Existing law requires any person who supplies farm-raised fish or wild fish to a food service establishment to provide information as to the country of origin of the product as federal law requires. Existing law also requires a food service establishment to place a disclaimer on either its menu or a placard stating the country of origin of the fish or informing the consumer that the consumer may request from the food service establishment the country of origin of the fish. If federal law does not require country of origin labeling, the supplier of the fish and the food service establishment are not required to provide country of origin labeling information
This bill would provide further legislative findings. This bill would require all suppliers and food service establishments to provide certain country of origin labeling of farm-raised fish and wild fish regardless of whether the fish or fish product is required to be labeled pursuant to federal law. This bill would remove the labeling option that allows a retail establishment offering fish for direct retail consumption to state the country of origin in lieu of the disclaimer or notice
Relating to country of origin labeling of certain farm-raised fish and wild fish; to amend Sections 1, 3, and of Act 2009-582, 2009 Regular Session (Acts 2009, p. 1715), now appearing as Sections 22-20A-1, 22-20A-3, and 22-20A-8, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide further for legislative findings and country of origin labeling; and to repeal Section f Act 2009-582, now appearing as Section 22-20A-4, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to labeling requirements for certain fish offered for direct sale to the consumer.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 25, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|January 12, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Agriculture and Forestry|
|Bill Text||HB171 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|