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Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act

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A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to genetically engineered food transparency and uniformity.

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03/02/2016Introduced in Senate

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03/02/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1225-1226)
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/02/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/02/2016)

Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require food that contains an ingredient from a genetically modified organism (GMO) to be labeled as genetically engineered.

A food is exempt from this requirement if GMO ingredients account for less than 0.9% of the food's weight. A food is not subject to this requirement solely because: (1) a genetically engineered vaccine was used at any point in the production of the food, or (2) it was produced using a processing aid or enzyme that was produced from a GMO.

The labeling requirements of this bill preempt state and local labeling requirements.