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PepsiCo, Frito-Lay quietly labeling products containing GMOs

| | May 18, 2016

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Whether or not you agree with mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified. . . ingredients, the Vermont law requiring this information on food sold in that state will go into effect on the first of July. Some companies . . .have announced decisions to implement these labels nationwide, while PepsiCo appears to be quietly putting labels on its products.

Our colleagues at Consumers Union recently spotted this can of Pepsi at a store in New Hampshire. It carries a notice that the beverage was “Partially Produced With Genetic Engineering.”

. . . . The company’s snack foods are also getting the new labels, which, as you can see from the soda can example, are not the invasive in-your-face bursts or banners that opponents of the labels have made them out to be.

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. . . CU also found some Lay’s potato chips — produced by the folks at PepsiCo subsidiary Frito-Lay — with similar language placed in an unobtrusive . . . spot on the back of the bag.

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PepsiCo’s reluctance to publicly announce the labeling may have something to do with the company’s tangential involvement in a pending lawsuit challenging the legality of the Vermont law.

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