GE Food Labeling Rule

GE Food Labeling Rule

In May 2014, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 120, the law that requires labeling food produced with genetic engineering (GE). Foods produced with genetic engineering are also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Act 120 may be viewed in its entirety here.

In passing Act 120, the Legislature tasked the Attorney General with developing rules to implement the law. These rules provide clarity on the scope and reach of the law, including specific requirements for labeling food.

Members of the public are invited to review the draft rule — Proposed Consumer Protection Rule 121 — and provide input by sending a message to ago.GEFoodLabelingRule@state.vt.us.

Learn More About Act 120 Rulemaking

  • To learn more about Act 120 and the draft rule, you may view answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Act 120. This document will be updated and expanded as rulemaking progresses.
  • In October 2014, the Attorney General held public meetings in Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro to introduce the draft rule. The presentation shown at these meetings is available here.
  • In June 2014, the Attorney General released a GE Food Labeling Rule Questionnaire, developed to gather public input early in the rulemaking process and to field questions about the law. View a summary of the questionnaire results here.
  • Provide Input and Ask Questions

    While the Attorney General will solicit official public comments on the proposed rule in 2015, the Office welcomes ongoing feedback and questions from producers, retailers, and consumers at ago.GEFoodLabelingRule@state.vt.us.

    Communications submitted to this email address are subject to disclosure under Vermont’s Public Records Act, 1 V.S.A. section 315, et. seq. This email address will act as a repository for public input and not necessarily as a channel of two-way communication. The Attorney General’s Office anticipates publishing periodic answers to Frequently Asked Questions in response to the inquiries and input received through this channel. To the extent your message requires a specific response, a member of the GE Food Rulemaking Team will be in touch with you as soon as practicable, given the volume of input we receive.

    Receive Updates

    To sign up for the Attorney General's updates on rulemaking developments, enter your email address at http://list.state.vt.us/guest/RemoteListSummary/GEFoodLabelingRule.

    Published: Oct 28, 2014