H.R.2439 - To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require retailers of farm-raised fish inform consumers, at the final point of sale to consumers, of the country of origin of the commodities.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] (Introduced 07/10/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||07/20/2001 Executive Comment Requested from USDA.|
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Summary: H.R.2439 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to: (1) require retailers of farm-raised fish to inform consumers, by means of a clear and visible label, sign, or placard at the final point of sale, of the country of origin of a covered commodity (whole farm-raised fish, and filets, steaks, nuggets, and any other flesh from such fish); (2) permit a retailer of such commodity to designate it as having a United States country of origin only if the commodity is exclusively from a farm-raised fish that is born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States; and (3) require any person engaged in supplying such commodity to retailers to provide retailers with country of origin information.
Introduced in House (07/10/2001)
Exempts food service establishments (restaurants, bars, food stands, and etc.) selling to the public from such requirement.