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S 831

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 831

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country of origin labeling for dairy products.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 14, 2011

Mr. FRANKEN (for himself, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. SCHUMER, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, and Mr. SANDERS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country of origin labeling for dairy products.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Dairy COOL Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS.

    (a) Definitions- Section 281 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A)--

          (i) in clause (x), by striking `and' at the end;

          (ii) in clause (xi), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and'; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

          `(xii) dairy products.'; and

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting `(other than clause (xii) of that subparagraph)' after `subparagraph (A)';

      (2) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (9) as paragraphs (4) through (10), respectively; and

      (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

      `(3) DAIRY PRODUCT- The term `dairy product' means--

        `(A) fluid milk;

        `(B) cheese, including cottage cheese and cream cheese;

        `(C) yogurt;

        `(D) ice cream;

        `(E) butter; and

        `(F) any other dairy product.'.

    (b) Notice of Country of Origin- Section 282(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638a(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(5) DESIGNATION OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS-

        `(A) IN GENERAL- A retailer of a covered commodity that is a dairy product shall designate the origin of the covered commodity as--

          `(i) each country in which or from the 1 or more dairy ingredients or dairy components of the covered commodity were produced, originated, or sourced; and

          `(ii) each country in which the covered commodity was processed.

        `(B) STATE, REGION, LOCALITY OF THE UNITED STATES- With respect to a covered commodity that is a dairy product produced exclusively in the United States, designation by a retailer of the State, region, or locality of the United States where the covered commodity was produced shall be sufficient to identify the United States as the country of origin.'.

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