Nestle ordered by Brazilian court to impose mandatory labeling for all of its products in nation that highlight GM ingredients of more than 1%; company also ordered to pay 5,000 reais/product that doesn't match terms of court order
August 27, 2012
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– Nestle SA has been ordered by a Brazilian court to impose mandatory labeling for all of its products in the nation that highlights genetically modified (GM) ingredients of more than 1%, Food Navigator reported Aug. 27.
Nestle was also ordered to pay 5,000 reais (US$2,462.81) per product that doesn’t match the terms of the court order.
The decision comes after an analysis found GM ingredients in the composition of Nestle’s strawberry-flavored Bono cookies. A civil investigation found that more than half of the soybeans used in manufacturing the cookies were found to be GM in nature. The packaging, however, did not mention this.
The primary source of this article is Food Navigator, Montpellier, France, on Aug. 27, 2012.