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H.R. 5249 (115th): Olive Oil Consumer Standards Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5249

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Arrington, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Ruppersberger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to submit a report to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on the use of a Federal standard of identity for olive oil, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Olive Oil Consumer Standards Act of 2018.

2.

Olive oil Federal standard report required

(a)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with persons affected by the potential establishment of a Federal standard of identity for olive oil, shall submit to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs a report on whether an appropriate Federal standard of identity for olive oil would be in the interest of consumers, the olive oil industry, and United States agriculture.

(b)

Consideration

In preparing the report required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall take into consideration the citizen petition entitled Standard of Identity for Olive Oil and Olive-Pomace Oil filed with the Food and Drug Administration on July 9, 2012 (and any successor filings).

3.

Membership in the International Olive Council

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall take such steps as may be necessary to apply for United States membership in the International Olive Council.