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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Congress Unlikely to Finish GMO Labeling Law by July

June 6, 2016 from the SpecialtyFood and Huffington Post:
"When Vermont passed a law in 2014 that required all genetically engineered food sold in the state to be labeled by July 1, 2016, it likely had no idea it would force disclosure beyond its own borders."
"Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate blocked an industry-backed bill that would have preempted state laws, specifically Vermont’s, by establishing voluntary standards for labeling genetically modified foods."
"Under the labeling law in Vermont, companies that fail to comply will receive a $1,000 fine for each day a product is incorrectly labeled beginning in 2017."
"Some big companies have already decided to comply with the Vermont law on a national scale. General Mills, Mars, Kellogg and ConAgra Foods are among that manufacturers that will add GMO labels to their packaging."
Grocery Manufacturers Association is still working on "passage of the federal bill that would protect consumers, farmers and small businesses from a costly patchwork of state labeling laws,” even as individual member companies are 'deciding how they will comply with the Vermont law."”

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