Cow-clad consumers protest aspartame in milk

Cow-clad consumers protest aspartame in milk

Concerned citizens dressed in cow costumes at FDA headquarters urge the rejection of unlabeled aspartame in milk.  

On Tuesday, May 21, activists from the consumer watchdog organization, will be joined by concerned citizens and puppies dressed as cows at the Food and Drug Administration’s Headquarters in Maryland to deliver signatures by over 116,000 American consumers urging the FDA reject unlabeled aspartame in milk. Activists will also distribute chocolate milk to FDA employees as they come in to work.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30am ET

WHERE: The entrance to the Food and Drug Administration Headquarters.
10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20993


In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved forward with a 2009 petition from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation that seeks to drop the FDA requirement to label milk and other dairy products as “artificially sweetened” when they contain sweeteners like aspartame.

Earlier this month, members purchased ads on 15 buses in the DC metro system urging the FDA to reject unlabeled aspartame in milk. The buses will stop directly in front of the Food and Drug Administration, at a special stop provided by the DC metro for FDA employees. The ads will run through May 21, when the FDA public comment period on unlabeled sweeteners in milk ends.


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