For now, food companies and consumers eagerly await
USDA’s comment period and release of its implementing
regulations, as well as FDA’s definition of “natural,” and will
monitor whether any changes are made to the GMO Labeling
law during the new presidential administration. While the new
GMO Labeling law is unlikely to please everyone involved,
food companies and consumers alike hope the law will bring
clarity and closure to the complex GMO labeling issues sooner rather than later. n
The author would like to thank Carla Rose Karp, Esq., for her assistance with this article. This article states opinions of its author and
does not necessarily represent opinions of Goodwin Procter LLP or its
Glenn S. Kerner, Esq., head of the Litigation Department in Goodwin’s New York
office and chair of the firm’s Nanotechnology Practice, has extensive experience in
product liability law, particularly with respect to complex mass torts and multi-district
litigation. Mr. Kerner is experienced in matters involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals, food and dietary supplements, consumer products and chemical exposure. He is also chair of the food law special litigation group of the Defense Research
Institute’s product liability committee.
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MilliporeSigma Acquires BioControl Systems
MilliporeSigma has acquired BioControl Systems Inc., a
food safety testing company. The acquisition opens growth
opportunities for MilliporeSigma in the food and beverage
space, particularly in the U.S.
Hygiena to Acquire DuPont Food Safety Business
Hygiena has announced that the company will acquire
DuPont’s global food safety diagnostics business. The
acquisition includes the BAX® and RiboPrinter® Systems and
associated test kits; a global and technically trained sales, R&D
and manufacturing organization; and in-house production
capacity. The transaction is expected to close in the first
quarter of 2017.
ProFood Tech: Food Safety Innovation and Insights
ProFood Tech (Chicago; April 4–6) will provide access to
the latest technologies and practices to improve food safety.
Powered by PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International
Dairy Foods Association, the new, biennial event will bring
professionals from baking and snack, beverage, dairy, meat and
poultry and other industries together with over 400 suppliers.
To learn more and register, visit www.profoodtech.com.
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