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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 1000 - Establish SSB Safety Warning Act
Summary:This bill would establish the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act, which would prohibit a person from distributing, selling, or offering for sale a sugar-sweetened beverage in a sealed beverage container, or a multipack of sugar-sweetened beverages, in this state unless the beverage container or multipack bears a specified safety warning, as prescribed. The bill also would require every person who owns, leases, or otherwise legally controls the premises where a vending machine or beverage dispensing
Sponsor(s):Senator Bill Monning (D) (Coauthor: Senator Steinberg)
Status:
As of 2/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 1318 - Labeling GMO foods
Summary:This bill would require that any food, except as provided, offered for retail sale in the state be considered misbranded if it is entirely or partially genetically engineered and that fact is not disclosed in a specified manner. The bill would prescribe labeling requirements for a raw agricultural commodity that is genetically engineered and packaged foods containing some products of genetic engineering. The bill would also prescribe who is responsible for complying with those labeling requirements. The bil
Sponsor(s):Noreen Evans (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.