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Bill:CA AB 1871 - Protects the claim "California grown"
Summary:Existing law provides standards for various agricultural products, including fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and authorizes the use of the term "California grown" and similar terms for marketing, advertising, or promotional purposes only to identify food or agricultural products that have been produced in the state. This bill makes it unlawful for any person or entity, or employee or agent of that person or entity, to make any statement, representation, or assertion relating to the sale or availability of agr
Sponsor(s):Roger Dickinson (D)
As of 10/21/2014: Adopted September 26, 2014

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)
As of 2/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

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)
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.