In re Food Warning Legislation
- Case Date: 11/29/2005
- Project Name: Health Care Project
On November 29, 2005, WLF attorneys advised a ranking Member of the House of Representative that Congress would be acting appropriately were it to adopt legislation requiring national uniformity in food safety and warning requirements. In a written response to a request for counsel from U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns, WLF attorneys stated that H.R. 4167, the proposed National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 ("NUFA"), is consistent with the federal government's traditional role in the regulation of interstate commerce and an appropriate response to the disruptions in interstate commerce caused by California's Proposition 65. Among other provisions, NUFA would broadly preempt State efforts to impose warning requirements on food. WLF said that NUFA would have a large impact only in those few States -- particularly California -- in which excessive imposition of food warning requirements is having a significant negative effect on interstate commerce.
|Awaiting action on H.R. 4167.|
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