H.R.5577 - Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] (Introduced 06/23/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||11/16/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5577 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/23/2010)
Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to deem a food misbranded if it contains or was produced with a genetically engineered material unless its labeling contains statements meeting specified requirements. Requires the periodic testing of such foods transferred along a chain of distribution to assure accuracy of labels, subject to specified exceptions. Excludes, in all three Acts, food: (1) served in restaurants; or (2) prepared primarily in a retail establishment, ready for human consumption, but not offered for sale for immediate consumption in the establishment.
Excludes, for purposes of the FDCA, a medical food as defined in the Orphan Drug Act.
Subjects violators to civil monetary penalties, exempting recipients who accept a guarantee of the absence of genetically engineered material in good faith or producers whose food inadvertently becomes contaminated by genetically engineered material. Authorizes citizen suits as specified.