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Dairy Facts 2016

What Does California's Proposition 37 Have to Do with Dairy Labeling?

Sep 12, 2012

Proposition 37, a "right to know" law on the California ballot this fall, has attracted widespread attention because of two labeling requirements it would impose. If it passes, California dairy products made with genetically engineered ingredients would likely have to make a special declaration on the label, and these products would no longer be able to use "natural" claims. Is this a harbinger of changes to come?

Don't miss IDFA's webinar series on Dairy Product Labeling, October 23, 24 and 25, for all the latest news and regulations affecting product branding and labeling. Each session will run 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Meet the Experts

With more than 20 years of industry experience, IDFA Vice President Cary Frye will share her expertise on product labeling, standards of identity, nutrition and health claims and more – all designed to help dairy companies differentiate their products and labels while remaining compliant. View Frye's personal video invitation to attend the webinar.

Joining Frye will be Michelle Albee Matto, who worked in IDFA's regulatory department for eight years, most recently as assistant director for nutrition and labeling, before leaving to start her own firm. Matto now works exclusively for IDFA as a nutrition and labeling consultant.

Frye and Matto will present three separate sessions:

  • The first session, October 23, will offer an introduction on labeling history and jurisdiction, as well as terms and symbols.
  • The second session, October 24, will review nutrition labeling basics and claims.
  • The final session, October 25, will cover organic labeling, rbST claims and proposed future regulations, such as updates to the Nutrition Facts panel and GMO ingredients.

Register here. For more information, contact Patrick Crosson, IDFA meetings assistant and registrar, at

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