Labelling of foods and products containing GMOs

Since 2004 the Netherlands has required producers to indicate on the label if a food product contains more than 0.9% genetically modified ingredients. In this case the words “genetically modified” or “produced with genetically modified” are placed before the name of the ingredient. However, there are few genetically modified products on the market in the Netherlands.

It is not necessary to indicate on the label if a product contains milk, meat or eggs of animals that have eaten genetically modified feed, Likewise, if cotton from genetically modified cotton plants no longer contains viable seed, this need not be indicated on the label.