Laws & Regulations en Big food companies volunteer GMO info <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Registration Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:59:00 +0000 550271 at Vermont Grocers Assoc. to members: You can continue labeling GMOs <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Registration Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:07:00 +0000 549491 at Federal GMO labeling: 3 things to expect <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last month, President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill into law, which immediately nullified state-based GMO labeling mandates like that of Vermont&rsquo;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.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Laws & Regulations Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:34:00 +0000 549391 at Industry bids adieu to Vermont law, welcomes national GMO labeling <div class="node-body article-body">The Grocery Manufacturers Association cheered President Obama’s signing of national legislation that will immediately nullify Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate and usher in a “new era for transparency in ingredient information for consumers, by requiring disclosure of genetically engineered ingredients for families in every state across the nation,” said Pam Bailey, president and CEO of GMA, in a statement. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:10:00 +0000 549171 at 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper <div class="node-body article-body">The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from Price Chopper Supermarkets in three different inspections over the last four months, the agency said. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Laws & Regulations Seafood Price Chopper Supermarkets Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:18:00 +0000 549091 at Groups plead with Michelle Obama: Help us get GMO veto <div class="node-body link-body">The Hill -- Consumer groups have turned to Michelle Obama for help in stopping legislation that creates a national labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified ingredients. </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Laws & Regulations Recommended Reading Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:38:00 +0000 548241 at Industry associations applaud House passage of GMO bill <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Registration Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:16:00 +0000 548151 at Organic Seed Growers withdraw from OTA <div class="node-body article-body">The organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) after “a small number” of OTA board members endorsed the Senate bill that would preempt state-based GMO labeling laws such as Vermont’s recently-implemented mandate. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Organic & Natural Laws & Regulations Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:16:00 +0000 548051 at Industry urges House to vote quickly on GMO labeling standard <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Registration Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:25:00 +0000 547831 at Industry groups pleased with Senate cloture vote on GMO labeling <div class="node-body article-body">Industry associations applauded the U.S. Senate for invoking cloture on a national GMO labeling measure, Wednesday. The 65-32 vote ends debate on the measure and allows for the Senate to vote on final passage.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Laws & Regulations Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:02:00 +0000 547751 at