Summary: H.R.1144 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1144. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/17/1999)

Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Act of 1999 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to require a packer or processor of domestic or imported livestock or meat offered for U.S. sale to affix and maintain throughout the chain of distribution country-of-origin labeling until sale to a consumer, food-serving institution, or restaurant.

States that food-serving institutions and restaurants shall not be required to notify customers of the country-of origin of meat and meat food products served.

Restricts the use of "U.S. meat" label to a carcass or part, meat, or meat food product, consisting entirely of domestic meat.

Includes country-of-origin requirements in the definition of misbranded under such Act.