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S. 282: Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 30, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 282

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 30, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend the market name of genetically altered salmon in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act.

2.

Purposes

It is the purpose of this Act to ensure that consumers in the United States can make informed decisions when purchasing salmon.

3.

Market name for genetically engineered salmon

(a)

In General

Notwithstanding subtitle E of title II of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1639 et seq.), or any other provision of law, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the acceptable market name of any salmon that is genetically engineered shall include the words “Genetically Engineered” or GE prior to the existing acceptable market name.

(b)

Definition

For purposes of this section, salmon is genetically engineered if it has been modified by recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques, including the entire lineage of salmon that contain the rDNA modification.