Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has reportedly adopted a final rule implementing the state’s new law requiring the labeling of foods produced partially or entirely with genetic engineering (GE).
“We are pleased at the amount of public input we received during the rulemaking process – from industry and consumers – and are glad that, with the formal adoption of this rule, we are giving ample time for food manufacturers and retailers to prepare for the law to take effect in just over fourteen months,” Sorrell was quoted as saying.
Among other things, Consumer Protection Rule 121 provides specific details about how the GE label must appear on processed food, exemptions from the labeling requirement, and enforcement and penalties. The rule takes effect on July 1, 2016. See Office of the Attorney General Press Release, April 20, 2015.