Kelly Johnston with Campbell Soup led a detailed discussion on the evolution regarding their decision to label for GMO ingredients on their products. Kelly also shared insight into the ongoing GMO labeling discussion in Congress, believing that a compromise is still possible, although time is very short to pass preemptive legislation before the Vermont GMO labeling law goes into effect on July 1.
Christine Cochran with the Grain Foods Foundation, and Theresa Cogswell with BakerCogs, Inc., shared information on how the industry needs to stay in front of efforts to provide clean labels for consumers. Attendees discussed how the baking industry can stay on top of consumer trends and how those in procurement represent the front lines in this effort as they ensure that ingredients match consumer demands.
The next CAPCon will be held on Sept. 13-14 in Washington, D.C., and will include attending the annual Bakers’ Dozen Awards Reception on Capitol Hill and visits with key members of Congress.