S. 414 (110th): Cloned Food Labeling Act

Introduced:
Jan 26, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 992 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 12, 2007

Sponsor
Barbara Mikulski
Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 26, 2007
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 992 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 26, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act to require that food that contains product from a cloned animal be labeled accordingly, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/26/2007--Introduced.
Cloned Food Labeling Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act to deem as misbranded a food or meat food product that contains any part of a cloned animal and does not bear a conspicuous label including a notice of that information.
Requires individuals to maintain a verifiable recordkeeping audit trail that will permit verification of compliance with this Act.
Deems as misbranded a food that bears a label indicating that it does not contain cloned product, unless the label is in accordance with applicable regulations that may not:
(1) require such a label to include a statement indicating that the fact that a food does not contain such product has no bearing on the safety of the food for human consumption; and
(2) prohibit such a label on the basis that, in the case of the type of food involved, there is no version of the food in commercial distribution that does contain such product.
Sets forth civil penalties for violation of this Act. Exempts a person who establishes a guaranty, signed by the person residing in the United States from whom the food was received in good faith, that the food does not contain any cloned product.
Allows a person to commence a civil action against a person who is alleged to have violated this Act or the applicable Secretary where a failure of the Secretary to perform any act or duty that is not discretionary is alleged.

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