Unofficial translation of the letter by Gennadiy G. Onishchenko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance in the Sphere of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
FEDERAL SERVICE FOR SURVEILLANCE IN THE SPHERE OF CONSUMER RIGHTS PROTECTION AND HUMAN WELL-BEING
ON LABELING OF FOOD PRODUCTS CONTAINING GMOs
Federal Service for Surveillance in the Sphere of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, with regard to numerous addresses devoted to labeling of food derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO), hereby informs as follows:
In accordance with item 2, Article 10 of the Law of 07.02.1992, # 2300-1 "On the Protection of Consumer Rights" (amended by Federal law of 21.12.2004, # 171-FZ), information on goods must contain data on major consumer properties including "the presence of components derived from genetically modified organisms".
In view of the above we clarify the following: