New legislation to expand access to dairy products, enforce FDA dairy standards


Editor’s Note: This article previously contained information regarding the DAIRY PRIDE Act, S.792. All information has been deleted because Congressman Peter Welch has yet to introduce it.

WASHINGTON, DC (WWTI) – New legislation has been introduced in the House to help expand access to dairy products nationwide. A new piece of legislation, the GIVE MILK Act, HR807, aims to expand the access of the United States Department of Agriculture to dairy products for nutrition programs.

Specifically, according to Congress, the GIVE MILK Act revises the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. This would allow WIC participants to receive skim milk, 1% skim milk, 2% skim milk or whole milk.

The GIVE MILK law was introduced in August 2020 and referred to the House Committee on Education and Work.

NY-21 Congressman Elise Stefanik the bill and issued statements regarding the legislation.

Congresswoman Stefanik said: “The GIVE MILK Act and the DAIRY PRIDE Act are bipartite and common sense solutions that will improve the dairy industry and simultaneously help families, consumers, families and farmers in the north of the country. . “

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