Existing law, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell, deliver, hold, or offer for sale, any food that is misbranded. Food is misbranded if its labeling does not conform to specified state and federal labeling requirements regarding nutrition, nutrient content or health claims, and food allergens. Violation of this law is a misdemeanor. This bill, beginning January 1, 2016, would require that any food, except as provided, offered for retail sale in the state be considered misbranded if it is entirely or partially genetically engineered, as defined, and that fact is not disclosed in a specified manner. The bill would prescribe labeling requirements for a raw agricultural commodity that is genetically engineered and packaged foods, as defined, containing some products of genetic engineering. The bill would impose these labeling requirements on manufacturers and retailers, as defined, of the commodities and foods. Because this bill would create new crimes by expanding the number of foods that could potentially be misbranded, it would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
From Assembly without further action.
Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 5645.)
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 3328.) Ordered to the Assembly.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and ordered to consent calendar.
Set for hearing April 28.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 3091.) (April 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Set for hearing April 8.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/18/14 - Introduced|
|06/19/14 - Amended Assembly|
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