U.S. Guides on “Negative claims” on Absence Of Bioengineered Or Genetically-Modified Meat, Poultry And Egg Products


On December 30, 2019, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has notified the availability of the guidance Labeling Guideline on Statements That Bioengineered or Genetically-Modified Ingredients or Animal Feed Were Not Used in Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products.”

Companies that create label or labeling claims on absence of bioengineered or genetically-modified (GM) ingredients in a meat, poultry or egg product, or feed livestock without bioengineered or GM products , should refer to this guidance. These claims are defined as “negative claims“ and are approved for use and verified under a third party certifying organization.”

Read the full text of the guideline here.

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