Regulatory Update Part 2: FDA Approves AquaAdvantage Salmon
In last week’s article, we discussed the FDA’s release of a guidance document on labeling of genetically engineered foods. This week we’re discussing the FDA’s approval of a genetically engineered salmon.
Since the approval was announced on November 19, 2015, there has been much discussion on the topic. Here we are providing our readers with a consolidated list of links to articles of interest.
- FDA’s announcement and explanation of the approval
- To submit comments on the voluntary labeling of the salmon. Comments are due by January 25, 2016.
According to Friends of the Earth, as many as 60 retail chains have taken a stance on genetically engineered salmon. Here is a sampling of these positions that are directly from the retailer (vs. from a news outlet):