Biotech Updates

Poland Releases Draft GE Labeling Legislation

August 8, 2018

The Polish Ministry of Agriculture released a new draft labeling voluntary standards for food products free from genetic engineering derived from livestock not fed with GE feeds and/or products. This was reported in the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service-Global Agricultural Information Network Report.

The draft standard states that a "non-GMO" label would be placed on the packaging of such products. The draft legislation will be submitted to the Upper Chamber of Polish Parliament in fall 2018, after receipt and consideration of public comments. According to the Ministry, the draft Act was a response to the requests of the public, including consumer organizations and industry groups so they can differentiate between GE and non-GE products.

Read more from the USDA FAS-GAIN Report.