Advocacy Files Comments Regarding USDA’s Proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
June 29, 2018
On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a proposed rule titled: National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. While the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) appreciates AMS’ work on the congressionally mandated bioengineered food disclosure standards, Advocacy remains concerned about the impact that the proposed rule will have on small businesses, including small food manufacturers and retailers. Advocacy recommends that AMS adopt a broader definition of “very small business,” provide an exemption for small retailers displaying food for sale in bulk containers, and extend the compliance deadlines for the rule.