[Video] Obama Signs Bill Requiring GMO Labeling

by Jessica Plourde Hutter, on August 12, 2016

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For the past few years, the food and beverage industry has been preparing for individual states to slowly roll out GMO labeling requirements. But the federal government may have just changed the game.

Last month, President Obama signed into law a bill that will require most food packages to carry labels indicating whether they contain GMOs. According to the Washington Post, this law will supersede existing state legislation, such as the GMO labeling law passed by Vermont in 2014.

In many ways, the new federal statute falls short of what some labeling activists were hoping for. Companies will be allowed to use text, symbols or even QR codes on their labels to indicate whether genetic engineering was used. Regardless, this will still be a big change for food and beverage companies, which will need an Enterprise Labeling Solution to meet the demands of a complex new federal regulation.

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Topics:Food & Beverage

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