FDA will soon finalize its voluntary guidance on genetically engineered food labeling, agency Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the House Appropriations Committee last Thursday.
“We have supported voluntary labeling and we put out a proposed guidance with respect to plant-based modified foods and we hope to finalize that soon,” Hamburg said in response to a question from Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.
“The way that over many, many years FDA had interpreted the law – and its been supported by the courts – is that mandatory labeling really is appropriate and required when there is a false claim or misbranding,” Hamburg said. “The fact that the food contains [genetically engineered] materials does not constitute a material change in the product.”
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