CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 5, 2016–
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today urged Congress and the
President to enact bipartisan legislation proposed by the U.S. Senate
that directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to craft a
national mandatory disclosure system for foods made with genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) as soon as possible.
Campbell applauds Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
for their proposal to help consumers more easily access information
about GMOs in foods. The bill paves the way for a single national
standard with multiple options for disclosure. Campbell remains
committed to printing clear and simple language on the labels of all of
its U.S. products.
The company is in discussions with the USDA and the Food and Drug
Administration about its plans to develop on-pack language that is easy
for consumers to understand and clearly identifies the presence of
ingredients derived from GMO crops.
In January, Campbell
was the first major food company to announce support for a single
mandatory labeling standard and its commitment to label all of its U.S.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food
that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups
and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For
generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic,
flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to
each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by our
iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge
Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal
Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Founded in 1869,
Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of
the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard
& Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more
information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the
ingredients we use, visit www.whatsinmyfood.com.
Source: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company
Carla Burigatto, 856-342-3737