Mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods will be voted on in November by state legislators in Washington, USA, where a new initiative was recently introduced.
If passed, Initiative 522, or "The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act," would require that agricultural commodities and processed foods containing genetically engineered ingredients must be labeled accordingly.
Legislators will vote in November to either pass the initiative directly into law, take no action (so the labeling proposal will appear on the November ballot for public vote), or arrange for a public vote to be held prior to November. The legislation in Washington comes after a proposal on genetically modified food labeling, Proposition 37, was defeated by California, USA, residents in an October 2012 vote.
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At its annual meeting, AAFCO addressed ingredient definitions, petfood safety matters and certified organic petfoods
During its meeting in "sunny" California, AAFCO also considered calorie statements, a wheat gluten definition and other issues
During the annual meeting, the Pet Food Committee approved recommendations to require calorie content statements on all dog and cat food labels
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
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