The Senate Agriculture Committee
has taken a significant step toward preempting
state laws that would require
food manufacturers to indicate on labels
there are genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) inside their products.
FDA’s approval of AquaBounty Technologies’ application for AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon that reaches market size more quickly than non-genetically engineered (GE) fish, brought cheers from food industry groups.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is urging government policymakers not misinterpret information in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report on processed meat and cancer, which was issued last month.
FDA has issued a supplemental proposed rule that would make two minor changes to the Nutrition Facts label on food products: It would require declaration of the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars and change the current footnote on the Nutrition Facts label.
When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final determination June 16, giving the food industry three years to remove artificial trans fat from its products, the industry had already made huge advances in finding substitutes.