Large Dairy Peddles Adulterated Heavy Cream to Unsuspecting Shoppers

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As shoppers proceed to flock again to full-fat dairy with the lifting of the veil of lowfat propaganda, a multi-million greenback dairy firm is taking full benefit to spice up the underside line by illegally adulterating its pasteurized heavy cream.

The wrongdoer is Hiland Dairy, a big midwestern three way partnership between Prairie Farms co-op and Dairy Farmers of America.

With annual income in extra of $500 million, the megacorp nonetheless tries to enchantment to shoppers by way of an astroturfed “farmer owned” advertising and marketing persona.

Illegally Adulterated Cream

In clear violation of FDA laws, Hiland Dairy is adulterating its heavy cream with hydrogenated vegetable oil, aka “transfat“.

So as to add insult to damage, the label doesn’t even record which vegetable oil!

Thus, the buyer doesn’t know which rancid, artery-clogging GMO lipid is changing a portion of the wholesome fat within the dairy cream.

Is it GMO soy, canola, corn, or cottonseed?

Most likely the entire above relying on the time of yr and which one(s) Hiland can get most cheaply for a given manufacturing run.

The plant code identifies Hiland Dairy’s manufacturing unit in Little Rock, Arkansas because the product’s processing and packaging location.

In line with the November 2022 challenge of The Milkweed:

Hydrogenated vegetable oil is NOT an ingredient that conforms with requirements of id established by the federal Meals and Drug administration for heavy whipping cream.

The presence of an unapproved ingredient in a dairy product that’s protected by an FDA normal of id constitutes adulteration.

Additional, beneath FDA guidelines, adulterated prodcuts are additionally thought of mislabeled. (1)

The Milkweed goes additional to determine precisely what FDA regulation is violated by way of the inclusion of hydrogenated vegetable oil.

The FDA requirements of id for Heavy Whipping Cream are included beneath the Code of Federal Rules, Part 131.150 Heavy Cream.

Half (d) of Part 131.150 reads partially: “Nomenclature. (1) The title of the meals is “Heavy cream” or alternatively “Heavy whipping cream”. (2, 3)

Hiland Dairy Heavy Whipping Cream Elements

As if hydrogenated vegetable oil isn’t unhealthy sufficient, a number of different unhealthy and probably carcinogenic components seem on the components record:

Grade A Milk and Cream, Mono- and Diglicerides, Polysorbate 80, Carageenan, Dextrose, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Moreover the well-established cardiovascular dangers of hydrogenated vegetable oil, the additive Polysorbate 80 is a danger for mind and uterine injury. As well as, carrageenan is a attainable carcinogen. (4, 5)

The Milkweed printed a photograph of the illegally adulterated product within the print publication. See a scanned copy under.

Hiland Dairy adulterated heavy whipping cream

Hiland Dairy Tries to Cowl its Tracks

Predictably, since The Milkweed article was printed, Hiland Dairy has wiped all traces of the unlawful product from its web site. Is that this an try to cowl its tracks? It will appear so.

Don’t maintain your breath ready for meals inspectors to do their job and implement the FDA guidelines, nonetheless.

Being an knowledgeable and eagle-eyed client is all the time your greatest safety!

Remember to verify labels often and remember that good-quality and bad-quality merchandise can look comparable.

That is often by design to idiot shoppers into shopping for a less expensive product that’s extra worthwhile.

For instance, the label of Hiland Dairy’s Contemporary Cream product which comprises solely milk and cream is sort of equivalent to the adulterated Heavy Whipping Cream.

See an image of the “Contemporary Whipping Cream” under. Evaluate this to the above image of the adulterated Heavy Whipping Cream.

Hiland Dairy Fresh Whipping Cream

Hiland Dairy has additionally modified the label of the adulterated heavy whipping cream.

It now has a unique shade label which omits the itemizing of vegetable oil (see under from the Hiland Dairy web site).

Does this imply the hydrogenated oil is not within the cream?

Not essentially.

Meals producers are shockingly permitted to place ZERO subsequent to the transfat line merchandise on the label and go away it off of the components record so long as the meals comprises .5 grams or much less of transfat per serving.

Notice that the one-quart container under has every serving listed as one tablespoon with zero grams of transfat.

Since there are 64 servings in a quart, this implies there may very well be a whopping 32 grams of transfat (288 energy) within the quart container and Hiland Dairy may nonetheless record it as zero.

Hiland Dairy 40% Heavy Whipping Cream

The Resolution? Boycott Large Dairy

Are you disgusted as I’m by Large Dairy labeling methods and advertising and marketing deceptions?

Even worse, when these corporations are caught they only shortly regulate the label/components. This makes it appear to be nothing was ever amiss and people reporting the issues are fabricating the story.

Sadly, reporting violations to the FDA does subsequent to nothing in my expertise over the past 30 years.

Do not forget that the FDA is beneath the Division of Well being and Human Providers which has a horrible monitor file (significantly over the previous two years) of telling the reality to the American individuals.

The cat-and-mouse video games that Large Meals has performed for many years with shoppers which are outright ignored by the FDA, solely finish when shoppers boycott their merchandise….completely.

That is why I solely purchase cream from impartial small farms which are actually “farmer owned”…not a semantic facade for a megacorp.

Placing these charlatans out of enterprise is the one factor they perceive.


(1) The Milkweed

(2) US Meals and Drug Administration. CFR – Code of Federal Rules Title 21

(3) Cornell Regulation College FDA Code of Federal Rules

(4) Polysorbate 80: A Dangerous Ingredient

(5) Researcher Bias and the Carrageenan Controversy

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