H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 25, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jul 23, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 23, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Mike Pompeo

Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015
Length: 37 pages

Prognosis:

27% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to food produced from, containing, or consisting of a bioengineered organism, the labeling of natural foods, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs).

It would require food producers to notify FDA of any bioengineered foods intended to be sold interstate and would disallow the sale any bioengineered ...

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History

Mar 25, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 14, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 23, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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