Recode/Business Insider The news is finally here.
For the first time, a major food company is acknowledging that its product may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.
In a memo sent to employees, the food company said it is “looking at all options” to address the issue, which is the first major disclosure to come out of a meeting last week that focused on nutrition and health.
“We know that some people who are lactose intolerant may be more likely to consume more soy milk than others,” the memo says.
“However, as a general rule, our products are safe for most people.”
Soy milk is a common soy protein, and companies such as Whole Foods and Walmart sell it as a vegan option.
In addition, the company said its soy milk products are not made with animal products, so it’s not the case that it has any connections to factory farming.
“We are taking a comprehensive look at our products to determine how we can improve them, and we are also taking steps to ensure our supply chain is consistent,” the company added.
The move comes on the heels of a similar announcement from McDonald’s last week.
McDonald’s said that it will soon begin to sell its soy-based milk product in the U.S., starting in 2018.
But it will not be available to the public.