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CGSB ratifies validity of the standard on voluntary labeling of products of genetic engineering


Jun 22, 2021

When a company chooses to make a labelling claim about genetic engineering for foods, the Voluntary Labelling and Advertising of Foods that Are and Are Not Products of Genetic Engineering - CAN/CGSB-32.315 (the GE Standard) provides guidance on how those claims can be truthful and not misleading, in compliance with the Food and Drugs Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

National standards must be publically reviewed every five years and are administered by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). CGSB determined in 2021 that the GE Standard remained technically relevant and can continue to be used.

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