Glanbia Foods, Inc., one of the nation's largest cheese producers, has joined the growing ranks of
The change goes into effect March 31, 2009, says Russ de Kruyf, Glanbia's
"It's because of pressure from our customers,” de Kruyf says.
Recombinant bovine somatotropin is a synthetic hormone used to stimulate milk production in cows. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said there is no difference between milk produced with rBST and milk produced with out it, a growing group of consumers are concerned about possible health risks from the growth hormone.
Glanbia Foods buys about 40% of the milk produced in
Glanbia is also a 50/50 partner with the Greater Southwest Agency in Southwest Cheese in
Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.