Summary title: Petition No 0308/2015 by Andoni Molnforte Duart (Spanish) on the use of the term "milk" in the EU legislation
Petition number: 0308/2015
Topics: Consumer Rights, Culture and Heritage, Agriculture, Food Safety
Country: European Union
Name: Andoni Monforte Duart
The petitioner is requesting that Council Regulation (EU) 1308/2013 be altered to extend the use of the term "milk" to apply to plant milks in order to allow the use of the terms "vegetable milk", "plant milk", "non-dairy milk", "almond milk" and "soy milk". The petitioner claims that denying such usage is unfair and explains his viewpoint with reference to history, to social mindset and to usage in European languages. As a secondary request, he asks that the dairy industry should indicate the origin of their milk on their products in order to avoid appropriating the term "milk" exclusively for themselves.