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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2915         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1947

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kimberly N. Ferguson

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to food labeling.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2915        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1947

By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1947) of Kimberly N. Ferguson, James R. Miceli and Matthew A. Beaton that the Department of Public Health implement a food labeling program for commercially caught, landed and sold saltwater fish .  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to food labeling.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              And Provided further that not withstanding any special or general law to the contrary the Department of Public Health shall implement a food labeling program for commercially caught, landed and sold saltwater fish including but not limited to tuna, mackerel, swordfish, grouper, striped bass and bluefish.  The label shall provide the consumer with information concerning the safety and the risk factors of consumption of the fish based on toxin levels in the fish and their hazards to human health, in particular the health of young children, women of child-bearing age and pregnant women.

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