California Proposition 37 Defeated
On November 7, 2012, California Proposition 37 was defeated 53.1% to 46.9%. Proposition 37 would have required mandatory labeling of genetically engineered and genetically processed food.
From an industry standpoint, the failure of Proposition 37 simplifies labeling regulations for food companies because Proposition 37 would require food companies to change their food labels and adhere to a new set of regulations. State and U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling regulations are often complicated and confusing and failure to comply with labeling regulations can result in misbranded products, law suits, and heavy fines.
Companies seeking assistance with labeling regulations can contact Registrar Corp. Registrar Corp’s Regulatory Specialists can help food companies navigate through tricky state and U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling regulations. Registrar Corp’s label review service provides detailed analysis of product labeling to ensure that each label incorporates the numerous regulations that govern the format and content of food labels.
If you have any question about food labeling regulations or any U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation, please contact Registrar Corp 24/7 at http://www.registrarcorp.com/livehelp or call us at +1-757-244-0177.
Marc Lifsher, “Prop. 37 backers vow to continue food regulation efforts,” Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2012. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-prop37-genetic-food-labeling-20121108,0,7519439.story (Accessed November 8, 2012)