March 1997 Issue

Making Sense of the Myriad of Milks at Your Market

The dairy case is getting a shakedown. Milk familiar as 2% will no longer be able to call itself "low-fat." EN says: It's about time. In November, the Food and Drug Administration ruled that dairy products must comply with current food labeling regulations. Because a serving of 2% milk contains five grams of fat, it does not qualify as a "low-fat" food, which by definition cannot have more than three grams of fat

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