Working Group B: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of GMO Labeling and Litigation

July 28, 2014 1:30pm

Sarah Brew
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Shirley Boyd
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Cargill, Incorporated (Minneapolis, MN)

Jo E. Osborn
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
TreeHouse Foods Inc. (Oak Brook, IL)

Is making Non-GMO claims on your products as risky as making natural claims? If you don’t know the answer to this question or you answered “no,” you need to attend this session! “Non-GMO” is not a legally-defined claim. Learn everything you need to know to manage regulatory compliance and consumer class action risks and built your brand reputation in this market segment. Speakers will also dig into the implications of the current “Non-GMO Project” standards.
  • What states have passed GMO-labeling laws, which have pending legislation, which state initiatives have failed, and the current state of federal legislative efforts
    • 522 in Washington State
    • Prop 37 in California
    • Bill HB112 in Vermont
    • Bill LD718 in Maine
    • Federal Bill: Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act
  • Existing non-US non-GM standards
  • Current existing and proposed US industry standards
  • Supply chain challenges and costs of sourcing non-GMO ingredients
  • Challenges of documenting any Non-GMO supply chain