2019-04-13 Arkansas Cracks Down On Cauliflower Rice

Rice is rice. Milk is milk. Cauliflower is not "rice" and almonds don't produce "milk." Yet many food companies have been getting away with creative labeling. Recently, they have come under fire for promoting food products that may not be exactly what the packaging claims it to be. Cauliflower rice is the latest casualty in the debate. This plant-based food product consists of finely chopped cauliflower, which looks similar to grains of white rice. As the nation's largest producer of actual grain-based rice, Arkansas is having none of these label shenanigans. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proposed a bill to stop companies from using the term "rice" in cauliflower labeling, and the bill has just passed. As soon as the law goes into effect, manufacturers must label the product differently or face fines and penalties. Get the full story here.  

cauliflower rice in dish on table


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