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National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: Overview and Select Considerations [Updated February 7, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "In July 2016, Congress enacted P.L. 114-216 (2016 Act), comprehensive legislation to govern the labeling of bioengineered foods. The 2016 Act required the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The Standard regulates labeling of bioengineered foods, a term defined in the 2016 Act. The act does not address or define other terms that some members of the public might associate with bioengineered foods, such as 'genetically engineered' (GE), 'genetically modified', and 'genetically modified organism' (GMO). The Standard guides the mandatory labeling of foods to indicate the presence of GE ingredients. As such, foods meeting requirements identified in the Standard must bear a bioengineered disclosure. Implementation began on January 1, 2020, and mandatory compliance begins on January 1, 2022."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46183
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2020-02-07
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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