GMO labeling law makes kosher food harder to find in Vermont

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Vermont’s GMO labeling law. . . appears to be forcing kosher foods off store shelves as the small companies that manufacture the foods decide not to relabel their packaging just for Vermont.

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[Jeff] Kaufman got a shock on July 1 when Vermont’s GMO labeling law went into effect, and kosher food items began to disappear from the shelves of the Price Chopper on Shelburne Street in Burlington, where Kaufman and many other members of the observant Jewish community shop.

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. . . Price Chopper had compiled a list of about 3,000 items from a variety of manufacturers that would not be relabeled to comply with Vermont’s GMO law and would no longer be available. . . .

The list also includes a considerable number of kosher items, from matzo ball mix to a garlic dressing marked “Passover only.” In addition, many Hispanic, Asian and Indian foods are on the list.

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The passage of a federal labeling law could ensure that kosher foods remain available in Vermont, as the companies currently deciding to write the state off would be required to label for all 50 states.

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