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Bill Detail: HB20-1226

 

Title Food Safety And Quality Labeling
Status House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (03/12/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
House Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/31/2020
Description

The bill encourages each food manufacturer to affix a label
indicating an elevated risk date on each product that poses a high level of
risk to an individual who consumes the food product after the elevated
risk date. On and after July 1, 2023, food that is offered for sale with such
a label must:

  • Display the elevated risk date preceded by the phrase USE
BY unless the executive director of the department of
public health and environment (department) promulgates
rules establishing a different phrase; and
  • Express the date by the first 3 letters of the month,
followed by numerals designating the calendar day and
year, or by the numerical calendar month followed by
numerals designating the calendar day and year.
On and after July 1, 2023, if a food manufacturer or retail food
facility includes a quality date on a food product, the quality date must be:
  • Displayed preceded by the phrase BEST IF USED BY
unless the executive director promulgates rules establishing
a different phrase; and
  • Expressed by the first 3 letters of the month followed by
numerals designating the calendar day and year, or by the
numerical calendar month followed by numerals
designating the calendar day and year.
The bill requires the department to make publicly available on its
website information indicating the distinction between elevated risk dates
and quality dates on food labels.
The executive director may promulgate rules to implement the new
labeling requirements.

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