AFFI commends signing of gmo bill
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) commended President Obama for signing into law legislation that establishes a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with genetically enhanced ingredients (GMOs).
The law preempts state GMO labeling laws and empowers the USDA to create a uniform, national labeling program. The bill requires on-pack disclosure of GMOs through a variety of methods, including Quick Response Codes, a symbol, 1-800 numbers and website referrals.
“AFFI applauds President Obama for signing into law a bill that creates a federal program for the labeling of foods containing genetically enhanced ingredients,” said AFFI President and CEO Alison Bodor. “This bipartisan solution bolsters consumer confidence while giving frozen food and beverage makers the certainty they require to meet the needs of America’s consumers without a patchwork of different state labeling mandates.”
“We look forward to continuing our work as the law enters the rule making process at USDA to ensure implementation remains in line with Congressional intent,” said Bodor.