INDUSTRY GROUPS CHALLENGE BST MILK LABELING LAW

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Three national food associations are challenging a new Vermont milk labeling law, charging it violates federal laws on several fronts.At issue is whether Vermont can require all milk and milk products from cows treated with the synthetic milk-producing hormone, bovine somatotropin, be labeled as such.The International Dairy Foods Association, the Grocery Manufacturers of America

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Three national food associations are challenging a new Vermont milk labeling law, charging it violates federal laws on several fronts.

At issue is whether Vermont can require all milk and milk products from cows treated with the synthetic milk-producing hormone, bovine somatotropin, be labeled as such.

The International Dairy Foods Association, the Grocery Manufacturers of America and the National Food Processors Association contend in a lawsuit against the

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