more than three years after the International Dairy Foods Association filed a lawsuit against the state to protect members' rights to label truthfully. Ohio's labeling regulation, instituted in 2008 by executive order, limited label information provided to consumers and interfered with dairy companies’ First Amendment right to commercial free speech.