H.R.5687 - Food Additive Safety Amendments95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Martin, James G. [R-NC-9] (Introduced 03/29/1977)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/29/1977 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5687 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/29/1977)
Food Additive Safety Amendments - States that a food additive shall be deemed safe if the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1) makes a finding, based on recommendations of an advisory committee, that the public benefit from permitting the use of such additive would exceed the public risk which might result from such use; (2) gives notice in the Federal Register of such a finding and invites public comment thereon; and (3) issues a final order not earlier than 120 days of such publication in the Federal Register of such findings.
Specifies factors the Secretary must take into consideration when evaluating a food additive.
Deems saccharin a safe food additive unless the Secretary declares it unsafe under the provisions of this Act.