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H. R. 468
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act relating to freshness
dates on food.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 29, 2003
Mrs. Lowey (for herself, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Crowley, Ms. DeLauro,
Mr. Kildee, and Mr. McDermott) introduced the following bill; which was
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act relating to freshness
dates on food.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Food Freshness Disclosure Act of
SEC. 2. FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT; REQUIREMENT OF INCLUSION
OF FRESHNESS DATE ON FOOD LABELING.
(a) In General.--Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and
Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the
``(w) Except as provided in subparagraph (6), unless its label
bears information on freshness in accordance with the following:
``(1) The label of the food states a date upon which the
food will no longer be fresh (in this paragraph referred to as
the `freshness date'). The freshness date is a date selected by
the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of the food on the
basis of tests and other information showing that the food,
until that date, under the conditions of handling, storage,
preparation, and use prescribed by label directions, will--
``(A) when consumed contain not less than the
quantity of each nutrient set forth in the food label
in accordance with paragraph (q) and with section
101.9(g)(4) of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations;
``(B) otherwise be not adulterated and of an
``(2) The freshness date is stated in terms of the day and
month if the product will not be fresh after three months on
the shelf or in terms of the month and year if the product will
be fresh for more than three months on the shelf. The day,
month, and year are declared in uncoded numerical sequence,
except that the month may be indicated by letters.
``(3) The phrase `best if used by' precedes the freshness
``(4) On the label, the freshness date is--
``(A) in single easy-to-read type style using upper
and lower case letters in the standard form;
``(B) in a type size no smaller than 8 point; and
``(C) located in a conspicuous place on the package
of the product.
``(5) The freshness date is on the containers of any food
sent to the seller of such food to consumers.
``(6) The requirements of subparagraphs (1) through (4)
shall not apply to any food that, under section 101.9(j) of
title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, is exempt from the
nutrition labeling requirements of section 101.9 of such
(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) takes
effect upon the expiration of the 180-day period beginning on the date
of the enactment of this Act.
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