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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2479

 To provide clarification regarding the common or usual name for bison 
and compliance with section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
                      Act, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 16, 2019

    Mr. Hoeven (for himself, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Braun, and Ms. Smith) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
          Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide clarification regarding the common or usual name for bison 
and compliance with section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
                      Act, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. COMMON OR USUAL NAME FOR NORTH AMERICAN BISON.

    Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 
343) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(z)(1) Subject to subparagraph (2), if it is a food that is or 
contains any animal in the genus Bubalus and the labeling uses the term 
`buffalo' as a common or usual name for the food, unless the term used 
in the labeling is `water buffalo'.
    ``(2) Subparagraph (1) shall not be construed as prohibiting the 
use of the term `buffalo' as a common or usual name for the animal 
Bison bison bison (commonly known as the plains bison), or the animal 
Bison bison athabascae (commonly known as the wood bison).''.
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