IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 16, 2019
Mr. Hoeven (for himself, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Braun, and Ms. Smith) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To provide clarification regarding the common or usual name for bison and compliance with section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and for other purposes.
Common or usual name for North American bison
Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Subject to subparagraph (2), if it is a food that is or contains any animal in the genus Bubalus and the labeling uses the term buffalo as a common or usual name for the food, unless the term used in the labeling is
Subparagraph (1) shall not be construed as prohibiting the use of the term buffalo as a common or usual name for the animal Bison bison bison (commonly known as the plains bison), or the animal Bison bison athabascae (commonly known as the wood bison).