This week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture agreed to withdraw a 2008 dairy-labeling rule if opponents drop a claim seeking $1.3 million in legal fees garnered from a multi-year court battle.


Ohio milk produced without the use of a synthetic growth hormone no longer needs to carry a disclaimer along with the label advertising its absence.


The rule required that milk boasting to be free of the synthetic bovine growth hormone rBST print a disclaimer on the container stating that the FDA says there’s no significant difference between milk produced by cows given the hormone and cows that aren’t.


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Posted 11/2/2011