OMA Members Express Concern re. Proposed Food Label Mandate

This week OMA and a number of its food and beverage manufacturing members sent a letter Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) outlining concerns with potential legislation that would mandate certain food date labels in Ohio.

The concerned members wrote: “The labeling issues you seek to address are shared nationwide. As you know, food standards and labeling are under the purview of the federal government and significant regulation is on the books of the FDA and USDA. As such, a state-by-state patchwork of label regulations will add complexity, cost, waste and confusion. Many food manufacturers have operations in multiple states. You can appreciate how costly compliance could become with state-specific regulation.”

Please contact OMA’s Rob Brundrett for more information or if you have any questions. OMA will continue to engage with members on this issue in the next General Assembly starting in January. 12/20/2018