Why do we want to ban dairy products?
Dairy products have been linked to a host of illnesses including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and colon cancer.
But they are often the only products in a package that people have to buy.
We’re asked by ABC News to put together a list of all the dairy products banned by the US government.
How we got here: The dairy industry was forced to confront the growing health concerns of Americans.
In the early 1900s, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created a classification system for dairy products called the National Dairy Products List (NDL).
According to the FDA, NDLs are made up of “foods intended for human consumption, and are not intended to be consumed by animals.”
The NDL lists dairy products from the American dairy industry as well as products produced by a number of other dairy companies.
It’s a complicated system.
According the FDA’s own database, more than 4 million products were listed in the NDL from 1996 to 2016.
The first product on the list was milk.
While the dairy industry is still in a battle to get its name back, the dairy lobby has succeeded in getting a number the names of the first dairy products that the government classifies as food.
This year, the FDA announced a plan to eliminate the names and the names are being phased out.
In 2018, the Food and Nutrition Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) will announce a new list of dairy products it believes are safe for human use.
It will be up to the Food & Drug Administration to determine whether to reclassify them, or if the FDA will simply list them on the NDL.