H.R.17 - A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that certain foods intended for human consumption be labeled to show the amount of sodium and potassium they contain.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Neal Edward [D-IA-4] (Introduced 01/03/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/02/1983 Referred to Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.17 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/1983)
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to state that a food intended for human consumption shall be deemed misbranded unless it is labeled to show the amount of sodium and potassium it contains when in excess of a certain number of milligrams. Permits the Secretary of Health and Human Services to exempt a food from such requirement by requiring the information to be prominently displayed near its place of display or sale.
Exempts from such labeling requirements any manufacturer of such foods whose total annual sales are less than a specified amount.