The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has formally adopted the regulations implementing the law requiring the labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms. The rule takes effect July 1, 2016.
“This is a process that began with the legislature’s careful crafting of Act 120,” said Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell. “We are pleased at the amount of public input we received during the rule-making process—from industry and consumers—and are glad that, with the formal adoption of this rule, we are giving ample time for food manufacturers and retailers to prepare for the law to take effect in just over 14 months.”
The final rule provides the requirements for how the “Produced with Genetic Engineering” label should appear on processed food, details the exemptions from the labeling requirement and contains enforcement provisions for violations of the law. Further information about the implementation of Act 120 is available on the Attorney General’s website at www.ago.vermont.gov under the GE Food Labeling Rule link.