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Library of Congress Summary
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Cancer-Free Label Act of 2012 - Directs the head of each federal agency that regulates a covered product to establish a program to permit the labeling of such a product that does not contain any carcinogens as "Cancer-Free." Defines a "covered product" to mean any product offered for sale that is:
(1) regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), or the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and
(2) intended for individual or residential use.
Requires such agency heads to coordinate to develop an easily recognizable label:
(1) to be affixed to a covered product to signify that it has been approved for "Cancer-Free" labeling, and
(2) to include a notice stating that "This product does not contain known or likely carcinogens that increase your risk of cancer." Prohibits the introduction or offering for introduction into interstate commerce of a covered product affixed with a "Cancer-Free" label if:
(1) the head of each federal agency that regulates the product has not approved an application for the labeling of the product as "Cancer-Free," or
(2) the product contains any substance that is not listed in such application.
Sets forth requirements regarding:
(1) application approval and confidentiality;
(2) random testing of covered products, random audits of facilities in which such products are manufactured, and measures to ensure compliance with agency guidance;
(3) application fees; and
(4) penalties for violations.
Requires such agency heads to:
(1) issue guidance to prevent the introduction of carcinogens into such product during its manufacture, storage, and transportation; and
(2) post on the agency's public website a list of all covered products regulated by that agency that have been approved for labeling as "Cancer-Free."
House Republican Conference Summary
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