Dr. John Ryan

USDA Final Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Label Rule

Presenter :Dr. John M. Ryan, Ph.D., PCQI,
Event Date : 05/15/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 pm PT
Duration : 60 Minutes



Product Description

The need for GMO labeling has been a hot topic for over 15 years. Scientific inquiry regarding the safety of GMO products has generated more questions than have been answered and has added fuel to the controversy. After extensive review and industry input, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law PL114-216 was signed into law July 2016. The rules impact many types of food including beer, dairy products, breakfast cereals, and others often not commonly associated with GMO ingredients by consumers.

Beginning in February 2019, food manufacturers, importers and retailers must disclose the presence of ingredients or foods made from or containing genetically engineered ingredients when the bioengineered percent exceeds 5 percent. 

Companies may disclose bioengineered ingredients and can use the USDA “Bioengineered”, “Derived from Bioengineering” symbols, or from text printed that includes “bioengineered food” or “contains bioengineered food ingredients”. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (PL114-216) was signed into law July 2016. Mandatory labeling starts Jan 1, 2022.

Why You Should Attend:

In order to provide consumers with trust in labeling, transparency, education and other factors, If your product contains greater than 5% of ingredients that were bioengineered, product labeling must contain the appropriate mandatory labeling. This webinar will provide you and your staff with disclosure methods, implementation deadlines, labels, printed text, scanning information, web address and text messaging designed to be sent directly to consumer mobile devices that disclose product GMO information.

Food manufacturers are required to “prominently’ display clear label information regarding the presence of bioengineered ingredients. The new rules are designed to provide consumers with clear information and consistently labeled product.

Understanding how the GMO Label Rules apply to your products is critical in order to avoid recalls.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Understanding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law
    • The rules
    • Rule definitions
    • Basic rule requirements
  • Implementation and compliance (voluntary and mandatory)
  • Determining your company’s requirements and plan
  • Compliance with mandatory deadlines based on company size
  • Planning for immediate label change implementation
  • What are your labeling options?
  • Understanding the exemptions
  • Detectability issues
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Analytical testing and validation
  • Responsibility for and type of disclosures
  • Placement of disclosure
  • Use of your company URL
  • Small and very small packaging
  • Bulk containers
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Suggested Attendees:

This is an all-inclusive webinar benefiting all individuals within the Pharmaceutical and Biotech organizations, Medical device manufacturers, Food and Cosmetic manufacturers but particularly those in positions of management and supervision. 

  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors
  • Associate Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors   

About the Presenter:

Dr. John M. Ryan, Ph.D., PCQI, is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation. He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator. He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation RyanSystems and transportation controls SanitaryColdChain. He has previously published books entitled “Food Fraud”, “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation 2nd edition”, “Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls, and “Teams and Teamwork”. All are available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

After Registration

You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) 1 day before the live webcast that you can print and share to all participants at your location.

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Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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