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Short Titles as Introduced

Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of genetically engineered foods, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

05/22/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

06/03/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/22/2002Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/22/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/22/2002 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health06/03/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/22/2002)

Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to include genetically engineered food and related materials in the definition of "food additive." Requires that a petition to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for a regulation prescribing the conditions of safe use of a genetically engineered food additive include all data collected or developed pursuant to safety investigations, including data that does not support the claim of safety.

Authorizes citizen suits concerning food additives against the alleged violator or against the Secretary for failure to perform a mandatory act or duty under this Act.

Mandates a fee from petitioners to cover related costs and to provide for a program of basic and applied research on genetic food additive safety.

Authorizes the detention (seizure) of food as well as devices during an inspection where the appropriate officer or employee of the Department of Health and Human Services has reason to believe such food or device is in violation of this Act. Requires all food retailers to register with the Food and Drug Administration to expedite recalls, embargoes, and seizures.