Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dean Foods: New Horizon Milk Under Fire Over Synthetic Ingredient

While Dean Foods' new Horizon Fat-Free Milk Plus DHA Omega 3, introduced on Feb. 22, does bear the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic seal, analysts at the Cornucopia Institute,
a prominent organic industry watchdog organization, say the DHA oil part of the new product is in fact a synthetic ingredient derived from algae, and that it is prohibited in organic food production.
Cornucopia filed a legal complaint against Dean Foods on Feb. 23. The group told Consumer Ally It wants the USDA, at minimum, to send a cease-and-desist letter to Dean Foods, something that would prevent Horizon from putting the new milk on the market.

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