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TITLE:  THAI PRESS REPORTS - GMO LABELLING TO BEGIN MAY 11
SOURCE: Thai Daily Digest, edited and sent by Agnet, Canada
DATE:   Apr 21, 2003

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THAI PRESS REPORTS - GMO LABELLING TO BEGIN MAY 11

The Thailand Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is, according to Dr
Sathaporn Wongcharoen, the FDA's deputy secretary-general, to enforce the labelling
of 22 products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) from May 11,
with fines of Bt30,000 for companies violating the new rules. The story says
that provisions for the labelling system are made in a 2002 Public Health
Ministry announcement, which stipulates that 22 listed products made from GM
sweetcorn or soy beans must be labelled as such if the GM products in question are
among the top three ingredients, and if the GM content is more than 5
percent. The ministerial announcement also bans the use of labelling suggesting
that a product is GM-free.



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