H.R.4441 - A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require a health warning on the labels of bottles containing alcoholic beverages.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] (Introduced 04/21/1988)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/22/1988 See H.R.5210. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4441 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/1988)
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require one of several specified health warnings to appear on the labels of bottles containing alcoholic beverages.
Specifies required contents, including warnings relating alcohol consumption to birth defects, impairment of driving ability, hypertension, liver disease, and possible addiction.
Directs that each such warning: (1) be in a conspicuous and prominent place on the container; (2) be randomly displayed by a manufacturer or packager in as equal a number of times as is possible on each brand of the beverage; and (3) be randomly distributed in all parts of the United States where such brand is marketed.
Exempts from the foregoing requirements alcoholic beverages sold or distributed for export or for consumption outside the United States, except those sold or distributed to members of the U.S. armed forces located outside of the United States.
Provides that compliance with the warning label requirements of this Act does not exempt any person from any common law duty to warn.