The federal government has told a Maryland dairy farmer he will be fined and could be closed down if he doesn’t agree to its redefinition of his very real skim milk as “imitation skim milk.”
And he’s not happy about it.
The Institute for Justice is defending Randy and Karen Sowers of South Mountain Creamery in court.
The couple wants to sell to consumers skim milk, meaning, as has been understood for centuries, milk with the cream skimmed off.
But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided that it can only be called “skim milk” if he adds chemicals.
The Institute for Justice asked: “Does the government have the power to override common sense and force American businesses to lie to their consumers? According to a First Amendment lawsuit that South Mountain Creamery and the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed today against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in federal