Federal GM labeling compromise awaits presidential signature.

In an update on a topic frequently covered in recent weeks on this blog, the Senate compromise bill to establish a federal standard for the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods gained bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and passed with a 306-117 vote on July 14, 2016.  Assuming that President Obama signs the bill into law, Vermont’s GM requirements will be pre-empted and implementation of a more flexible federal GM labeling standard will begin.

Keller and Heckman LLP will be analyzing the compromise legislation and summarizing its implications for the food industry.