08/06/2021 - The Academy advocates for food labels that are clear and understandable to consumers. The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 was introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate earlier this week by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.), House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and Ed Markey (Mass.). According to a press release from the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, this bill would update requirements on food labels, require updates to ingredient lists on packaged foods and also apply consumer-friendly labeling requirements.
The Academy is currently communicating with the bill sponsors to determine if additional advocacy by Academy members is needed.