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Bioengineered foods

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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A proposed rule requiring developers to notify FDA at least 120 days before marketing bioengineered foods is in the works, the agency announces May 3. FDA will require specific data be submitted to help determine whether the foods pose any potential safety, labeling or adulteration issues. After reviewing the company's submission, the agency will issue a letter stating its conclusions about the foods' regulatory status. Guidance on voluntary labeling to highlight the inclusion or absence of bioengineered food ingredients also is part of FDA's strategy. The proposals could affect the dietary supplement and functional foods sectors, particularly with regard to use of genetically modified soybeans

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