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July 2016

Welcome to July's Label Alert. Ease into your workday with a little topical reading, plus, get 10% off our Nutrition 2016 NFP Impact Analysis. We hope you enjoy this edition of Label Alert!

Senate Easily Invokes Cloture on GMO Label Bill; Final Vote Next
 After being showered with handful of paper money thrown over the gallery rail by a single protestor, the U.S. Senate invoked cloture on a GMO-labeling bill by a 65-32 vote Wednesday, meaning that the compromise proposal for a federal law on how grocery products will be labeled when they do and don't contain genetically modified organisms is set for a final vote.
How National Food Companies Are Responding to Vermont's GMO Law
Rather than comply with a new labeling regulation, some manufacturers are pulling their products from the state's shelves.... While the regulatory uncertainty persists, food manufacturers have been left with the choice of acquiescing to GMOs' stigma by getting out ahead of potentially impending labeling requirements (which consumers want) or withdrawing from markets that require the labels.
FDA Schedules Menu Labeling Workshops
The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled two public workshops to help regulated industry comply with menu-labeling requirements. The first meeting was scheduled for July 7-8, 2016, in College Park, Md.; the second will be held September 27-28 in St. Louis, Mo.
Brexit May Affect U.S. Companies with Euro Exposure
U.S. packaged food stocks should hold up better than the broader market due to their inherent safe haven nature after the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, according to Credit Suisse. Within the sector, however, U.S. companies with the highest euro exposure may underperform the most.
FDA Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food
The federal government proposed voluntary guidelines for the food industry to reduce salt in the American food supply ... a move long sought by public health advocates who said the new standards could eventually help save thousands of lives.

Career Corner: Cargill job posting
Cargill Protein Solutions - CANADA

Cargill is seeking a motivated, adaptable and qualified individual to manage our 5 Canadian facilities in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. The position of Science and Regulatory Affairs Senior Professional will be responsible for development of written specification, operational and customer communications related to regulatory affairs for Beef slaughter, processing and case ready/value added products.

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