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Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
This bill was introduced on April 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Junior Senator from California
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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Length: 8 pages
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that genetically engineered food and foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients be labeled accordingly.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
The bill would require clear labeling for any food that was genetically engineered or contains at least one genetically engineered ingredient to be clearly labeled.
Senator Barbara Boxer [D-CA] and Congressman Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] introduced identical bills to their respective houses in order to bring FDA labeling policy in line with 21st century food technologies. Both bills have bipartisan cosponsors ...
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2080 (106th).
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 511.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 809”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 22, 2000
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2015
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