Study: Dairy Imitators Confuse Consumers

Potato starch, coconut oil, and water pushed into a white block isn’t mozzarella cheese, which is why Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Style Slices and other non-dairy “cheeses” are finally under scrutiny.

FDA calls this food category “plant-based products manufactured to resemble dairy foods,” and the agency asked for public comments on these imitators last fall (2018). The FDA posed dozens of questions with the following goal: “We are interested in learning whether consumers are aware …

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