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USDA’s AMS pulls standard for grass fed, naturally-raised meat

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA provides the livestock and meat industries with an option to voluntarily have marketing...

Congress repeals COOL after WTO rulings

After more than a decade battle, Congress repealed a Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) in December, according to a NBC...

California consumers can challenge organic food labels

Posted December 8, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled that consumers could file lawsuits under California law alleging food products are...

FDA approves genetically engineered salmon

Posted November 20, 2015 The FDA has approved AquaBounty Technologies’ application for AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon that reaches market...

FDA seeking comments to define “natural”

Posted November 17, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exploring the use of the term “natural,” asking the...

House ag committee approves anti-GMO labeling law

Posted July 20, 2014 The House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill that would ban states from requiring the labeling...

Stabenow proposes voluntary COOL

Posted June 25, 2015 Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) released a draft proposal which would remove beef and pork mandatory...

Food manufacturers have three-years to eliminate PHOs

Posted June 17, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are...

House votes to repeal COOL

Posted June 12, 2015 The House of Representatives has voted to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken,...

FDA Receiving Backlash over Calorie Count Rule

Posted May 20, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing major blowback over a controversial ObamaCare rule that...

WTO Rejects Cool Appeal, House Rejects COOL

–> Posted May 20, 2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected a U.S. appeal of its decision that country-of-origin labeling...

USDA Creates GMO-Free Certification Label

Posted May 18, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods...

COOL Not Economically Beneficial, USDA Study

–> Posted May 6, 2015 Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is not beneficial for American consumers, according to a Food Safety News article...

U.S. District Court Allows Vermont GMO Law to Stand

Posted April 29, 2015 U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) and other industry...

NASDA Supports National GMO Labeling, Groups Send Letter to Urge Congress

–> Posted February 11, 2015 The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture passed a resolution to support a national uniform...

COOL Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted February 11, 2015 The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dropped their U.S. country of origin...

OMB Failed to Issue Mechanically Tenderized Beef Labeling Ruling

Posted January 8, 2014 The Office of Management Bureau (OMB) did not meet the deadline to advance the U.S. Department...

Congress Asked to Pass Food Labeling Safety Act

Posted December 15, 2014 Stacey Forshee, a member of Farm Bureau, asked Congress to help consumers understand the differences between...

GMO Labeling Measures Fail in Colorado, Oregon

–> Posted October 6, 2014 Colorado voters have rejected a measure requiring the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) as a...

Nov. 19 Webinar Addresses Mandatory GMO Food Labeling Laws

Posted October 27, 2014 On November 19, from 2:30 – 3:30 (EST), the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host...