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.
- Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
- Proposed Bioengineered Labels (pdf)
The proposed rule is open for comment for 60 days. The deadline for comments is July 3, 2018.
Due to the Congressionally mandated timeline for this rulemaking, the comment period will not be extended, so it is important that anyone interested file comments in a timely manner.
Comments on the rule may be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking portal www.regulations.gov beginning Friday, May 4th. Comments on the rule may also be filed with the Docket Clerk, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 4543-South, Washington, DC 20250; Fax: (202) 690-0338.
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- Recorded Webinar on Proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (by June 1, 2018)
- Study of Electronic or Digital Disclosure
- Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration
- Public Input on Bioengineered Food Disclosure Questions
- Full text of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (pdf)
- Request for Proposal - Statement of Objectives - Study of Electronic or Digital Link Disclosure (pdf)
- State Preemption Letters (pdf)
- Policy Memo – Consistency between Bioengineered Disclosure and the National Organic Program (pdf)
- Request for Information on a Performance Work Statement (pdf)