Uniform Food Labeling Bill Passes


This week, by a vote of 316-117, the U.S. House of Representatives approved SR 764 requiring manufacturers to label products made with genetically engineered ingredients.  Late last week the U.S. Senate voted the measure 63-30, sending the bill to the House.  The president is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as this weekend. OMA members support the bill that will prevent an inconsistent patchwork of state laws from governing food and beverage labeling.  Vermont had passed such a law that went into effect on July 1. Both Ohio Senators voted for the measure and Senator Brown has been credited with aiding in negotiations.  Most of Ohio’s congressional representatives voted yes; click to view a complete list. A leader of the effort, OMA member, Derek Crawford, Corporate & Government Affairs, The KraftHeinz Company, said that thanks are in order for our elected representatives who voted to approve the measure.  Congratulations to members who provided leadership on this important issue!