S. 809 (113th): Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act


Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Boxer

Junior Senator from California



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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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 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 ...

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Apr 24, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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.


17 cosponsors (15D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2080 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 22, 2000

S. 511 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2015

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