Manufacturers Push Back Against Burdensome New State Requirement

File Suit Contesting Vermont Labeling Law

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the Snack Food Association in challenging Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law in federal district court in Vermont:

“With zero justification in health, safety or science, the State of Vermont has imposed a burdensome mandate on manufacturers that unconstitutionally compels speech and interferes with interstate commerce. While this has an immediate impact on food manufacturers, the legal principles at stake are of concern to all manufacturers and, if left standing, could lead to an untenable 50-state patchwork of product-labeling requirements.”

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