USDA Publishes Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

May 4, 2018By Ricardo Carvajal

USDA announced the publication of its much awaited proposed rule establishing a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure standard as mandated by Congress almost two years ago (for more on that law, see our prior posting here).  The rule is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register on May 4, but for those who can’t wait, it’s available in prepublication form.  We’ll follow up with a posting on key aspects of the proposed rule, but one thing bears emphasis now: the deadline for comments is July 3, 2018, and USDA has stated that the comment period will not be extended.  It therefore behooves those with an interest in the rule to make the timely submission of comments a top priority.