All Information (Except Text) for S.2546 - Genetically Engineered Foods Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 06/17/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/17/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR 6/18/2004 S7020-7023) (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Genetically Engineered Foods Act
Actions Overview (1)
|06/17/2004||Introduced in Senate|
06/17/2004 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|06/17/2004||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR 6/18/2004 S7020-7023)|
Action By: Senate
|06/17/2004||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR 6/18/2004 S7019-7020)|
Action By: Senate
06/17/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR 6/18/2004 S7020-7023)
06/17/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR 6/18/2004 S7019-7020)
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Related Documents|
|Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry||06/17/2004||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative procedure
- Administrative remedies
- Agricultural research
- Agriculture in foreign trade
- Business records
- Congressional reporting requirements
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Electronic government information
- Environmental assessment
- Environmental research
- Farm produce
- Food industry
- Food safety
- Genetic engineering
- Government paperwork
- Government publicity
- Governmental investigations
- Pest control
- Trade secrets
- Transgenic animals
- Transgenic plants
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/17/2004)
Genetically Engineered Foods Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require a producer to obtain pre-market approval before introducing any genetically engineered food into interstate commerce. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set forth regulations governing the approval process, including requirements for the approval of split use food (defined as genetically engineered food that could be used by both humans and animals, but is not marketed to humans).
Requires the Secretary to provide public notice, make the application and supporting material available to the public, and provide for public comment for genetically engineered foods and animals. Allows the Secretary to protect trade secrets under certain circumstances.
Requires the Secretary to establish: (1) programs to conduct testing to detect the presence of genetically engineered ingredients in foods; (2) programs to monitor the safety of approved genetically engineered foods; and (3) a public registry of such foods.
Requires genetically engineered animals and genetic engineering techniques intended to be used to produce animals to meet the same requirements for approval as new animal drugs.
Requires the Secretary to conduct environmental assessments to evaluate the potential effects of such genetically engineered animals.
Deems genetically engineered animals or foods that are not approved to be adulterated.
Sets forth provisions for the approval of any genetic engineering technique or any genetically engineered food or animal that entered into interstate commerce before enactment of this Act.