Although compliance with the national GMO labeling law is still two to three years away, a handful of big food companies are moving to act in advance of the requirement that GMOs be disclosed on packaging via messaging, a symbol or QR code, with voluntary efforts to label GMOs today.
Niemann Foods’ County Market stores are drawing new consumers and retaining others with its myCountyMarket app that pushes location-based offers to loyalty cardholders’ mobile devices, as they shop the store.
GMO labeling is no longer mandated in Vermont, but the Vermont Retail Grocers Association, which advocated a single, national rule, is telling its retailer and supplier members that they may continue disclosing GMO information if they choose.
Last month, President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill into law, which immediately nullified state-based GMO labeling mandates like that of Vermont’s. Under the program, disclosure will take the form of messaging on a product, a symbol, or QR code that consumers may use to find out more information. Small food manufacturers can comply by using a phone number or URL. Here are three other things to expect from the federal GMO labeling program.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association applauded the House of Representatives Thursday for its expeditious passage of a GMO labeling bill that's expected to be signed into law by President Obama.
Industry associations are urging the House to vote expeditiously on national legislation that would require products containing GMO ingredients to be identified as such with words, pictures or a barcode that consumers could scan.
Vermont's GMO labeling mandate has spurred product reformulations and may lead to bare shelves as private label and national brand manufacturers consider ceasing the sale of their GMO-containing products in the state.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association responded positively to the FDA’s issuance of draft sodium reduction targets for 150 categories of processed, packaged and prepared foods, and the opening of a public comments period on these voluntary reduction targets, Tuesday.
Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Company marked Piggly Wiggly's 100 anniversary by theming its May Food Show a throwback to the historic retailer’s past, with a miniature prototype 1916 era store based on archives from its first self-service location and awards for vendors who best supported the anniversary theme.