GMO Labeling & Disclosure

Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard was enacted on July 29, 2016.  AMS has two years to establish a national standard and the procedures necessary for implementation.  Below are 30 questions considered by interested stakeholders. USDA will use this input in drafting a proposed rule.  The period for input closed on August 25, 2017. There will also be an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the proposed rule during the rulemaking process.

USDA Requests Proposals for Bioengineered Food Disclosure Study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) posted a solicitation for vendors to submit proposals to conduct a Study on the Electronic or Digital Link Disclosure.  The study is required by the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Pub. L. 114-216) to identify potential technological challenges that may impact whether consumers would have access to a bioengineered food disclosure on food packages through electronic or digital methods.

USDA Requests Information on Bioengineered Food Disclosure Performance Work Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on a Performance Work Statement to identify potential technological challenges that may impact whether consumers would have access to a bioengineered food disclosure on food packages through electronic or digital methods.

GMO Disclosure & Labeling

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law charges AMS with developing a national mandatory system for disclosing the presence of bioengineered material. USDA has established a working group to develop a timeline for rulemaking and to ensure an open and transparent process for effectively establishing this new program, which will increase consumer confidence and understanding of the foods they buy, and avoid uncertainty for food companies and farmers.  

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