Labeling of GMO’s in the USA

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
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Get the Real Facts on U.S. GMO Labeling Requirements!


GMOs in food products are regulated by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act. The United States does not have any federal legislation that is specific to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Rather, GMOs are regulated pursuant to health, safety, and environmental legislation governing conventional products. The U.S. is the world’s leading producer of genetically modified (GM) crops.  In 2012, of the 170.3 million hectares of biotech crops globally, the United States accounted for 69.5 million, over 40% of the total. (Source: Library of Congress)

Public and scientific opinion on GMOs in the US is mixed and GMO labeling requirements has been a subject of much debate in the country.

This event with expert speaker Norma Skolnik will offer an overview of the status of GMO’s in the U.S., how they are regulated by the FDA, FDA’s Biotechnology Policy and Biotechnology Consultation program and GMO labeling around the world. The session will refer to all FDA regulations and policies regarding GMOs as well as proposed state and consumer GMO labeling initiatives.

Session Highlights:

  • Safety of GMO Foods
  • Regulatory status of GMO’s in the USA
  • FDA’s Position on GMO’s
  • FDA Biotechnology Policy
  • FDA Biotechnology Consultation Program
  • State and Consumer initiatives re: GMO Labeling
  • Worldwide GMO labeling regulations
  • Proposed legislation of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
  • Biotechnology Food Labeling & Uniformity Act

Who should attend?

  • Regulatory Affairs managers
  • Directors & Associates
  • Product Safety managers
  • Compliance Specialists
  • Marketing managers and anyone involved in planning to market or label GMO food products in the U.S.A.

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About Our Speaker

Norma Skolnik - FDA Regulations Expert

Norma Skolnik has over 35 years of regulatory experience working with the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. She served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Americas for Cadbury Adams. Prior to that, she was Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Adams Division of Pfizer and Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Warner-Lambert company. She also served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Lederle Consumer Healthcare and...   More Info
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