Regarding the Disclosure of Hormone-disrupting Chemicals in Packaged Food

Last updated: Jun 24, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Dillon Bates, House 35
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1182

Position:

Opposed.

UPDATE: This bill died between the houses.

UPDATE: This bill will likely die in non-concurrence.

UPDATE: The bill received a divided report from the committee.

Summary:

This bill requires manufacturers and distributors of food or beverage products to submit to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry written notice if an ortho-phthalate or any other chemical the department determines poses a human health hazard is present in an amount greater than a de minimus level in the product's container or packaging or the food or beverage within the container or packaging. It requires the department to make information received from manufacturers and distributors available to the public. It authorizes the department to assess a fee on manufacturers and distributors.