U.S. prepares for national food labeling standard

Disclosure of genetically modified ingredients will soon be mandatory

Britt E. Erickson

Credit: Campbell Soup Company
Credit: Campbell Soup Company

U.S. consumers are beginning to see labels on food products indicating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients, thanks to legislation enacted this year. The new law requires USDA to establish by July 2018 a national mandatory standard for labeling genetically modified foods. It also prohibits U.S. states from enacting their own laws for labeling such foods.


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