H. R. 4346
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 30, 2012
Ms. Pingree of Maine (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Requiring Easy and Accurate Labeling
of Beef Act or the
REAL Beef Act.
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—
in paragraph (11), by striking
or at the end;
in paragraph (12),
by striking the period at the end and inserting
; or; and
by adding at the end the following paragraph:
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.