H.R. 4346 (112th): REAL Beef Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 30, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4346

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2012

(for herself, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Norton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act so that labels on packages of meat include a statement on whether the meat contains lean finely textured beef.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Requiring Easy and Accurate Labeling of Beef Act or the REAL Beef Act.

2.

Including a statement on whether meat contains lean finely textured beef on labels

Section 1(n) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601(n)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (11), by striking or at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (12), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following paragraph:

(13)

if in a package or other container at the final point of sale it contains low-temperature rendered product, also known as lean finely textured beef (as such terms are defined by the Secretary), unless it bears a label stating that it contains such product.

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