March 23, 2018 – -The Congressional spending bill slipped in language that instructs the FDA to enforce labeling standards affecting “dairy imitators.” The legislation gives FDA 180 days from the date of enactment of the measure to issue guidance for how the dairy standards will be implemented and enforced. The Almond Alliance will be working with industry partners to further assess the impact to the industry and to advocate for the term to be applied for plant based products.