In the US, all foods must be labelled when there are health concerns, differences in use or nutritional value or where the common name no longer adequately describes the food derived from the GM plant. In January 2001, the Food and Drug Administration released a Draft Guidance for the Industry: Voluntary Labelling. The document provides guidance to manufacturers in the appropriate, truthful and non-misleading labelling of foods and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable labelling language.

(For more details, go to the US Food and Drug Administration:

Other countries:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Czech Republic
  7. European Union
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Israel
  10. Japan
  11. Korea
  12. Malaysia
  13. Russia
  14. Switzerland
  15. Taiwan
  16. Thailand

Related article:

  1. Pocket K No. 5 - Labeling GM Foods - View
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