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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Hamburger Safety Act of 1997

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the approval of a petition pending at the Food and Drug Administration to allow the use of low-dose irradiation to pasteurize red meat, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

09/16/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

09/22/1997Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
09/16/1997Referred to the House Committee on Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1997Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce09/16/1997 Referred to
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment09/22/1997 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/16/1997)

Hamburger Safety Act of 1997 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to prohibit construing specified FDCA provisions to require on food labeling a separate radiation disclosure statement more prominent than the required declaration of ingredients. Requires approval of the Isomedix Corporation petition submitted on a specified date under FDCA provisions relating to regulations on food additive safety. Requires a commercial establishment serving prepared meat and poultry to make information available to patrons, in a manner deemed appropriate by the establishment, about whether the meat and poultry has been treated with low-dose radiation.