S.2621 - Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/02/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||03/02/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1225-1226) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2621 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.