Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.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... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 4, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the egg, meat, and poultry inspection laws to ensure that consumers receive notification regarding food products produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on land on which sewage sludge was applied.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act''.

SEC. 2. NOTIFICATION TO CONSUMERS OF FOOD PRODUCTS PRODUCED ON LAND ON WHICH SEWAGE SLUDGE HAS BEEN APPLIED.

(a) Adulterated Food Under Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.-- Section 402 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 342) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(j)(1) Effective one year after the date of the enactment of the Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act, if it is a food (intended for human consumption and offered for sale) that was produced, or contains any ingredient that was produced, on land on which sewage sludge was applied, unless-- ``(A) the application of sewage sludge to the land terminated more than one year before the date on which the production of the food or ingredient on the land commenced; ``(B) the food bears a label that clearly indicates that the food, or an ingredient of the food, was produced on land on which sewage sludge was applied; or ``(C) in the case of a raw agricultural commodity or...

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193 Supporting
42 Opposing
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State: CA

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To amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the egg, meat, and poultry inspection laws to ensure that consumers receive notification regarding food products produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on land on which sewage sludge was applied.

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Users Supporting

I support H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because... We're being POISONED by corporations and "our" Govt., all for profit.

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WI
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machinehead
WI-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because the food we eat today is filled with all sorts of horrible ingredients or is made with unhealthy crops. This affects our health as a whole nation, but most importantly it affects this nation's future- the kids. If we don't make our children aware of what they are eating, then they will not make sure that their children are healthy, and the cycle will continue down this horrible path. We must stop this, and this bill would be one step closer to that goal.

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FL
10
Chibi~Nondi
FL-10
2 years ago

I support H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because... Who wants to eat Poo??

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CA
3
KeithParrish
CA-3
2 years ago

I support H.R. 213 ("To amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the egg, meat, and poultry inspection") because... I want to know how anything I put into my body is produced and what it contains. People need to be given the option of buying products amended with sewage sludge...or not. The same thing goes with ingredients in any ingestible product. Automatically include GMO or non-GMO labeling also.

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FL
4
bjbjax
FL-4
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because...This is not a federal issue. The only issue you should be dealing with is our military protection.

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MO
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mackelby
MO-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because... stop wasting mony

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MI
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ekruger7147
MI-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because this is an issue for the state not the government. Please stop taking the states rights away from them and start working on what the federal government is suppose to work on........debt

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TX
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just_lynn
TX-25
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act: I believe this is something that should be handled on the State level. Although I agree with the bill whole-heartedly I can't in good conscious give any more power to the Federal government that should be reserved for the States.

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OH
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DAC73
OH-5
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 213: Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act because... definition of what is sewer sludge is needed. A farmer using his livestock's waste to fertilize his crops should not be punished. I also see this as a state issue and not a federal issue.

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CA
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Bakobuck
CA-23
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 213 ("To amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the egg, meat, and poultry inspection") because... gmo food is a much larger concern than how crops are fertilized.

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KY
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JosephFields
KY-6
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.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. States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to modify the prohibition on the use of sewage sludge in organic food production under the National Organic Program of the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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