Food Labeling and New Food Technology
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST
Watch the C-FARE recorded webinar HERE.
The United States Congress passed Public Law 114-216 three years ago requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a national disclosure standard for genetically engineered (GE) foods. It was a compromise between interests pressing for a much stricter labeling law and forces that opposed mandatory labeling laws altogether. The USDA announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on December 20, 2018. In addition to GMO labeling, the USDA announced on March 7th that they had, in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), established a framework for regulating cell-based meat and poultry. The law preempts states from setting their own standards for mandatory GE labels. During this webinar, experts discussed the impacts of these changes in market information on consumers, the supply chain, and producers.