Murkowski Slams FDA’s Decision To Allow Gene-Altered Salmon Imports

By David Roza
March 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) slammed FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s decision to deactivate a 2016 import alert that prevented genetically engineered salmon from entering the U.S. market until labeling guidelines were developed. Though Gottlieb said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final regulations that satisfy the labeling requirement, Murkowski blasted those regulations, saying they don’t require adequate mandatory labeling “and don’t suffice as giving consumers clear information.” “Instead, they will only confuse people,” she added. Gottlieb’s ensuing decision to deactivate...

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