| 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 counter indications.
"The special requirements for the information about products
and forms of its presentation will agree with the European standards,"
the source said.