Japan: Japan to Decide GE Labeling Requirements Soon

The Consumer Affairs Agency’s expert committee is expected to conclude its review of Japan’s labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods at the end of March 2018. As a part of the ongoing review, informal discussions have begun on a possible stricter threshold for the use of voluntary “non-GE” labeling. However, some participating expert members have expressed concern that foreign grain and oilseed supplies could be disrupted by a new, stricter standard. The concept of tighter requirements for “non-GE” labeling is expected to be the focus of the next (and likely final) expert committee meeting.

Japan: Japan to Decide GE Labeling Requirements Soon