Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) announced last week that it is inviting all EAEC countries to apply an additional “GMO” icon on the packaging of food products that contain modified organisms.

The Rospotrebnadzor and the Eurasian Economic Commission confirmed the proposed amendments to the technical regulations on the labeling of food products in the EAEC, despite objections from some European Union food manufacturers, who claimed that the new GMO icon will cause problems for international trade.

According to the new regulations the basic size of the GMO icon label must not be less than 5 mm.

In June 2016 Russia’s State Duma adopted the…