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HR 4167 - National Uniformity for Food Act - Key Vote

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Heather Wilson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (283-139) - (Key vote)

Title: National Uniformity for Food Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill allowing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish national food safety warning standards.

Highlights:
  • Requires states to follow all FDA food warning standards 180 days after the bill becomes law (Sec. 2).
  • Allows states to petition for an exemption or to create a national food warning standard (Sec. 2).
  • Allows states to establish an "imminent hazard to health" notification requirement on food products, if the product may have serious health effects or death (Sec. 2).
  • Declares that states may still impose regulations and notices dealing with mercury content in fish and shellfish (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

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