On May 4th, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published for comment its highly anticipated proposed rule implementing the National Biogengineered Food Disclosure Standard, mandated by Congress in 2016. The proposed rule requires disclosure for foods that are or may be bioengineered on the food’s label. This webinar will delve into different types of relevant genetic modifications, and will decipher which methods of bioengineering may or may not be required to provide a disclosure under the final rule. Speakers will also provide an in-depth look at the food labeling disclosure requirements and choices food manufacturers must make, how manufacturers will be affected by these critical changes, and what they can do to prepare. Finally, we will discuss opportunities to influence the development of the final rule before the comment period closes on July 3rd. Join us to ask questions of our expert speakers as they discuss and analyze the grey areas in the proposed rule and industry concerns that have thus far been unaddressed.
Samuel D. Jockel, Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP
Keith A. Matthews, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP
Jessica O’Connell, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
Moderated by Stanley H. Abramson, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP