Back to News

USDA Announces Comment Period for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Published on

May 3, 2018

On Thursday morning, May 3, 2018 the United Stated Department of Agriculture announced the comment period of the Proposed Rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The comment period will be open for sixty days, until July 3, 2018, and it is unlikely to be extended due to the Congressionally mandated timeline for this rulemaking.

The Proposed Rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2018, will affect nearly every player in the food industry. Topics covered by the Proposed Rule include the definition of “bioengineered” and “bioengineered foods”, a list of “bioengineered foods”, a list of foods subject to disclosure, what the disclosure must look like, exemptions from the rule, and enforcement, among other topics. Ultimately, the final rule will establish the nationwide standard for retail labeling of food products containing “bioengineered” ingredients.Barley Snyder intends to follow this rulemaking closely due to the potential impact that it may have on our clients, their supply chains, and their customers. Food industry firms with any questions regarding the Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard should contact me or any of the professionals in Barley Snyder’s Food & Agribusiness Group.

Related News

View More News
News Alert
June 19, 2024

USDA Issues Proposed Rule on Poultry Grower Payment Systems and Capital Improvement Systems

This is an update to our December 6, 2023 alert titled “New Poultry Contr...

Learn More
Press Release
May 20, 2024

Barley Snyder Partner Justin Tomevi Appointed to Eastern University’s College of Business and Leadership Advisory Board

For Immediate Release York, Pa. – Barley Snyder is pleased to announce pa...

Learn More
News Alert
May 16, 2024

Fighting Bird Flu: USDA to Provide Funding to Combat HPAI

This is an update to our April 25, 2024, alert titled “Bird Flu’s Curr...

Learn More

Get in Touch

Our attorneys, paralegals and staff look forward to hearing from you. Please reach out to let us know how we can help.

Get In Touch
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms US News
Best Lawyers