USDA Seeks Input in Developing a Proposed Bioengineered Food Disclosure Rule

June 28, 2017

UPDATE: July 20, 2017

The deadline for input has been extended through August 25, 2017 to allow more time for stakeholders to provide feedback on the range of topics covered by the 30 questions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted 30 questions for stakeholder input regarding the establishment of a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. USDA will use the input received when drafting a proposed rule.

Feedback related to the questions should be submitted to GMOlabeling@ams.usda.gov by July 17, 2017.

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Law was enacted by Congress on July 29, 2016. AMS has two years to establish the standard and the procedures necessary for implementation. AMS is seeking input from stakeholders in order to establish the final rule by the mandated July 2018 deadline. The public will also have the opportunity to comment on any proposed rule during the rulemaking process.

To view the questions under consideration, visit the Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration page on the AMS Website. Those interested may also subscribe to the AMS Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard topic to receive email updates about the progress of this rulemaking process.

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