H.R. 3553 (112th): Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act

Introduced:
Dec 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dennis Kucinich
Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 02, 2011
Length
43 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5577 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 02, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that food that contains a genetically engineered material, or that is produced with a genetically engineered material, be labeled accordingly.

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Cosponsors
31 cosponsors (30D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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12/2/2011--Introduced.
Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to deem a food misbranded if it contains or was produced with a genetically engineered material unless its labeling contains statements meeting specified requirements.
Requires the periodic testing of such foods transferred along a chain of distribution to assure accuracy of labels, subject to specified exceptions.
Excludes, in all three Acts, food:
(1) served in restaurants; or
(2) prepared primarily in a retail establishment, ready for human consumption, but not offered for sale for immediate consumption in the establishment.
Excludes, for purposes of the FFDCA, a medical food as defined in the Orphan Drug Act.
Subjects violators to civil monetary penalties, exempting recipients who accept a guarantee of the absence of genetically engineered material in good faith or producers whose food inadvertently becomes contaminated by genetically engineered material.
Authorizes citizen suits as specified.

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