| October 23, 2003,
just-food.com: The Russian government announced
that it is modifying a federal consumer rights law to
include a clause that will now require all genetically
modified food to carry labels identifying them as such.
Tass reported that sources at the Anti-Monopoly Policies
Ministry had confirmed that the draft amendments would
be considered at today’s [Thursday] cabinet meeting.
"The manufacturers of products containing genetically
modified components will be obliged to state not only
the expiry date, but also information about the composition,
additives used and applicable restrictions, such as
"The special requirements for the information
about products and forms of its presentation will agree
with the European standards," the source said.