FDA today announced the final rule extending the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed how companies should alert consumers to the presence of genetically modified (GMO) ingredients in products. One major change is the agency will let companies use “bioengineered food” for GMO because it thinks bioengineered “adequately describes food products of the technology that Congress intended to be within the scope of” the law. – NACS Daily
On May 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a proposed rule – the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – requiring some form of disclosure of biotech ingredients on food packaging. The proposed rule has a 60-day comment period, with a submission deadline of July 3, 2018.