AFFI member companies proudly produce some of the safest and most nutritious food in the world, and strive to provide consumers with accurate information that allows them to make informed choices about the food they eat. AFFI works to ensure that product labeling requirements are backed by science, and protect consumers and food makers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently sets national standards for food labeling and works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to review genetically enhanced ingredient (GMO) applications based on sound science and an extensive review process.
Vermont’s GMO labeling law goes into effect July 1, 2016, and efforts are underway in several more states to require the labeling of food and beverage products that contain GMOs.
AFFI, as a member of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, actively advocates for Congress to pass a federal GMO labeling law. A 50-state patchwork of labeling laws would only serve to create confusion for food makers and within the marketplace, reduce consumer choice and increase costs for consumers.
Nutrition Facts Panel
FDA’s finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) represents the most comprehensive change to consumer information on food products since the NFP’s inception. The final rule was released in May of 2016.
As co-chair of the Food and Beverage Issue Alliance, AFFI has interfaced and provided feedback to FDA throughout the NFP rule making process. AFFI is committed to providing its members with the tools and education needed to implement the rule.