Calif. Can't Stop Vegan Dairy From Using 'Butter' Label

By Dave Simpson (August 11, 2021, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The state of California can't stop a vegan dairy company from using phrases like "butter," "lactose free," "cruelty free" and "revolutionizing dairy with plants" on its labels, but can restrict its use of the phrase "hormone free," a California federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg was unmoved by the state's presentation of a study that found that 26% of consumers misidentified plant-based cheese products, largely handing a win to Miyoko's Kitchen and following the framework laid out in a preliminary injunction issued in the case a year ago.

Citing the preliminary injunction, Judge Seeborg said the state's interpretation...

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