Within a month of California becoming the first state in the nation to ban manufacturing with, selling, or distributing food items that contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO), FDA has proposed to revoke the regulation authorizing the use of BVO in food as an additive. Continue Reading FDA Moves to End Use of Brominated Vegetable Oil in Food
On July 14, 2016, the House of Representatives passed S.764 creating a National Bioengineered Food Standard. Importantly for food manufacturers and distributors, the law – expected to be signed by President Obama – will preempt all state laws “relating to the labeling or disclosure of whether a food is bioengineered or was developed or produced using bioengineering” if that standard is not identical to the mandatory disclosure under the new federal standard. Once enacted, the law will preempt the Vermont GMO labeling Act that went into effect July 1, 2016.
Continue Reading Forget About Vermont!: Congress Passes GMO “Labeling” Legislation