HB 568 Food labeling.
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Summary:
Food labeling. Allows the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to promulgate regulations concerning food labels and amends the statutory labeling requirements. A new requirement is added that beverages purporting to contain fruit or vegetable juice bear a label stating the percentage of the beverage that is juice. The bill also specifies that only colors not required to be certified under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act may be listed generally as "colorings." Labels which do not comply with the federal act's nutrition labeling requirements are newly deemed to be misbranded under the state statute.

Full text:
01/19/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 965534805  pdf
02/28/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB568ER)  pdf
04/15/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)  pdf

Status:
01/19/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 965534805
01/19/96  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/96  House: Reported from Agriculture (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/96  House: Read first time
01/30/96  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/96  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/01/96  Senate: Read first time
02/01/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/96  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/96  Senate: Read third time
02/21/96  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB568ER)
03/06/96  House: Enrolled
03/06/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/06/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 728 (effective 7/1/96)
04/15/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)