Vermont AG Adopts State’s Historic Food-Labeling Rule

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Vermont’s attorney general on Monday said he had formally adopted regulations implementing a law passed in May that made the state the first in the nation to require the labeling of genetically modified food and created a fund for its implementation.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell said in a statement that he had formally filed Consumer Protection Rule C.P. 121, which implements Act 120, with the secretary of state’s office on Friday. The rule and the law will take effect July 1.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing consumer demands for transparency in food choices, signed the state labeling bill into law two...

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