Decision Tool – Do I need to make a bioengineered food disclosure?

The following is designed to help regulated entities who are subject to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (the Standard) determine whether they are a regulated entity that must comply with the law.  This guide is not designed to provide legal advice and does not include every requirement of the Standard.  The amended act and the regulations govern what foods are subject to disclosure under the Standard.  This tool is designed to provide an overview of the major requirements for determining what foods must be disclosed as bioengineered foods.

This tool is designed to be used for each individual ingredient that may be used in a food.  For single ingredient foods, including raw agricultural products, a regulated entity only needs to complete this analysis for that single ingredient.  For multi-ingredient foods, a regulated entity should complete this analysis for each ingredient in the order in which they appear on the ingredient list, starting with the first or most predominant ingredient, followed by the second ingredient.

USDA is providing the below decision tree from a third party vendor. The vendor may have a different privacy policy than USDA. Use of this resource is optional, regulated entities may also reference the full text of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard or contact AMS at 202-720-4486 or befooddisclosure@ams.usda.gov.