May 20, 2008
California considering clone labeling bill this week
A California bill requiring labeling of cloned animal food products comes up for hearing this week. SB 1121 was introduced last March. It requires each seller of a cloned animal to inform the buyer that the animal is a clone and requires labeling of food products that contain any product from a cloned animal or its progeny.
From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:
SB 1121, as introduced, Migden. Food labeling: cloned animals.
Existing law provides that food is misbranded if, among other things, it does not bear a label containing specified information. Under existing law, a violation of the provisions relating to the labeling of food products is a crime. This bill would require a every livestock producer, as defined, who sells or transfers any cloned animal or its progeny to disclose to the buyer or transferee that the animal is cloned or is the progeny of a cloned animal, as specified. It would also require food for human consumption that contains any product from a cloned animal or its progeny to be labeled to indicate that the food includes the product of a cloned animal or its progeny, as specified. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
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