Japan to decide GE labeling requirements soon
Mar. 8, 2018
The Consumer Affairs Agency’s (CAA’s) Expert Committee for the review of genetically engineered
(GE) food labeling requirements in Japan has been discussing four major points over the past ten
Issue 1: The Scope of Mandatory Labeling
- Point 1: Consideration of food items subject to mandatory labeling, and
- Point 2: Consideration of how prevalent the GE ingredient must be in a food product to be subject to mandatory labeling.
Issue 2: The Method of Labeling
- Point 3: Consideration of “Genetically Engineered” versus “GE non-segregated” labeling and whether or not they are easily and correctly understood by consumers, and
- Point 4: Consideration of the conditions for food to be labeled as “non-GMO.”
For more detailed information, please review the orginal report.