Final Bioengineered Food Rule to be Released Soon
Tuesday September 18, 2018


Eagle eyes at Prime Label Consultants have noticed that the final rule for the USDA's National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard was delivered to the White House's Office of Management and Budget on August 31st.

Also in August, the USDA filed for approval of six new BE symbols (in response to  14,000+ public comments, many of which were critical of the initial symbols proposed).

This move is the last step before final publication of a rule already late in coming. (Congress'  law required the USDA to finalize regulations by July 29, 2018, and there has already been a lawsuit filed against the USDA for the delay.) 

Separately, Nestle is facing a class-action lawsuit on its "No GMO Ingredients" claim.  

The confluence of these impending Bioengineered (GMO) regulations and class-action lawsuits means that food companies need to be especially vigilant in these fast moving developments.  
Come hear top food lawyers discuss the latest on BE (GMO) foods at the Food Label Seminars in Chicago
To help industry unpack the latest developments on Bioengineered (GMO) food regulations and claims, Prime Label Consultants is partnering with Morgan Lewis to present a seminar on  Food Labeling Issues and Emerging Trends on November 15 in Chicago.
At this seminar, Bob Hibbert, who formally led the USDA's labeling policy staff and is now a top food lawyer in Washington DC, will give his insights into major questions left to be answered on BE (GMO) foods:

* Timeline of the final rule for compliance & enforcement
* Whether the labeling disclosure requirements have changed
* Issues around updating the proposed USDA BE ingredients list
* Risks and considerations for industry implementation of the rule
* Non-GMO claim intricacies & litigation exposure

This seminar will also address other developing regulatory issues such as FDA's new Nutrition Innovation Strategy, Lab grown meat, new Prop 65 developments amongst other pivotal labeling trends. 

This year, the food industry is being challenged to adjust to multiple compliance initiatives at once, which are upending over two decades of labeling strategy. Consequently, Prime Label has created these Food Label Seminars which serve as  a mid-year update to its annual Food Label Conference (FLC). Structured as two one day seminars, conveniently located near Chicago's O'Hare airport, the seminars will mirror the FLC's popular blend of trending topics and practical insights. 
Food Label Seminars
Day 1: November 15
Day 2: November 16
Morgan Lewis Perspective
Nutrition Label Reform
food labeling issues and emerging trends 
tactical roadmap & best practices 

Conveniently located near O'Hare Airport in Chicago, you can drive in or fly and spend the night. 
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Rosemont, IL
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5.5 hours of CPEU by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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