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Contrary To Lawsuit Allegations, USDA Is Studying QR Codes As Food Labels

August 31, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The Center for Food Safety recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging that USDA missed a congressionally-mandated deadline of July 29 to study the “potential technological challenges” facing consumers who have to use electronic or digital disclosure methods, like QR codes, to research food ingredients. However, the agency actually is reviewing a feasibility study on that issue, a USDA spokesman said. The lawsuit says such a study is needed to help draft the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure standard because food companies should label packages with clear ingredient lists, including especially GMO information.
Elizabeth Crawford, "USDA Reviewing Feasibility Study for Using QR Codes to Disclose GMOs Ahead of New Labeling Law", FOODnavigator-USA.com, August 31, 2017, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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