GM (Genetically Modified) foods

At the time of writing, there is no GM fresh produce available in the UK. However, 3 genetically modified foods and ingredients are currently available in the UK, these being:

  • GM soya
  • GM maize
  • GM tomatoes sold only as tomato puree


If you sell GM food or your food contains GM ingredients, you are legally required to let your customers know this. You are required to do this by putting a statement next to the menu item or clearly stating that some of your food may contain GM ingredients and that further information can be obtained from your staff. You must ensure that you have a procedure for providing information to your staff that indicates which menu items contain GM ingredients.

If you do not knowingly use GM ingredients then your menu should carry a statement to that effect, this will remove any element of doubt from your customers and trading standards minds.

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