National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law
On July 2016, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law was signed into law after extensive review and industry input. The Final Rules affects a wide variety of foods even those that we don’t commonly associate with GMO ingredients, including beer, dairy products and breakfast cereals.
Companies must disclose bioengineered ingredients and can use the USDA “Bioengineered”, “Derived from Bioengineering” symbols, or from text printed that includes “bioengineered food” or “contains bioengineered food ingredients.” The new rules are designed to provide consumers with clear information and consistently labeled products.
The implementation date of the Standard is January 1, 2020, except for small food manufacturers, whose implementation date is January 1, 2021. The mandatory compliance date is January 1, 2022. Regulated entities may voluntarily comply with the Standard until December 31, 2021.
For more information, please click here to access the United States Department of Agriculture’s website.