(Host) Cabot Cheese has agreed to scale-back claims about whether its dairy farmers use an artificially produced hormone on their cows to produce more milk.
The attorney general’s office says that in 2009 and 2010 the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, overstated claims that none of its farmers used the artificial hormone known as RBST.
The attorney general’s office says some of the products made by Cabot cannot be certified as free of the hormone.
The state says that as part of the settlement Cabot’s corporate parent Agri-Mark has agreed to pay the state $65,000.
It will also donate $75,000 worth of dairy products to local food banks.
The co-op must also accurately inform the public about the use of the artificial hormone.