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Food Company Adapts To Vermont GMO Labeling Law

June 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Woodinville, Wash.-based Conifer Specialties, the maker of Fisher Scones, has decided to label its food products with information about the possibility of genetically modified ingredients. The move comes just a few weeks before a Vermont law requiring such labeling goes into effect on July 1. Conifer does not sell its three product lines – Fisher Scones, Canterbury Naturals and Crock-Pot Delicious Dinner – in Vermont. But CEO Mike Maher worries that lawyers may try to add Conifer to a class action lawsuit. The company will spend “in the six figures” to get its products non-GMO verified and, in the interim, to change packaging to acknowledge the possibility of GMO content.
Coral Garnick, "Maker of Fisher Scones to begin GMO labeling", Puget Sound Business Journal, June 01, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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