Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

House Agriculture Committee Passes Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

July 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, sending the bill to the House floor for a vote.  H.R. 1599 ensures national uniformity in labeling non-genetically modified foods.

After approval and passage by the committee, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement: 

“Without a national definition of ‘non-genetically engineered’ foods, businesses have been dealing with a patchwork of definitions and labeling requirements by individual states.  This bill will make it easier for producers to voluntarily label non-genetically engineered products and bring it to market in all 50 states.  A uniform definition and labeling process will make it less costly to do business and ultimately save money and give choices for the consumer.”

More information on H.R. 1599 can be found here.