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S. 2095 (114th): Alaskan Pollock and Golden King Crab Labeling Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2095

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 2015

(for herself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Sullivan, and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To establish certain requirements with respect to pollock and golden king crab.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alaskan Pollock and Golden King Crab Labeling Act.

2.

Requirements

(a)

Pollock and golden king crab

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.)—

(1)

the acceptable market name of Gadus chalcogrammus, formerly known as Theragra chalcogramma, is pollock; and

(2)

the acceptable market name of Lithodes aequispinus is golden king crab.

(b)

Labeling of pollock

Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(z)

If it is labeled or advertised as Alaskan pollock or Alaska pollock and it is not pollock that is harvested in the exclusive economic zone (as that term is defined in the section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802)) or the State waters adjacent to the State of Alaska.

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