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H.R. 2268: Menstrual Products Right To Know Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2268

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to treat certain menstrual products as misbranded if their labeling does not list each ingredient or component of the product, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Menstrual Products Right To Know Act of 2019.

2.

Certain menstrual products misbranded if labeling does not include ingredients

(a)

In general

Section 502 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 352) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(ee)

If it is a menstrual product, such as a menstrual cup, a scented, scented deodorized, or unscented menstrual pad or tampon, a therapeutic vaginal douche apparatus, or an obstetrical and gynecological device described in section 884.5400, 884.5425, 884.5435, 884.5460, 884.5470, or 884.5900 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation), unless its label or labeling lists the name of each ingredient or component of the product in order of the most predominant ingredient or component to the least predominant ingredient or component.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) applies with respect to products introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.