Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation that will require the labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods in Vermont beginning in July 2016. The law is the first of its kind in the United States and will require food offered for retail sale that is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering to be labeled by July 2016. There is currently no required labeling policy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however Connecticut and Maine have passed similar legislation though it won’t go into effect until other states pass GMO-labeling laws. Retailers will not be held liable for the failure to label a processed food unless the retailer is the producer or manufacturer of the food.