FDA SLOW TO ISSUE GMO LABEL REGULATIONS

WASHINGTON -- Final rules on the labeling of products claimed to be free of genetically modified organisms could be months or years away, said Lester Crawford, deputy commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration, in an appearance before the House agriculture appropriations subcommittee recently.For now, the FDA has a "proposed draft guidance document" that retailers or manufacturers could use in

WASHINGTON -- Final rules on the labeling of products claimed to be free of genetically modified organisms could be months or years away, said Lester Crawford, deputy commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration, in an appearance before the House agriculture appropriations subcommittee recently.

For now, the FDA has a "proposed draft guidance document" that retailers or manufacturers could use in labeling either GMO-free products or those containing biotech ingredients, an FDA s

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