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FDA Puts Brakes on Genetically Engineered Salmon until Labeling Requirements are Established

WASHINGTON, DC—(ENEWSPF)--February 2, 2016.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday it would block all imports of AquaBounty’s recently approved genetically engineered (GE) salmon until the agency had determined how to label the novel product. The agency approved the salmon in October without any mandatory labeling indicating that the product is engineered with DNA from another species. In December’s congressional spending bill, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski succeeded in including a provision directing the agency to develop a label for the GE salmon. Now the agency must act on that directive in order to better inform . . .

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