H.R. 3115 (110th): Carbon Monoxide Treated Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Safe Handling, Labeling, and Consumer Protection Act

Introduced:
Jul 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bart Stupak
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 19, 2007
Length
7 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 19, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Jul 19, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide restrictions on the use of carbon monoxide in meat, poultry, and seafood, and for other purposes.

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14 cosponsors (14D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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7/19/2007--Introduced.
Carbon Monoxide Treated Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Safe Handling, Labeling, and Consumer Protection Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make changes to the definition of "color additive" to include carbon monoxide that may impart, maintain, preserve, stabilize, fix, or otherwise affect the color of fresh meat, poultry products, or seafood, unless the label of such food bears, prominently and conspicuously, a specified statement that advises consumers:
(1) that carbon monoxide has been used to preserve the color of the product;
(2) not to rely on the color or the "use or freeze by" date alone to judge the freshness or safety of the product; and
(3) to discard any product with an unpleasant odor, slime, or a bulging package.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish alternative labeling requirements, not earlier than five years after the effective date of this Act, if: (1) such statement is no longer required to prevent consumer deception and other harms; and (2) such alternative requirements are shown to be adequate and effective in preventing consumer deception and other harms related to the conditions of use of carbon monoxide.

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