Food Exempt From The National Bioengineered Food Standard

  • Food Exempt From The National Bioengineered Food Standard

    1. Refined foods that do not contain detectable levels of modified genetic material. Most corn starch or soybean oil would not contain detectable levels of modified genetic material even if derived from bioengineered crops.
    2. Pet foods are not covered by the regulations.
    3. Incidental additives.
    4. Food served in a restaurant or similar retail food establishment.
    5. Food produced by “very small food manufacturers” with less than $2.5 million dollars in annual sales.
    6. Foods with inadvertent or unavoidable bioengineered materials at levels of up to five percent (5%) for each ingredient.
    7. A food derived from an animal that consumed feed produced from, containing, or consisting of a bioengineered substance.
    8. Food certified under the National Organic Program.
    9. Foods subject to USDA FSIS labeling rules unless the predominant ingredient (excluding water, stock, or broth) would be labeled as bioengineered if sold on its own. For example, beef stew containing genetically modified corn but with beef as the predominant ingredient, would not be labeled as bioengineered.

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    The rule becomes effective February 19, 2019.

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