USDA aims to debut ‘bioengineered’ GMO food labels by December 1

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The USDA by Dec. 1 is aiming to publish a final rule on labeling food containing genetically engineered ingredients, Greg Ibach, undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, said [September 12th].

The department wants to start enforcing the rule [on Jan. 1, 2020] at the same time as FDA’s update to the Nutrition Facts panel takes effect so food manufacturers only have to change labels once ….

The final GMO labeling rule — formally known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law — was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 31, where it is pending review.

Editor’s note: For more information about the USDA’s new bioengineered GMO food labels, please read this GLP article.

Read full, original article: USDA eyes Dec. 1 for final GMO labeling rule (Behind paywall)

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