Mustapha Mond wrote:Is "dairy" one of those words like "natural" and "organic" where there isn't an official gov't definition so you can say something is non-dairy even when it contains milk?
"Organic" is definitely defined by the USDA, for certification purposes, while "natural" is not. Although the list of "organic" pesticides contains stuff that's probably worse than the most commonly used non-organic stuff. So it means something, but doesn't mean anything useful. But, there's still a list.
Pretty much anything can be defined in law, and it will vary from state to state.
I recall reading about one state recently (Florida I think? Unimportant.) where organic 1% milk couldn't legally be called milk, because the skimming removed too much of the vitamin/nutritional content. (And adding in vitamins after the fact violated the organic-labeling rules.)