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111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1783

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country 
                 of origin labeling for dairy products.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 14, 2009

 Mr. Franken (for himself, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Brown) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                  Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country 
                 of origin labeling for dairy products.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Dairy COOL Act of 2009''.

SEC. 2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS.

    (a) Definitions.--Section 281 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 
1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A)--
                            (i) in clause (x), by striking ``and'' at 
                        the end;
                            (ii) in clause (xi), by striking the period 
                        at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                            (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(xii) dairy products.''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``(other than 
                clause (xii) of that subparagraph)'' after 
                ``subparagraph (A)'';
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (9) as 
        paragraphs (4) through (10), respectively; and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Dairy product.--The term `dairy product' means--
                    ``(A) fluid milk;
                    ``(B) cheese, including cottage cheese and cream 
                cheese;
                    ``(C) yogurt;
                    ``(D) ice cream;
                    ``(E) butter; and
                    ``(F) any other dairy product.''.
    (b) Notice of Country of Origin.--Section 282(a) of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638a(a)) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Designation of country of origin for dairy 
        products.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A retailer of a covered 
                commodity that is a dairy product shall designate the 
                origin of the covered commodity as--
                            ``(i) each country in which or from the 1 
                        or more dairy ingredients or dairy components 
                        of the covered commodity were produced, 
                        originated, or sourced; and
                            ``(ii) each country in which the covered 
                        commodity was processed.
                    ``(B) State, region, locality of the united 
                states.--With respect to a covered commodity that is a 
                dairy product produced exclusively in the United 
                States, designation by a retailer of the State, region, 
                or locality of the United States where the covered 
                commodity was produced shall be sufficient to identify 
                the United States as the country of origin.''.
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