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Aug. 21, 2007 – FTC Affirms the Legality of ‘rBST Free’ Labels on Milk

In Feb. 2007, the Monsanto Corporation (producers of rBST) filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a number of milk processors were engaging in “false and deceptive” advertising by labeling their products as being free of the artificial growth hormone rBST and thereby inferring that milk from cows injected with the growth hormone is inferior.

In its response to the compliant filed by the Monsanto Corporation the FTC wrote that its “staff agrees with FDA that food companies may inform consumers in advertising, as in labeling, that they do not use rBST.”