With new food packaging labels on grocery store shelves, what do you need to know?

  • According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard “defines foods derived from biotechnology as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified by certain laboratory techniques and cannot be created by conventional breeding or found in nature”. Shoppers might be surprised to find bio-engineered labels on common products they’ve been consuming for years.

  • Starting this year, regulated food manufacturers, importers and certain retailers must disclose the presence of biotechnology-derived ingredients by text, symbol, electronic or digital link and/or text message to consumers.

    Starting this year, regulated food manufacturers, importers and certain retailers must disclose the presence of biotechnology-derived ingredients by text, symbol, electronic or digital link and/or text message to consumers.

By Katie Zelechowski Illinois Agricultural Bureau Didn’t you think companies could put one more label on food packaging covered in front-to-back emblems and claims? Guess again. Thanks to a recent labeling law, companies must indicate the presence of biotechnology-derived foods or ingredients on product packaging. Two moms and food industry experts explain what the new labels mean for grocers, and the…

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