Miyoko Schinner Wins and Will Keep Saying 'Vegan Butter'
A Litigation Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM JaneUnchained.com
August 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)  ordered Miyoko’s Kitchen to “…stop using terms like ‘butter’ on its products — even with qualifiers like ‘vegan’ and ‘made with plants’ — alleging it violated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling regulations." Miyoko’s reaction was to stand her ground and fight back!

Miyoko and Calf

Miyoko Schinner, the Queen of vegan cheese, founder and CEO of the California-based Miyoko’s Creamery, recently won a HUGE legal victory against the dairy industry and their allies in the California government. It’s hard to believe but California’s own government, specifically the California Department of Food and Agriculture, actually tried to stop Miyoko’s Creamery from using the words butter and dairy! It claimed that the dairy industry owns those words. Fortunately, the government’s ridiculous, Soviet-style move backfired.


According to ALDF, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which took up Miyoko’s cause, “The agency even instructed the company to remove its mission statement, ‘Revolutionizing Dairy with Plants,’ and refrain from truthfully saying its products are ‘lactose-free’ and ‘cruelty-free.‘” In the end, all the California Department of Food and Agriculture proved is that this taxpayer-funded agency has devolved into an arm of Big Meat and Big Dairy and completely lost its moral compass. Here are the details surrounding the government’s cheesy gambit.


Please read the ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE (PDF).

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