Update to Woolworths GMO labelling
After almost a year of corresponding with Woolworths, Grass formally laid a complaint, on 30 October 2013, with the National Consumer Commission requesting that Woolworths comply with the GMO labelling law and correctly label their products that contain 5% or more GMO content. Grass has also asked for a formal apology to Woolworths customers for not complying with the GMO labelling law and the Consumer Protection Act thereby misinforming their customers with the misleading label of “may contain GMO”.
What you can do
Please email Woolworths to ask them to act on this request without delay since consumers and Woolworths customers have the right to informed purchasing decisions.
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com (and copy us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please email the National Consumer Commission Complaints@thencc.org.za (and copy us at email@example.com)
Details for the complaint
Product of questions is: Woolworths Super Maize Meal” which is labelled as “may be gentically modified”. African Centre of Biosafety has tested this product and found that it contains 79.78% GM maize. Therefore the labelling of this product does not comply with the law on GMO labelling.
View background to this story and other consumer news stories here
Download ACB’s full test results here.
We will keep you posted…
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