In: Food Labeling
USDA’s AMS pulls standard for grass fed, naturally-raised meat
- January 14, 2016
- Cade Collister
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA provides the livestock and meat industries with an option to voluntarily have marketing...
California consumers can challenge organic food labels
- December 8, 2015
Posted December 8, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled that consumers could file lawsuits under California law alleging food products are...
FDA seeking comments to define “natural”
- November 17, 2015
Posted November 17, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exploring the use of the term “natural,” asking the...
Stabenow proposes voluntary COOL
- June 25, 2015
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
- June 17, 2015
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
- June 12, 2015
Posted June 12, 2015 The House of Representatives has voted to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken,...
WTO Rejects Cool Appeal, House Rejects COOL
- May 20, 2015
–> Posted May 20, 2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected a U.S. appeal of its decision that country-of-origin labeling...
COOL Not Economically Beneficial, USDA Study
- May 5, 2015
–> 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
- April 29, 2015
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
- February 11, 2015
–> Posted February 11, 2015 The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture passed a resolution to support a national uniform...
OMB Failed to Issue Mechanically Tenderized Beef Labeling Ruling
- January 8, 2015
Posted January 8, 2014 The Office of Management Bureau (OMB) did not meet the deadline to advance the U.S. Department...
GMO Labeling Measures Fail in Colorado, Oregon
- November 6, 2014
–> 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
- October 27, 2014
Posted October 27, 2014 On November 19, from 2:30 – 3:30 (EST), the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host...