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Kenya tightens GMO labelling in food

Kenya has made the labelling of foodstuffs containing genetically modified material stricter, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) reports. The requirement for labelling is required for adventitious presence of unapproved events of just 1%, compared with the previous 5%. Furthermore, labels should refer to the GMO content with the same font size as the other ingredients. Prison sentences of up to ten years can be given, while fines for transgressions can reach up to KSh20 million ($235,300). The labelling of such material started in 2010 when the government’s bureau of standards published a regulation requiring the labelling of GM foods, feed or ingredients, the FAS says. Current regulations amended the National Biosafety Law of 2009, which came into force last year ( Agrow No 620, p 21). The FAS also lists several authorised GM cotton, cassava and maize field trials in the country over the next few years.

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