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H.R.213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor José E. Serrano, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to deem as adulterated food that is: (1) produced on land on which sewage sludge was applied; (2) derived from poultry that were raised, or that consumed animal feed produced, on such land; and (3) derived from livestock that grazed, or consumed animal feed produced, on such land.

Permits exceptions if: (1) the application of sewage sludge ended more than one year before producing food, raising poultry, producing animal feed, or grazing livestock; (2) the food labeling includes notice that the product was produced on such land; or (3) a sign providing such notice is posted in close proximity to the product for those foods generally offered for sale without labeling.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce