The National Milk Producers Federation welcomed comments made during a confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration. 

The hearing briefly touched on dairy labeling transparency. NMPF and others are seeking a labeling system that prohibits plant-based dairy imitators from using dairy marketing terms. 

Rules already do so, but FDA has not enforced them. Hahn voiced his support for “clear, transparent, and understandable labeling for the American people.” 

Hahn says, “people need this so that they can make the appropriate decisions for their health and for their nutrition.” 

NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern says, “It’s heartening to hear the nominee pledge that an FDA under his leadership will immediately examine this crucial unfinished business.” 

The comments by Hahn came before the Senate Health Committee. 

Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, called Hahn an “impressive choice” to lead the FDA. 

Ranking member Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, demanded Hahn commit to putting science, data and families first.