HB 2349 Bioengineered foods; labeling certain products containing GMO, etc.
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Summary as introduced:
Bioengineered foods; GMO content; genetically modified fish; labeling. Requires certain products containing a genetically modified organism (GMO) to bear a label stating, "Congress prohibits states from requiring the on-package labeling of the GMO content of this product." The bill requires retail food stores to post notices and information sheets regarding bioengineered foods and to install digital scanners to read the matrix barcodes that certain packaged foods may use to provide information on GMO content. The bill also requires that any genetically modified fish or fish product be so labeled and that a fish or fish product that is labeled "wild," "antibiotic-free," "hormone-free," or free of added colors or additives be harvested from a river or ocean, not raised in captivity under control for its entire life, and free from added colors and additives. The bill provides that some of its provisions shall be repealed if Congress amends the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard to prohibit the on-package disclosure of bioengineered food solely by means of an electronic or digital link.

Full text:
01/14/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103395D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/14/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103395D
01/14/17  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/17  House: Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/30/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/07/17  House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources