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The House Agriculture Committee sent the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 one step closer to consideration by the full House. By a voice vote, the committee passed the SAFE act, which now awaits the same action by the House Energy and Commerce Committee before it can be considered by the full chamber. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 was first introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo of Kansas and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina. It was amended under the House Agriculture Committee by Illinois Representative Rodney Davis. The committee says the legislation will provide clarity and stability in the marketplace through national uniformity regarding marketing claims for products grown using the latest agricultural production technologies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has not scheduled a markup and no companion bill has been introduced in the Senate, according to the Hagstrom Report.

Source: NAFB News Service