Rep. Cheape addresses HB 174 – Relating to Food Labeling

RELATING TO FOOD LABELING. Report Title: Genetically Engineered Organisms; Produce; Labeling; Import Description: Requires all imported genetically engineered fresh produce sold in Hawaii to be labeled as “genetically engineered”. Requires disclosure of genetic engineering and compliance with recommendations of the Invasive Species Council upon import. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB174 HD1)

Reported from AGR (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 253) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC. 2/8/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Fale, Fukumoto, Oshiro, Tsuji, Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Har, McDermott excused (3).


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