Comment Deadline: USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) within the United States Department Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on a proposed new rule that would require food manufacturers and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about bioengineered (BE) food and BE food ingredient content. 

A recent amendment (SciPol brief available) to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 requires the Department of Agriculture to establish the national mandatory bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard. The proposed rule is intended to provide a mandatory uniform national standard for disclosure of information to consumers about the BE status of foods. This proposed rule also announces AMS' intent to request approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of new information collection and recordkeeping requirements to implement the proposed BE food disclosure standard.

Members of the public may submit comments by mail or at More information is available at the Federal Register notice.

Event Date
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:00pm