H.R.2649 - National Uniformity for Food Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] (Introduced 07/26/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/10/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2649 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
National Uniformity for Food Act of 2001 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to prohibit any State or political subdivision from establishing or continuing in effect as to any food in interstate commerce any requirement for food that is not identical to specified FDCA provisions.
Introduced in House (07/26/2001)
Prohibits any State or political subdivision from establishing or continuing in effect any notification requirement for a food that provides for a warning concerning the food's safety that is not identical to FDCA provisions. Allows current State notification or food safety requirements to continue for 180 days after the enactment of this Act, during which such State may petition for an exemption or a new national standard. Allows a State to petition for an exemption and for a national standard regarding any requirement under the FDCA, as amended by this Act, or the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act relating to food regulation. Allows a State to establish a requirement that would otherwise violate FDCA provisions relating to national uniform nutrition labeling or this paragraph if the requirement is needed to address an imminent hazard to health that is likely to result in serious adverse health consequences and if other requirements are met.