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Maize companies broke labelling laws - ACB

On Wednesday, the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) accused Nestle, Bokomo, Future Life and Impala maize...

Eyewitness News report

On Wednesday, the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) accused Nestle, Bokomo, Future Life and Impala maize meal of flouting labelling laws.

In terms of the Consumer Protection Act, foods containing a genetically modified ingredient of at least five percent need to be labelled by those producing, importing and packaging food.

The ACB's Miriam Mayet said non compliance with the act was deceiving and dangerous.

She said maize was consumed as a staple food in South Africa, but that many scientific studies had shown negative impacts on target insects and human cells.